Obituary: David Lewin ; Exponent of `Transformational Analysis' in Music Theory
Anderson, Martin, The Independent (London, England)
DAVID LEWIN was one of the most formidable intellects in American musical scholarship. What made Lewin's writings and teaching outstanding, and powerfully communicative, was his openness of mind, his unwillingness to respect established boundaries that might obscure the path to discovery.
Lewin's academic and musical pedigree was impressive. He grew up in New York City where, from the age of 12, he spent five years studying piano, harmony and composition with the Polish-American pianist and composer Edward Steuermann, which made him a "grandpupil" of Busoni, Schoenberg and Humperdinck. He graduated BA in mathematics, summa cum laude, from Harvard in 1954.
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