Event Content

December 21, 30-31, 2008

Carl Schachter

Wise Auditorium, Navon Hall of JAMD, The Jerusalem Music Center


Carl Schachter

Prof. Carl Schachter is an American music theorist, considered by many the most influential Schenkerian analyst since Schenker himself.

Author, with Felix Salzer, of Counterpoint in Composition.
Author, with Edward Aldwell, of Harmony and Voice Leading.
Author of numerous articles on theory and analysis, recently collected and reprinted under the title Unfoldings.

Professor of music, Queens College and CUNY Graduate School, 1972–93; Distinguished Professor, 1993–96.
Faculty, the Juilliard School of Music, since 1998.
Mannes College, The New School for Music: faculty member, Techniques of Music Department, since 1956; chair, Theory Department, 1958–62; Dean of College, 1962–66; chair, Techniques of Music Department, 1966–73.
Lectures and classes throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East.
Visiting professorships at Harvard University, Hunter College, State University of New York at Binghamton and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Jeunes Filles (Paris).

BS, Mannes College of Music; MA, New York University; DM, Mannes College of Music. Piano studies with Sara Levee, Isabelle Vengerova, and Israel Citkowitz; conducting with Carl Bamberger, theory studies with Felix Salzer.

Among Prof. Schachter’s many renowned students are Murray Perahia, Richard Goode, Frederica von Stade, Eytan Agmon, Frank Samarotto, Erez Rapoport, Rami Bar-Niv, Myun Whun Chung, and the late Edward Aldwell.

Date / time Activity
Dec. 21, 2008, 8:00 p.m.

Address at the official opening ceremonies of the Edward Aldwell Center in Jerusalem (Wise Auditorium)

Dec. 30, 2008, 11:00 a.m. Lecture. Making Music Speak Clearly: The Analysis of Phrase Structure and Phrase Rhythm as a Guide to Performance (Navon Hall)
Dec. 31, 2008, 11:00 a.m. Lecture. The First Movement of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde: A Schenkerian View (JMC)