Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry:
      Beth Israel Medical Center, New York
      Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Attending Psychiatrist, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York
Lecturer, The New York Psychoanalytic Institute

Certification: Medical/Psychiatric

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1971
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1962

Certification: Psychoanalytic

Certified in Psychoanalysis. American Psychoanalytic Association, 1977


New York, #87739,  June 1962
DEA # AF 9753422


Fellow, American Psychiatric Association,1988-1996
Life Fellow, American PsychiatricAssociation, 1997

Psychiatric Training

Assistant Resident, Senior Resident, Chief Resident
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, 1962-1965


The New York Psychoanalytic Institute, 1964-1969
Graduated 1969

Medical and Postgraduate Medical Training

Albert Einstein College of Medicine,M.D., 1961
Mixed-medical Internship, Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.


Johns Hopkins University, B.A. 1952
Columbia University General Studies, Pre-medical, 1955-56

Military Service

August 1953-July 1955, U.S. Army Adjutant General Corps
Rank: PFC, Honorable Discharge 1955

Earlier Appointments

Medical School
      Cornell University School of Medicine, New York
      Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine,1976-1986
      Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
      Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, 1972-1976
      Clinical Associate in Psychiatry,1966-1972
      Instructor in Psychiatry, 1966-1969

      The New York Hospital:
           Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, 1976-1986
      The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York:
           Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, 1972-1976
          Clinical Assistant in Psychiatry, 1966-1972
          Staff Psychiatrist, 1965-1967

School of Social Work
      New York University Graduate School of Social Work
      Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work, 1971-1974

Professional Organizations

American Psychiatric Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
Psychoanalytic Association of New York at N.Y.U.
Medical Society of the State of New York
New York County Medical Society

Personal Data

Born: New York City, N.Y., May 7, 1930
Social Security # 025-24-1826


Independent Scholar in Music and Psychoanalysis
Instructor (1994-present), The Juilliard School , Evening Division
      (Courses: “Mind and Music”, “Myth and Symbol in Music”, “Music in Lives/ Lives in Music”)
Visiting Professor, Manhattan School of Music, 2002
      (Graduate Seminar, “Mahler and Ives”)
Director, The Mind and Music Project (


Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1949-52, Theory track
      (studied with Henry Cowell and Nicholas Nabokov)
      Combined program with Johns Hopkins University, B.A.., 1952

Harvard University, M.A. in Music 1953
      (Studied with Walter Piston; courses with Otto Gombosi, Steven Tuttle)


Irving Lowens Award, Sonneck Society for American Music, for Charles Ives: “My Father’s Song” (Yale University Press, 1992)

NEA Summer Fellowship, Columbia University, for seminar in “Music, the Temporal Art”, Jonathan Kramer

Awarded Percy Lee Atherton Fellowship in Music, Harvard University, 1952-53
(declined owing to U.S.Army draft)


American Musicological Association
International Musicological Association
Society for American Music
International Society for the Study of Time
Member, N.Y.U. Biographical Group



(2004)    Gustav Mahler: A Life in Crisis. New Haven: Yale University Press.

(1999)    The Life of Charles Ives, Cambridge University Press

(1992)   Charles Ives: ”My Father’s Song” —A Psychoanalytic Biography,  New Haven and London: Yale University Press

——  Psychoanalytic Explorations in Music—Second Series, (Co-editor with Richard Karmel and George H. Pollock), Madison CT: International Universities Press

(1990)   Psychoanalytic Explorations in Music, (Co-editor with Richard Karmel and George H. Pollock), Madison CT: International Universities Press


(1998)   Charles Ives, essay in The Encyclopedia of New England Culture, Burt Feintuch and David Watts, editors, New Haven and London: Yale University Press

(1997)   Charles Ives and Henry Davis Thoreau: A Transcendental Tune of Concord, in Ives Studies, Philip Lambert, editor,Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

——  This Scherzo Is No Joke, in Psychoanalysis and Humor,  James Barron, Editor, New Haven and London: Yale University Press

——  Gustav Mahler: A Composer’s Childhood, in Neue Mahleriana Festschrift fur Henry-Louis de La Grange, Bern: Peter Lang AG

——  (a)  Mahler, Dying, revision of 1978 paper below, paired with:
          (b)  The Diagnosis--Terminal  but Not Final, a commentary on Final Diagnosis, by Nicholas and Beverly Christys, Chord and Discord , Charles Eble, editor (final issue, 1997)

——  Freud and Music, in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Michael Kelly, editor, Oxford: Oxford University Press

——   Before Alma: Gustav Mahler and Das Ewig Weibliche, in Mahler Studies, Stephen Hefling, editor, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

(1993)   Mozart in D-Minor, in The Pleasures and Perils of Genius—Mostly Mozart, Peter Ostwald, editor, Madison CT: International Universities Press

——   Homesick in America: The Nostalgia of Dvorak and Charles Edward Ives, in Dvorak in America, John C. Tibbetts, editor, Portland: Amadeus Press

(1992)  “Thoreau Was Somewhere Near”: The Ives-Thoreau Connection, in Thoreau’s World and Ours, Edmund A. Schofield, editor, Golden CO: Fulcrum

——   The Ponds of Thoreau and Charles Ives, in Thoreau’s World and Ours, Edmund A. Schofield, editor, Golden CO: Fulcrum

——   A Tale of Two Fathers: Mozart and Bach, in Psychoanalytic Explorations in Music—Series Two, (see above)

——   Psychoanalysis and Music: Promissory Notes, in Psychoanalytic Explorations in Music—SeriesTwo, (see above)

(1987)   Calcium Light Night and Other Early Memories of Charles Ives, in Fathers and Their Families, Stanley Cath, Alan Gurwitt and Linda Gunsberg, editors, Hillsdale NJ: Analytic Press

(1982)   Charles Ives and the Unanswered Question, The Psychoanalytic Study of Society, Vol. X

——   The Nostalgia of Charles Ives: An Essay in Affects and Music,  The Annual of Pychoanalysis, Vol. X

(1981)   Charles and George Ives: The Veneration of Boyhood,The Annual of Psychoanalysis, Vol. IX

——   Gustav Mahler: The Music of Fratricide, The International Review of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 8, Part 4

(1980)   Gustav Mahler Um Mitternacht, The International Journal of Psycho-analysis, Vol. 7, Part 1

——   Decoration Day: A Boyhood Memory of Charles Ives,The Musical Quarterly, Vol. LXVI, No. 2

(1978)   Gustav Mahler, Dying, The International Review of Psycho-analysis, Vol. 5, Part 2

(1974)   On Being Frank,The International Review of Psycho-analysis, Vol. 5, Part 3

(1973)   Clerambault in the Ghetto: Pure Erotomania Reconsidered, International Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Vol.2, Number 2

——   Motivational Factors in Self-Referral to Experiential Groups, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Vol. 21, Number 2


(1994)    “After God, ‘Pasha’”: Notes on The Abduction From the Seraglio, paper delivered to Northern California Psychiatric Society, Santa Fe, 1994

(1989)    The Family Romance Revisited, The Bernard Meyer Memorial Lecture, Mount Sinai Medical School Department of Psychiatry, 1989

(1983)    The Enduring Father: Charles and George Ives, Paper delivered to the American Musicological Association, Louisville, November 1983

Book Reviews

(1997)    Times’ News, International Society for the Study of Time, No. 28, Spring 1997, Shaping Time, by David Epstein, New York: Schirmer, 1995

(1982)    Psychoanalytic Quarterly, The Emerging Goddess: the Creative Process in Art, Science and Other Fields, by Albert Rothenberg