Elisabeth studied piano and cello at the Conservatory of Music in Zurich, Switzerland, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics and a diploma from the Conservatory of Music in Zurich in 1938. Among musicians, she is known for her translation of Heinrich Schenker’s Harmonielehre (1906) into English. As a result of excisions by the editor, Oswald Jonas, Mann Borgese’s translation Harmony (1954) is “somewhat removed from what Schenker himself actually wrote.” Nonetheless, her “rough and ready” translation was for many years one of the few versions available.
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