A special feature of the project is that the types of text included will expand the boundaries of the usual canon represented in lexicons and encyclopedias, insofar as such works address problems relevant to the aesthetics or philosophy of music. These lesser-known writings emerge from the belletristic realm, and from the world of compositional instruction, instrumental schools and manuals for singing; we will also include texts by composers aimed at artistic self-assurance as well as some connected to religious rites and sovereign representation. Attention is paid  to texts that have only played a role in marginalized discourses but that seem suitable for expanding the corpus of central musical writings, affording new discoveries and interpretations.

Alongside the book project, there will be—as the outcome of a second step—a digital edition of the little-known or unknown texts commented on in the lexicon.

You will find a list of the texts discussed in the lexicon here (Status of vol 3 only preliminary)



Volume 1:
Scheideler, U., & Wörner, F. (Vol.-Eds.). Grimm, H., & Wald-Fuhrmann, M. (Series-Eds.). (2017). Lexikon Schriften über Musik: Vol. 1. Musiktheorie von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Kassel/Stuttgart: Bärenreiter/Metzler

Editorial management: Michaela Kaufmann
Editorial assistance: Janine Wiesecke, Alexis Ruccius, Alexandru Bulucz, Daniel Fleisch, Lukas Kretzschmar, Julia Nebl

Volume 2:
Wörner, F., & Wald-Fuhrmann, M. (Vol.-Eds.). Grimm, H., Wald-Fuhrmann, M. & Wörner, F. (Series-Eds.). (2023). Lexikon Schriften über Musik: Vol. 2. Musikästhetik in Europa und Nordamerika / Music aesthetics in Europe and North America. Kassel/Stuttgart: Bärenreiter/Metzler.

Editorial management: Janine Wiesecke, Annette van Dyck-Hemming (ab 2022)
Editorial assistance: Flavia Hennig, Maren Hochgesand, Iris Sophie Simon, Anna Lahusen, Taren Ackermann, Daniel Fleisch, Alexis Ruccius, Jan Eggert

Volume 3 (in preparation):
Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann and Felix Wörner (eds.): Musikästhetik in  globaler Perspektive / Music aesthetics in global perspective, Kassel: Bärenreiter/Metzler