Arnold Schoenberg's Journey

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Harvard University Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 340 pages
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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.
  

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Much has been written about Arnold Schoenberg, one of the most important composers of the past century, but there is nothing quite like this remarkable little book. Pianist and composer Shawn has ... Read full review

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A perfect introduction to a very thorny man. I think Allen Shawn is completely right that Shoenberg would be appreciated by more people if he were listened to more "naively," with less of an ear ... Read full review

Contents

BRIDGE PASSAGE 18741908
1
First Loves
3
Transfigured Night
12
The GurreLieder
23
Berlin Cabaret
36
Coming Apart
43
An Inner Compulsion
48
A NEW FORM OF EXPRESSION 190913
57
Wrong Notes
103
Six Little Pieces
112
Theory of Harmony
130
Pierrot
142
Die gluckliche Hand
156
Exodus
237
Death and Rebirth II
277
Suggested Readings
307

Farben
59
Listening to Five Pieces for Orchestra
84
Paths to and in Erwartung
92
Notes
313
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Allen Shawn, a composer, is on the faculty of Bennington College.

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