By Maristella Feustle
|Title:||Allen and Madeleine Forte Memorial Collection|
|Primary Creator:||Forte, Allen|
|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.|
Scope and Contents of the MaterialsThe collection consists of 25 boxes of writings, sketches, analyses, and other personal and unpublished papers, along with some photos and videocassettes from the career of music theorist and educator Allen Forte. An additional donation 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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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 additional 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.
|Acquisition Source:||Allen and Madeleine Forte|
|Related Materials:||See also: The Allen Forte Papers at Yale University.|
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Box and Folder Listing
Folder 1 of 2.
Folder 2 of 2.
For lecture in Shanghai. Includes 2007 article in Music Analysis Vol. 26, Nos. 1-2, "Alban Berg's Piano Sonata, Op. 1: A Landmark in Early Twentieth-Century Music."
Folder 6: "Motivic Design and Structural Levels in the First Movement of Brahms's String Quartet in C Minor", 1983 FallThe Musical Quarterly, Volume 69, No. 4., pages 471-502. Photocopy of article.
Attached Post-It Note reads "most difficult."
Photocopy of article (journal title not given), pages 41-75.
Mathematical manipulations of pitch-class sets, with a photocopy of Schoenberg's Sonnett 217 von Petrarca.
Four published copies of Chopin works: The Four Ballades / The Four Scherzi; The Fifteen Waltzes / The Three Impromptus; Fantaiseie-Impromptu (Lea Pocket Scores); Miscellaneous Compositions (Vol. 36, Joseffy), Book VII, Etudes (Schirmer)
Correspondence, sketches, and analyses, with article offprints by Claude Palisca and Leonard Meyer; Contains print of "photograph of Alban Berg sent to George Gershwin with dedication and passage from Wozzeck."
Contains photo prints, copies of "Stella" article and "Harmonic Relations: American Popular Harmonies (1925-1950) and their European Kin," Contemporary Music Review Vol. 19, Part 1, pages 5-36; a "Shortschrift" for Forte and Claude Palisca (1987), and correspondence from Benjamin Boretz (1972).
Sketches for Sacrificial Dance
Contract, presentation materials, and old drafts
Song lists, articles, advertisements, and other materials.
"Final version." Includes correspondence, two 3.5-inch floppy disks, and earlier drafts.
Multiple drafts and related materials for article "Olivier Messiaen as a Serialist." Folder 1 of 2.
Folder 2 of 2.