List of music theorists

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This is a list of music theorists arranged in chronological order. The criteria for inclusion relies on publication or (especially with pre-15th-century theorists) dissemination of written theoretical work by western musicians, and their inclusion in published books discussing the history of music theory.

Since the categories for music theorists are not subdivided by nationality, this list is intended to provide an overview of music theorists and provide for further exploration of the field.

Information on some theorists is scant (e.g. those named Anonymous); in those cases the link goes to the existing treatise(s).

Antiquity[edit]

Middle Ages[edit]

Renaissance[edit]

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Accessed March 2016. (subscription required)
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Claude V. Palisca and Ian D. Bent. "Theory, Theorists", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  2. ^ Fabian Lochner, "Theogerus of Metz [Dietger of Metz]", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  3. ^ Hans-Heinz Eggebrecht and F. Zaminer Ad organum faciendum: Lehrschriften der Mehrstimmigkeit in nachguidonischer Zeit (Mainz: Schott, 1970).
  4. ^ Michel Huglo, "Frutolfus of Michelsberg", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  5. ^ Sarah Fuller, "Guido of Eu [Guido Augensis, Guy d'Eu]", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  6. ^ John L. Snyder, "Theinred of Dover [Theinredus Doverensis]", Grove Music Online, edited by Deane Root (updated 26 October 2011).
  7. ^ a b c d e f g C. Matthew Balensuela, "Anonymous Theoretical Writings", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  8. ^ Andrew Hughes, "Egidius [Johannes Aegidius; Juan Gil] de Zamora", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  9. ^ Joseph Dyer, "Salomo, Elias [Salomon, Hélie]", Grove Music Online, edited by Deane Root (updated 1 July 2014).
  10. ^ Cecil Adkins, "Spechtshart, Hugo [Hugo of Reutlingen]", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  11. ^ F. Alberto Gallo, "Vetulus de Anagnia, Johannes", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  12. ^ Daniel Leech-Wilkinson, "Petrus frater Dictus Palma Ociosa", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  13. ^ Lukas Richter, "Bryennius, Manuel [Bryennios, Manouēl]", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and [[John Tyrrell (musicologist)}John Tyrrell]] (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001)
  14. ^ Peter M. Lefferts, "Robert de Handlo [Haudlo]", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  15. ^ Luminita Florea, "John of Tewkesbury", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  16. ^ Gordon A. Anderson and Anna Maria Busse Berger, "Boen [Boon], Johannes", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  17. ^ Klaus Wolfgang Niemöller, "Ornithoparchus [Vogelhofer, Vogelmaier, ?Vogelstätter], Andreas", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
  18. ^ Carlo Schmidl, Dizionario universale dei musicisti (Milano: Sonzogno, 1929), vol. 2, p. 203.
  19. ^ Alfred Grant Goodman and Lee Rothfarb, "Halm, August Otto",The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001),

Further reading[edit]

  • Damschroder, David and David Russell Williams. Music theory from Zarlino to Schenker : a bibliography and guide. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press, 1990. ISBN 0-918728-99-1
  • Williams, David Russell and C. Matthew Balensuela. Music theory from Boethius to Zarlino: a bibliography and guide. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2007. ISBN 978-1-57647-157-9