Charles Rosen, pianist and writer on music, started piano lessons at the age of four and studied at the Juilliard School between the ages of seven and 11. He was a pupil of Moriz Rosenthal and Hedwig Kanner-Rosenthal until the age of 17, and then continued under Kanner-Rosenthal for another eight years. He took theory and composition lessons with Weigl. He studied romance languages at Princeton University (B.A. 1947, M.A. 1949, Ph.D. 1951). His interests have also included mathematics, philosophy, art, and literature. His career as a pianist began with his New York debut and the completion of the first LP recording of Debussy's Etudes. He has performed widely in the United States and Europe. He joined the faculty of SUNY, Stony Brook, in 1971. Dr. Rosen is the author of The Classical Style (1971, 2/1972); a book on Arnold Schoenberg (1975), a study of Sonata Forms (1980), The Romantic Generation (1995), Romantic poets, critics, and other madmen (1998). He is also a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books.