""At last a vast amount of recent scholarship pertaining to four centuries of theoretical developments including the Baroque Classical and Romantic periods has been organized systematically in a single volume. In the Dictionary of Theorists the major section of the volume individual entries devoted to approximately 250 theorists supply all of the bibliographic information most scholars are likely to require-titles and publication data for each author's treatises and principal articles as well as titles and locations of manuscripts; lists of translations facsimile editions and microfilm copies of each work; a bibliography of articles books dissertations and encyclopedia entries pertinent to an author and his works; and a compilation of modern reviews of the books translations and facsimile editions cited. Author title and subject indices facilitate access to materials for various research topics in the areas of speculative and practical music theory and to a lesser yet significant extent in the areas of acoustics aesthetics lexicography music analysis musicology orchestration and performance practice. A chronology is provided so that the reader may determine at a glance which authors were active at any point within the centuries covered.
David Russell Williams
David A. Damschroder
Current research focuses on harmony in tonal music, a project that began with a careful examination of historical analytical practices, the basis for his Thinking About Harmony: Perspectives from the Eighteeth and Nineteenth Centuries (Cambridge University Press, 2008). The project continuses with focused studies on selected repertories: Harmony in Schubert (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Harmony in Chopin (in preperation).
Damschroder is co-author of Music Theory from Zarlino to Schenker (Pendragon Press, 1990). His textbooks in music fundamentals and ear-training/sight-singing appear under the Schirmer imprint. His articles and reiews have appeared in Music Theory Spectrum, the Jornal of Music Theory, Music Theory Online, In Theory Only, The Journal of Music Thoery Pedagogy, The Journal of Musicological Research, and Gamut. He has written the "Analysis" entry for Oxford Bibliographies Online.
As a complement to his scholaly work, Damschroder occasionally performs on fortepiano and modern piano.