Music Analysis

Cover image for Vol. 36 Issue 2

Edited By: William Drabkin

Online ISSN: 1468-2249


Music Analysis is the international forum for the presentation of new writing focused on musical works and repertoires. Through articles of this kind and through its lively Critical Forum, it also aims to take forward debates concerning the relationship of technical commentary on music with music theory, critical theory, music history and the cognitive sciences.

Music Analysis is eclectic in its coverage of music from medieval to post-modern times, and has regular articles on non-western music. Its lively tone and focus on specific works makes it of interest to the general reader as well as the specialist.


Aims and Scope

Founded in 1982, Music Analysis publishes major orientation articles by respected scholars such as Kofi Agawu, Craig Ayrey, Richard Cohn, Nicholas Cook, Hermann Danuser and Marianne Kielian-Gilbert.  The journal has also featured translations of important articles by Adorno, Molino, Ratz, Ruwet and Schenker.

Music Analysis is published in association with the Society for Music Analysis (SMA).


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