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Edward Aldwell, piano

American pianist, music theorist and pedagogue Edward Aldwell was born in Portland, Oregon in 1938. Particularly renowned for his Bach interpretations, he recorded several works, most notably the complete Well-Tempered Clavier, for the Nonesuch label.

Mr. Aldwell 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–a method that delves into a work's underlying structures –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). He died in 2006.