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Arnold Schoenberg’s Journey

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PAPERBACK

$33.00 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674011014

Publication Date: 05/30/2003

Short

368 pages

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

22 halftones, 2 line illustrations, 124 musical examples

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A collection of elegant and persuasive essays: analytic discussions of single works and vivid accounts of phases and facets of Schoenberg’s life… Shawn is an engaging writer.—Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

One of the best things to have happened to the composer in a long time. Allen Shawn, a composer himself, is an admirer of Schoenberg. He gives us the whole man seen from within his cultural environment and from within his music too… Shawn invites us to share with him a spontaneous and warm response to Schoenberg’s music rather than a purely analytical one… Shawn is exceptionally felicitous at finding words for music, which makes him an ideal companion on this journey of discovery.—George Perle, The Wall Street Journal

Nothing in recent years has filled me with an urgent desire to re-engage with [Schoenberg’s music] so much as this sensitive and personal book.—Bayan Northcott, BBC Music Magazine

Awards & Accolades

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