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BOX 1-16, 66 Writings, 1952-2003

see also Articles on Reserve
Published and unpublished writings by Lewin. They include articles, essays, drafts, proofs, lectures, reviews, bibliographies, Lewin's own student notes, and his undergraduate thesis. Many items are annotated and may be accompanied by materials such as correspondence, handwritten notes, abstracts, scores, and handouts. Boxes 15-16 contain miscellaneous fragments, notes, sketches, scores, handouts, pages from essays and articles, loose sheets, scraps, and doodles that Lewin kept in envelopes or bound together by rubber bands. Their source is not always apparent, but most relate to Lewin’s courses, his writings, conferences, or exchanges with colleagues. A significant amount of these materials consist of mathematical or musical analyses and the working out of problems.
Arranged alphabetically by title or topic.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1-3 All possible GZ-related 4-element pairs of sets, in all possible commutative groups, found and categorized, 2000
(3 folders)
Includes typed manuscript, handwritten notes, Lewin’s letter to Integral editors, copy of the paper with the editorial comments, and published version.
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Amfortas’s prayer to Titurel and the role of D in Parsifal: the tonal spaces of the drama and the enharmonic C♭/B, 1984
Reprinted from 19th Century Music.
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 An appreciation of Walter Hinman
BOX-FOLDER 1/6-9 An approach to classical twelve-tone music, 1960
(4 folders-2 copies)
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Ariadne’s Lament by Monteverdi, 1991
Includes drafts, final typewritten version, notes, and a letter from Claude Palisca.
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Auf dem Flusse: image and background in a Schubert song, 1982 and 1986
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Auf einer Burg
Two typewritten copies with examples
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 Babbitt-introduction, 1997
Reprinted from Perspectives of New Music.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Band-pass filter
Handwritten document
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Behind the beyond: a response to Edward T. Cone, 1969
Reprinted from Perspectives of New Music.
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Bennighof review
Review of James Bennighof paper.
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Boucles de palindromes musicaux, 1989-1990
Includes letter, abstract of article, typewritten article, and printed article for reference.
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Brahms, his past, and modes of music theory, from Brahms Studies: Analytical and Historical Perspectives, 1983
Offprint copy
Paper delivered at the International Brahms Conference, in Washington, D.C. Includes typewritten copy of the paper which Lewin read at the conference, notes, and examples.
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Cage, John, introduction for the Norton Lecture, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Chain conditions in topological groups and rings, 1954
Submitted towards a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Mathematics, Harvard University.
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Clara Schumann’s setting of Ich Stand
Includes typewritten copies, music example, and score.
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Clough and Cohn sequences
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Cohn functions, 1993
Includes printed article, typewritten copy, handwritten notes, and exercises. Indicates that this builds on work done by Richard Cohn.
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Comment on Joel Lester and Marion Guck articles, 1981
Published in In Theory Only.
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 A communication on some combinatorial problems
Typewritten paper with accompanying figures
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 A commutative GIS cannot have Z-related trichords, but a non-commutative GIS can
see also Conditions under which, in a commutative GIS, two 3-element sets can span the same assortment of GIS-intervals
Includes copies of original version and one copy with cover letter of the revised version.
BOX-FOLDER 2/14-15 Concerning the inspired revelation of F.-J. Fetis, 1987
(2 folders)
Includes typewritten copies with annotations and revisions; and copies of published article in Theoria: Historical Aspects of Music Theory.
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Conditions under which, in a commutative GIS, two 3-element sets can span the same assortment of GIS-intervals; notes on the non-commutative GIS in this connection, 1997
see also A commutative GIS cannot have Z-related trichords, but a non-commutative GIS can
Article from Intégral.
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Congruence-invariant measures in uniform spaces, 1966
Reprinted from the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 The D major fugue subject from WTCII: spatial saturation? 1998
Includes emails.
BOX-FOLDER 2/19 David Lewin: A bibliography, circa 1994
An example of serial technique in early Webern, 1982
see On extended Z-Triples
From Theory and Practice: Journal of the Music Theory Society of New York State.
BOX-FOLDER 2/20 Figaro’s mistakes, 1992 and 1995
A lecture with accompanying figures and examples; and includes final published version.
BOX-FOLDER 3/1-2 The form of rhythm, the rhythm of form, 2000
(2 folders)
A lecture for a seminar in Italy. Includes correspondence, notes, and accompanying materials.
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 A formal theory of generalized tonal functions
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Forte’s interval vector, my interval function, and Regener’s common-note function
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 The four (two) all-trichord rows
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Generalized interval systems for Babbitt’s lists, and for Schoenberg’s string trio, 1995
Published in Music Theory Spectrum.
BOX-FOLDER 3/7--4/5 Generalized musical intervals and transformations, and accompanying materials, 1985-1987
(12 folders)
Includes typescript draft of the book and index, submission correspondence and publishing agreement, correspondence and notes on preparation and revision of the manuscript, permissions notes and letters, notes on updating the book, and congratulatory correspondence and reviews.
BOX-FOLDER 4/6 The graduate program in theory, 1990
Lewin's typewritten talk on the Harvard graduate program, accompanied by printed programmatic material.
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Harvard Ph.D program in music theory, circa 1996
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 Ihr Bild, for Morgengruss book
Handwritten manuscript
BOX-FOLDER 4/9 Ihr Bild lecture
Accompanied by examples and score.
BOX-FOLDER 4/10 In memoriam, Roger Sessions, 1896-1985, 1985
see also Studying with Roger Sessions
Reprinted from Perspectives of New Music.
BOX-FOLDER 4/11 Interesting cases of the interval function between pitch-class sets X and Y
see also Special cases of the interval function between pitch-class sets X and Y
Includes typewritten lecture with examples (IFUNC), and a partial copy containing handwritten notes.
BOX-FOLDER 4/12 An interesting global rule for species counterpoint
Various copies with different annotations.
BOX-FOLDER 4/13 The intervallic content of a collection of notes, intervallic relations between a collection of notes and its complement: an application to Schoenberg’s hexachordal pieces, 1960
Reprinted from the Journal of Music Theory.
BOX-FOLDER 4/14 Intervallic relations between two collections of notes, 1959
Reprinted from the Journal of Music Theory.
BOX-FOLDER 4/15 Inversional balance as an organizing force in Schoenberg's music and thought, 1968
Reprinted from Perspectives of New Music.
BOX-FOLDER 4/16 A label-free development for 12-pitch-class systems, 1977
Reprinted from the Journal of Music Theory.
BOX-FOLDER 4/17 Letter to the editor, 1965
From "Communications" column in Perspectives of New Music.
BOX-FOLDER 4/18 Lewin sketch for imaginary theory exam, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Lewin’s own student notes for Harvard math class 107a (combinatorics)
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Lewin’s own student notes for Harvard math class 212a (real analysis), 1952
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 Lewin’s own student notes for Harvard math class 231 (algebraic topology)
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 Lewin’s own student notes for Harvard math class 237, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 Lewin’s own student notes on music history and theory
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Lewin’s own student notes on Wagner and other topics
Includes notebooks and accompanying notes.
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 Mathematical structure (excerpts)
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 A metrical problem in Webern's opus 27, 1962
Reprinted from the Journal of Music Theory.
BOX-FOLDER 5/9 A metrical problem in Webern’s opus 27, 1992-1993
see also Mosaics in Webern, Webern analyses , and Webern's contextual period
Includes reprint of article published in Music Analysis, and typescript copy of the article with accompanying correspondence.
BOX-FOLDER 5/10 Milton Babbitt as theorist, 1983
Lecture for Wisconsin symposium, includes note to Steve Soderberg.
BOX-FOLDER 5/11-12 Morgengruss
(2 copies)
Typewritten document.
BOX-FOLDER 6/1 Morgengruss, 2008
(2 volumes)
BOX-FOLDER 6/2 Mosaics in Webern, opus 24
see also A metrical problem in Webern's opus 27, Webern analyses , and Webern's contextual period
Incomplete materials possibly for a 2003 in-progress manuscript. Includes Lewin's reference to 12-tone areas, handwritten notes, diagrams, copy of Lewin's article "A study of hexachord levels in Schoenberg's violin fantasy," and music examples dealing with trichordal Tonnetz.
BOX-FOLDER 6/3 Moses and Aron (Italian translation)
BOX-FOLDER 6/4 Moses and Aron: some general remarks and analytic notes for Act 1, Scene 1, 1967
Reprinted from Perspectives of New Music.
BOX-FOLDER 6/5 Mozart lecture on Don Giovanni and Marriage of Figaro, circa 1965
Given to the Arts Club at University of California, Berkeley.
BOX-FOLDER 6/6 Music and drama in Mozart’s ‘Crudel! Perche finora’ (Marriage of Figaro, Act 3), 1998
Part of CUNY's Perspectives in Musical Scholarship series of public lectures. Includes typewritten copies of the lecture, handouts, correspondence, emails, and brochure.
BOX-FOLDER 6/7-8 Music theory, phenomenology, and modes of perception, 1986
(2 folders)
Published in Music Perception. Includes two typewritten copies of the article with errata sheets, letter to the editor, galley copies, and a published copy with Lewin’s notes in the margins.
BOX-FOLDER 6/9 Musical analysis as stage direction, 1988 and 1992
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