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Allen and Madeleine Forte Memorial Collection | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Allen and Madeleine Forte Memorial CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 06/080
Primary Creator: Forte, Allen
Extent: 25.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Files are presented in the order in which they were found. Where a particularly large file needed to be housed in separate folders, they are numbered (e.g., "folder 1 of 2; 2 of 2"). It is common to find sub-folders "nested" in other folders, or multiple folders in a file. That system of organization has been maintained.
Date Acquired: 06/11/2014. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: musical analysis, music theory, Schenkerian analysis
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of 25 boxes of writings, sketches, analyses, and other personal papers, along with some photos and videocassettes from the career of music theorist and educator Allen Forte. An additional donating in the summer of 2015 added two boxes of sound and video recordings from Madeleine Forte, as well as Allen Forte's doctoral cap, gown, and hood for the honorary doctorate he received from Eastman School of Music in 1978.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Accruals:

4 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on June 26, 2015.

1 additional box received from Madeleine Forte on March 8, 2016.

1 additional box received from Madeleine Forte on June 8, 2016.

2 addiional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on January 3, 2017.

10 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on January 10, 2017.

1 additional box received from Madeleine Forte on February 1, 2017.

3 additional boxes received from Madeleine Forte on February 28, 2017.

Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Acquisition Source: Allen and Madeleine Forte
Acquisition Method: Gift.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Graphs from Music Theory Society article, 1980Add to your cart.
"Aspects of Rhythm in Webern's Atonal Music." Music Theory Spectrum  Vol. 2, Spring 1980, pages 90-119. Previously used in presentation by the same title at Society for Music Theory conference, November 3, 1979.
Folder 2: Beethoven: Variations a quatre mains pour le piano-forte sur une theme de Monsieur le Comte de WaltsteinAdd to your cart.
Berlin: Rudolphe Werkmeister. 17 pages. Plate number 103.
Folder 3: Classification of tetrachords for memorizationAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Haydn class:  short scores, review, analysisAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Inversion-invariance vectorsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Composers' sketches, autographs, and revisions, 1992-1993 SpringAdd to your cart.
Materials related to course Music 469b
Folder 7: VersificationAdd to your cart.
Includes photocopied excerpt of The Structure of Verse by Harvey Gross.
Folder 8: Japan, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Correspondence with the Yamaha corporation; envelope marked "Nara Hotel" with clippings of English-language advertisements from Japan.
Folder 9: Music Theory Spectrum, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding "design, etc."
Folder 10: Waitzfelder, 1972Add to your cart.
Correspondence.
Folder 11: Indiana University, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Correspondence related to Forte's visit in March, 1984.
Folder 12: University of California at Los Angeles, 1975Add to your cart.
Correspondence.
Folder 13: Elliott Carter, circa 1957-1964Add to your cart.
Correspondence between Forte, Elliott Carter, and Helen Carter.
Folder 14: Library of Congress: Schoenberg Op. 24 particell, 1984Add to your cart.
Correspondence in order to obtain an image of a short score by Arnold Schoenberg.
Folder 15: Documentation of studio vandalism, with photos, 1998 NovemberAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 16: "Allen's CD", 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Tune lyrics, brief histories of tunes, title list, liner notes for Forte's album Songs of Yesterday for Today.
Folder 17: Gerald Gruber: Habilitationsschrift, 2003Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Oster, Journal of Music Theory, 1977Add to your cart.
Correspondence about, and Forte's recollections about Ernst Oster after his death.
Folder 19: "Sketches, Autographs, and Revisions - list of works for courseAdd to your cart.
Includes note that "folders on sketches are in lateral file."
Folder 20: Journal of the American Musicological Society, Vol. 56, No. 2 (Summer 2003)Add to your cart.
Review of "The Stravinsky Legacy"
Folder 21: Flyer for Theorica Musicae at Yale, 2004 FallAdd to your cart.
Two copies. One insert about Forte's loan of materials to exhibit.
Folder 22: Letter from Milton Babbitt to H. Haskell of Yale University Press, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 23: Haydn: "An tu non senti amico" - facsimiles of sketchesAdd to your cart.
Two pages.
Folder 24: Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat, Op. 97, II. ScherzoAdd to your cart.
Facsimile of sketch page for use in "Sketches, Autographs, and Revisions" course.
Folder 25: Correspondence and unpublished paper by B. GivanAdd to your cart.
Original file folder labeled "notes on an old jazz lecture (transcriptions)"
Folder 26: See oversized items in Box 16.Add to your cart.
 
Folder 27: Chopin: B-flat minor scherzoAdd to your cart.
Notes on specific measures from the autograph score.
Folder 28: Chopin: E major etude (Op. 10, No. 3) - critical report and analysisAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 29: Princeton University Press - Songbook copyright permissions, copyright credits, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
For "The American Popular Ballad of the Golden Era"
Folder 30: Cambridge University Music Analysis Conference (CUMAC), 1997Add to your cart.
 
Folder 31: Summation vectorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1 of 2.
Folder 32: Summation vectorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2 of 2.
Folder 33: Benjamin Gibbs - genealogy; materials from Forte's citation by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1980, 2006; 1995Add to your cart.
 
Folder 34: Information theoryAdd to your cart.
Notes on Hiller-Bean article "Information Theory Analyses of Four Sonata Expositions," Journal of Music Theory Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring 1966.
Folder 35: KasslerAdd to your cart.
Notes on writings about Schenker.
Folder 36: AestheticsAdd to your cart.
Notes on aesthetic theory.
Folder 37: Ansermet obituaryAdd to your cart.
Ernest Ansermet obituary, clipped from newspaper.
Folder 38: BirkhoffAdd to your cart.
Notes on work of Harvard mathematician George D. Birkoff's work "Aesthetic Measure."
Folder 39: BoretzAdd to your cart.
Nelson Goodman: "Some Notes on Languages of Art," Journal of Philosophy Vol. 67, No. 16. Article includes section responding to Benjamin Boretz.
Folder 40: CapellenAdd to your cart.
Notes on work of Georg Capellen, critic in Hanover, Germany, who wrote extended essarys on music theory.
Folder 41: CowellAdd to your cart.
Notes on Henry Cowell.
Folder 42: DadaAdd to your cart.
Notes on Dadaism.
Folder 43: HabaAdd to your cart.
Notes on Alois Haba: "Haba, Yasser, and Schillinger represent efforts of theorists to influence practice."
Folder 44: HauerAdd to your cart.
Notes on Josef Hauer's System of Tropes.
Folder 45: HauptmannAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Moritz Hauptmann.
Folder 46: University of Washington, 2004Add to your cart.
Materials related to residency by Allen and Madeleine Forte, with printouts of photos on glossy paper.
Folder 47: Letter regarding errata in "Listening to Classic American Popular Songs", 2001-2002Add to your cart.
 
Folder 48: Estonia, 2003Add to your cart.
Materials related to the Fourth International Conference on Music Theory, Estonian Academy of Music
Folder 49: KurthAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Ernst Kurth.
Folder 50: LendvaiAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Erno Lendvai. Includes Forte's printout of pitch-class and interval class representatives of first 49 Fibonacci numbers.
Folder 51: LobeAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of J.C. Lobe.
Folder 52: LogierAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Johann Bernhard Logier.
Folder 53: LorenzAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Alfred Lorenz.
Folder 54: MarxAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Adolf Bernhard Marx.
Folder 55: MeyerAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Leonard Meyer.
Folder 56: MomignyAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Jerome-Joseph Momigny.
Folder 57: PerleAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of George Perle.
Folder 58: RiemannAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Hugo Riemann.
Folder 59: SchenkerAdd to your cart.
Notes, graphs, and a translation by S. Haflich of Schenker's "Counterpoint."
Folder 60: SchillingerAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Joseph Schillinger, and Schillinger's influences.
Folder 61: SechterAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Simon Sechter.
Folder 62: TanievAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Sergei Taniev.
Folder 63: Von der NullAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Edwin Von der Null.
Folder 64: WeberAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Gottfried Weber.
Folder 65: WeitzmannAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Karl Friedrich Weitzmann.
Folder 66: WestphalAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Rudolf Westphal
Folder 67: YasserAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Joseph Yasser.
Folder 68: ZiehnAdd to your cart.
Notes on the work of Bernhard Ziehn.

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