Scholar/pianist/media author ROBERT WINTER holds the Presidential Chair in Music and Interactive Arts at UCLA. After writing his doctoral dissertation on the sketches for Beethoven's String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131, Robert authored, co-authored, or edited four major books on Beethoven and published a substantial number of influential articles on the music of Franz Schubert. From 1979 on, Winter became widely known to the general musical public for his nationally broadcast 10-week live-music series on Mozart and Beethoven for American Public Radio, as well as programs in the series Pacific Coast Highway. He has lectured and performed for practically every major musical institution in the United States. In 1989 Winter's career took a dramatic turn when he was invited by the Voyager Company to produce its first original interactive software title (for which he chose Beethoven's Ninth Symphony) - today widely regarded as the first commercial interactive publication. As an instinctively multimedia performer and author, Winter's work has been hailed in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek (where he was profiled as one of "50 to Watch" in cyberspace), People magazine, Wired magazine, and elsewhere as milestones in multimedia publishing. Winter's awards and honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship.