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Allen Cadwallader
American music theorist

Allen Cadwallader

Allen Cadwallader
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Intro American music theorist
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From United States of America
Field Academia Music
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Allen Clayton Cadwallader is an American music theorist notable for his writings on tonal analysis, often alongside David Gagne. Cadwallader's most influential theoretical work centers on the teaching of Schenkerian analysis. His written works have appeared in Music Theory Spectrum, Music Analysis, Integral, Theory and Practice, and Journal of Music Theory. He currently is Professor of Music Theory at Oberlin Conservatory and previously lecturer at Binghamton University.

Notable Works

  • "Schenker's Unpublished Graphic Analysis of Brahms's Intermezzo Op. 117, No. 2: Tonal Structure and Concealed Motivic Repetition", Music Theory Spectrum 6 (1984), pp. 1–13.
  • "Foreground Motivic Analysis: Its Clarification at Middleground Levels in Selected Late Piano Pieces of Johannes Brahms", Music Analysis 7/1 (1988), pp. 59–91.
  • "Prolegomena to a General Description of Motivic Relationships in Tonal Music", Integral 2 (1988), pp. 1–35.
  • "Form and Tonal Process: The Design of Different Structural Levels", Trends in Schenkerian Research, A. Cadwallader ed., New York, Schirmer, 1990, pp. 1–21.
  • "More on Scale Degree Three and the Cadential Six-Four", Journal of Music Theory 36/1 (1992), pp. 187–198.
  • "Intersections between Two Analytical Perspectives on Sonata Form: The Schenkerian Approach", Essays from the Fourth International Schenker Symposium, A. Cadwallader ed., Hildesheim, Olms, 2008, pp. 85–109.
  • Cadwallader, Allen, and William Pastille. "Schenker's High-Level Motives", Journal of Music Theory 36/1 (1992), pp. 119–148.
  • Cadwallader, Allen, and David Gagné. Analysis of Tonal Music: A Schenkerian Approach, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-510232-0. Second edition, 2007. Third edition, 2011, ISBN 978-0-19-973248-7.

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