Richard Cohn (born 1955) is a music theorist and Battell Professor of Music Theory at Yale. Early in his career, he specialized in the music of Béla Bartók, but more recently has written about Neo-Riemannian theory, metric dissonance, equal divisions of the octave, and chromatic harmony. In 1997, he won the Society for Music Theory's Outstanding Publication Award for his article, "Maximally Smooth Cycles, Hexatonic Systems, and the Analysis of Late-Romantic Triadic Progressions."
Cohn is editor of Oxford Studies in Music Theory and the author of Audacious Euphony: Chromatic Harmony and the Triad's Second Nature (2011).
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