[Smt-talk] Reading for Master's Students

Phillip Dineen pdineen at uottawa.ca
Thu Dec 1 13:01:01 PST 2011

Deborah. You might compare volumes 14, "Approaches to Tonal Analysis," and 13, "Criticism and Analysis," in the series The Garland Library of the History of Western Music, edited by Ellen Rosand, Garland, 1985. There are some classic essays there, many still relevant presumably today. Patricia Carpenter's "The Musical Object" comes to mind.

Murray Dineen
University of Ottawa
pdineen at uottawa.ca

From: smt-talk-bounces at lists.societymusictheory.org [mailto:smt-talk-bounces at lists.societymusictheory.org] On Behalf Of Deborah Stein
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Subject: [Smt-talk] Reading for Master's Students

Dear collective wisdom,

I'm trying to compile a list of readings for students just beginning to explore the many aspects of the field of music theory.  The readings would be on the beginning graduate level and would include two categories: (1) introductions to the various sub-disciplines and (2) "classic" essays that one should know, such as Lewin's phenomenology article. Even given the enormity of publications, I am hoping to compile 12 to 20 articles or book chapters that show the breadth and depth of our world.

Feel free to suggest as many readings as you wish, though I'd prefer to know those you feel are most important first!

Many thanks,


 Deborah Stein
Music Theory Department
New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

(617) 469-249
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