| January 30, 1938
Portland, Oregon (1938-01-30) |
Pianist, music theorist, pedagogue
May 28, 2006, Valhalla, Mount Pleasant, New York, United States
Harmony And Voice Leading, Workbook : Harmony and Voice Leading
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
Carl Schachter, Johann Sebastian Bach, Rosalyn Tureck, Wanda Landowska, Jeno Jando
Edward Aldwell Wikipedia
Edward Aldwell (January 30, 1938 in Portland, Oregon – May 28, 2006 in Valhalla, New York) was an American pianist, music theorist and pedagogue.
He was particularly renowned for his Bach interpretations, and he recorded several albums, most notably the complete Well-Tempered Clavier of Bach for Nonesuch, and Bach's French Suites for Hanssler Classics. He taught at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and at the Mannes College of Music in New York City.
As a theorist, he was an expert in Schenkerian analysis, and he was the co-author (with Carl Schachter) of one of the standard theory textbooks used throughout the United States, Harmony and Voice Leading (first published in 1979). While driving an all-terrain vehicle, on May 7, 2006, near his country home in Kerhonkson, New York, he suffered serious injuries when it overturned. He died from those injuries in Valhalla, New York, three weeks later.