Allen Forte

1959-2003 Music Yale University, New Haven, CT 
"Allen Forte"

Allen Forte (December 23, 1926 – October 16, 2014) was an American music theorist and musicologist.[1] He was Battell Professor Emeritus of the Theory of Music at Yale University and specialized in 20th-century atonal music and music analysis.[2]

Early Life and Education
Forte was born in Portland, Oregon. At the age of ten he appeared "on a [local] radio show as a solo pianist among a bevy of similarly youthful performers," where he played the music of Cole Porter and others.[3] He was in the US Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre toward the end of World War II.

Afterwards, he relocated to the New York City to study music at Columbia University. There, he studied composition with Otto Luening and Vladimir Ussachevsky, although his main interests were forming around music theory and analysis.[4]

Academic career
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Christopher F. Hasty grad student Yale (Anthropology Tree)
Martha M. Hyde grad student Yale (MathTree)
Kevin E. Korsyn grad student Yale (Philosophy Tree)
Mark Spicer grad student Yale (History of History Tree)
Joseph N. Straus grad student Yale (Neurotree)
Robert Wason grad student Yale (LinguisTree)
Daniel Harrison grad student 1986 Yale
Jairo Moreno grad student 1996 Yale (Philosophy Tree)
Daniel C. Bertram grad student 2000 Yale
Edward D. Latham grad student 2000 Yale
Rachel E. Bergman grad student 2001 Yale
Philip A. Ewell grad student 2001 Yale
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Forte A. (2011) The Development of Diminutions in American Jazz Journal of Jazz Studies. 7: 7-27
Forte A. (2007) Alban Berg’s Piano Sonata, Op. 1: a Landmark in Early Twentieth‐Century Music Music Analysis. 26: 15-24
Forte A. (2000) Harmonic relations: American popular harmonies (1925-1950) and their european kin Contemporary Music Review. 19: 5-36
Forte A. (1999) Reflections upon the Gershwin-Berg Connection The Musical Quarterly. 83: 150-168
Forte A. (1998) Allen Forte to the Editor Music Analysis. 17: 261
Forte A, Hindemith P. (1998) Paul Hindemith's Contribution to Music Theory in the United States Journal of Music Theory. 42: 1
Forte A. (1998) A Schenkerian Reading of an Excerpt from Tristan und Isolde Musicae Scientiae. 2: 15-26
Forte A. (1997) Milton Babbitt's "Three Theatrical Songs" in Perspective Perspectives of New Music. 35: 65
Forte A. (1994) An octatonic essay by webern: No. 1 of the six bagatelles for string quartet, Op. 9 Music Theory Spectrum. 16: 171-195
Forte A. (1993) Secrets of melody: Line and design in the songs of Cole Porter Musical Quarterly. 77: 607-647
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