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Allen Forte Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 135

Scope and Contents

The Allen Forte Collection includes theoretical analyses (published and unpublished) of the works of a wide variety of composers; a selection of Forte's correspondence, which includes letters to and from Ernst Oster, Gertrud Schoenberg, and other notable music theorists; materials related to some of the courses Forte taught; general theory materials; drafts of some of Forte's published and unpublished articles and lectures; and a selection of photos, personal documents, books and scores.

Dates

  • 1955-2014

Creator

Language

Multiple languages

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Allen and Madeleine Forte.

Arrangement

The Allen Forte Papers are comprised of five series: I. Analyses; II. Correspondence; III. Teaching and general theory materials; IV. Manuscript drafts, writings, and lectures; and V. Photos, personal documents, books and scores.

Related Materials

Researchers may wish to consult the Allen Forte Electronic Archive, and the Allen and Madeleine Forte Memorial Collection, both housed at the University of North Texas Library.

Extent

7.5 Linear Feet (15 containers)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/music.mss.0135

Overview

The Allen Forte Collection includes theoretical analyses (published and unpublished); materials related to courses that Forte taught; general theory materials; drafts of articles and lectures; and a small number of photos, personal documents, books and scores.

Biographical / Historical

Allen Forte (1926-2014) was the Battell Professor Emeritus of the Theory of Music at Yale University. He was a specialist in 20th-century atonal music, musical analysis using Schenkerian methods, and the American popular ballad. He is the author of over one hundred books and articles, and advised seventy-two Ph.D. dissertations. Allen Forte received his B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University, and taught at Columbia University Teachers College, Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes College of Music before joining the faculty of Yale University.
Title
Guide to the Allen Forte Papers
Author
compiled by Anne Harrison
Date
January 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Yale University Music Library Repository

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