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Arnold Schoenberg's Journey

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$30.00 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674011014

Publication: May 2003


368 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

22 halftones, 2 line illustrations, 124 musical examples


Proposing that Arnold Schoenberg has been more discussed than heard, more tolerated than loved, Allen Shawn puts aside ultimate judgments about Schoenberg’s place in music history to explore the composer’s fascinating world in a series of linked essays--"soundings"--that are both searching and wonderfully suggestive. Approaching Schoenberg primarily from the listener’s point of view, Shawn plunges into the details of some of Schoenberg’s works while at the same time providing a broad overview of his involvements in music, painting, and the history through which he lived.


  • 2003 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, Concert Music Books Category, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
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