This collection of seventeen essays by friends, colleagues, and former students, edited by Lawrence F. Bernstein and Alexander Rozin, celebrates the extraordinarily broad intellectual reach of Eugene Narmour, Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Pennsylvania, a seminal figure in the field of music theory, and a path breaking scholar in music cognition. The studies range widely in subject and approach, just as Narmour’s work demonstrates impressive mastery in an imposing array of disciplines, including, beyond his own training in music theory, art history, cognitive studies, linguistics, and psychology. Fittingly, therefore, these essays draw upon cognitive, historical, performative, philosophical, style-analytical, and theoretical models.
The contributors include: Lawrence Bernstein, James Buhler, Matthew Butterfield, Catherine Chamblee, Alfred Cramer, Zohar Eitan, Robert Gjerdingen, Christopher Hasty, Robert Hopkins, Cristle Judd, Fred Lerdahl, Justin London, Eugene Montague, Caroline Palmer and Janeen Loehr, Alexander Rozin, Ruth Solie, and Gary Tomlinson.
Lawrence F. Bernstein:
Took his Ph.D. in 1969 from New York University. He is the Karen and Gary Rose Term Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Pennsylvania, where he joined the faculty in 1970 after first teaching at the University of Chicago. He has also served as Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, and Rutgers University. Bernstein’s early publications focused on the 16th-century chanson. Later, he turned his attention to the music of Ockeghem and Josquin, concentrating on problems of authenticity, reception history, and frameworks for stylistic and structural analysis. He served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society and as founding editor of the AMS Studies in Music. Bernstein was elected an honorary member of the American Musicological Society in 1969. Other awards include the Alfred Einstein prize of the American Musicological Society; a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship; a Guggenheim fellowship; and the Ira Abrams, Lindback, and Charles Ludwig awards for distinguished teaching at the University of Pennsylvania.