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The Art of Tonal Analysis: Twelve Lessons in Schenkerian Theory

Carl Schachter and Joseph N. Straus


Carl Schachter is the world’s leading practitioner of Schenkerian theory and analysis as applied to the masterworks of the tonal tradition. Although his articles and books have been broadly influential, perhaps his greatest impact has been felt in the classroom, at a variety of institutions. In fall 2012, Schachter taught a special doctoral seminar at the City of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, where he talked about the music and the musical issues that have concerned him most deeply. This book consists of edited transcripts of those lectures.

Keywords: analysis, form, harmony, Schenker, tonality, voice leading

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190227395
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227395.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl Schachter, author
Professor Emeritus, Queens College and Graduate Center, City University of New York

Joseph N. Straus, editor
Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center, CUNY