The first two volumes of Heinrich Schenkers's masterwork Neue Musikalische Theorien und Phantasien, Harmonielehren
(published 1906), and Kontrapunkt
(published 1910 and 1922), laid the foundations for the harmonic aspect of his theory. The specific voice-leading component was a later development, progressing with brilliance over the last 15 years of his life. It is in Free Composition
, 1935) that the idea of voice-leading receives its most detailed and precise formulation.
Pendragon Press is honored to make this distinguished reprint available once again, with a new preface by Carl Schacter.