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Books, Articles, Conferences and Seminars that quoted work by Avior Byron

Here is some of the academic work that quoted Avior Byron's research on music:


Sabine Feisst (Arizona State University)., Schoenberg in America: The American Years, (Oxford University Press, 2011) pp. 156-159, 339.

Sabine Feisst (Arizona State University) ed., Schoenberg in America: Correspondence with Composers, Publishers, Performers and Students, vol 9 out of nine volumes called Schoenberg in Words: Teachings, Correspondence and other Writings (1890-1951), general editors: Severine Neff and Sabine Feisset, (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Bryn-Julson, Phyllis and Paul Matthews, Inside Pierrot lunaire: Performing the Sprechstimme in Schoenberg's Masterpiece (Lanham, Maryland; Toronto; Plymouth, UK: The Scarecrow Press, 2009), pp. 72-74, 76.

E. Randol Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, Arnold Schoenberg, Apropos Doktor Faustus: Briefwechsel Arnold Schönberg - Thomas Mann, Tagebücher und Aufsätze 1930-1951, (Wien, Czernin, 2009), p. 46.

Soder, Aidan, Sprehstimme in Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire: A Study of Vocal Performance Practice (Lewiston, Queenston, Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008), p. v, 10, 18n, 19n.

Nora A. Engebretsen, Per F. Broman, What Kind of Theory is Music Theory?: Epistemological Exercises in Music Theory and Analysis (Stockholm University, 2007), p. 197

Articles in books

Richard Kurth, 'Pierrot Lunaire: persona, voice, and fabric of allusion' in Jennifer Shaw and Joseph Auner, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Schoenberg (New York, Melbourne,,,: Cambridge University Press, 2010), p. 128 (referencing ‘The Test Pressings of Schoenberg Conducting Pierrot lunaire' (2006), and in Select Bibliography of p. 294 there is a mention of this article and 'Pierrot lunaire in studio and in broadcast: Sprechstimme, tempo and character', (JSMI), 2 (2006-7)..


W.L., Conte. 'Understanding the reception of Schoenberg’s music from a neuroscientist’s perspective'. The Journal of Undergraduate Research, 10, pages 1-9, 2009. from


Heneghan, Aine, "Review of Schoenberg's Zeichen by Jean-Jacques Dunki", Notes (June 2007).

Conferences and seminars

June 24-27, 2007 - Mannes College, New York City, The Mannes Institute: Schoenberg and his Legacy, Walter Frisch (Columbia University), "SCHOENBERG AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO THE TEXT". Walter Frisch assigned the following article to be read by conference participants: Avior Byron, ‘The test pressings - Sprechstimme reconsidered’, Music Theory Online (MTO), 12/1 (February 2006),

University of London, Royal Holloway, MU5500 Music & Musicology, Course tutor: Dr. Julie Brown (2007-8). Tuesday 13 November [Week 8], 4-6pm. Jane Manning (Kingston University). Pierrot lunaire - The Reciter's Role in Context. Students were asked to read the following two articles: (1) Avior Byron, With Matthias Pasdzierny, ‘Sprechstimme Reconsidered Once Again: “... though Mrs. Stiedry is never in pitch”’, Music Theory Online (MTO), 13/2 (June 2007); (2) Avior Byron, ‘The test pressings - Sprechstimme reconsidered’, Music Theory Online (MTO), 12/1 (February 2006),
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