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David Lewin's Morgengruß: Text, Context, Commentary

David Bard-Schwarz and Richard Cohn


This book presents an extended version of the 1974 essay by David Lewin on “Morgengruß,” a twenty-three measure strophic song from Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin. The essay was central to Lewin’s graduate teaching, and copies of it have circulated by hand through the music-scholarly community. Yet Lewin initially wrote it for an audience of nonspecialists who have had “exposure equivalent to an academic semester’s work in a basic harmony course.” In addition, the book presents a preface, introduction, and three critical chapters that place Lewin’s work within the context of late-twentieth-cent ... More

Keywords: music theory, phenomenology, music analysis, Schubert

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199844784
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844784.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Bard-Schwarz, editor
Associate Professor of Music, University of North Texas, Denton

Richard Cohn, editor
Battell Professor of Music Theory, Yale University, New Haven

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Richard Cohn

Part I David Lewin’s Morgengruß: The Text

1 Morgengruß by David Lewin

Edited by David Bard-Schwarz and Richard Cohn Musical Examples by Reiner Krämer

Part II David Lewin’s Morgengruß Context and Commentary