Schenker in America


Required Readings


Forte, Allen. “Schenker’s Conception of Musical Structure.” Journal of Music Theory3/1 (1959), 1–30.


Cook, Nicholas. “Music Theory and ‘Good Comparison’: A Viennese Perspective,” Journal of Music Theory 33/1 (1989), 117–41.


Straus, Joseph N. “The Problem of Prolongation in Post-Tonal Music,” Journal of Music Theory 31/1 (1987), 1–21.


Suggested Readings


Keiler, Allan and Schenker, "The Origins of Schenker's Thought: How Man Is Musical," Journal of Music Theory 33/2 (1989), 273–98.


Drabkin, William. “Heinrich Schenker.” In The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory, edited by Thomas Christensen, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002, 812–43.


Schachter, Carl, “Elephants, Crocodiles, and Beethoven: Schenker's Politics and the Pedagogy of Schenkerian Analysis,” Theory abd Practice 26 (2001), 1–20.


Cook, Nicholas. "Schenker's Theory of Music as Ethics," The Journal of Musicology 7/4 (1989), 415–39.


Parkhurst, Bryan J. "Making a Virtue of Necessity; Schenker and Kantian Teleology," Journal of Music Theory 61/1 (2017), 59–109.


Rothstein, William. "The Americanization of Heinrich Schenker." In Schenker Studies, dited by Hedi Siegel, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990, 193–203.


Salzer, Felix. Structural Hearing: Tonal Coherence in Music. New York: Charles Boni; rep. Dover, 1952.


Additional Resources


Schenker Documents Online