|1959-2003||Music||Yale University, New Haven, CT|
Allen Forte (December 23, 1926 – October 16, 2014) was an American music theorist and musicologist. He was Battell Professor Emeritus of the Theory of Music at Yale University and specialized in 20th-century atonal music and music analysis.
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. 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.
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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|