Allen Shawn



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Wish I Could Be There: Note...

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Twin: A Memoir

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Arnold Schoenberg's Journey

3.95 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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Leonard Bernstein: An Ameri...

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Tango

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Elixir: Full Score

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Elixir: For String Orchestr...

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A Dance Album

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“A species in which everyone was General Patton would not succeed, any more than would a race in which everyone was Vincent van Gogh. I prefer to think that the planet needs athletes, philosophers, sex symbols, painters, scientists; it needs the warmhearted, the hardhearted, the coldhearted, and the weakhearted. It needs those who can devote their lives to studying how many droplets of water are secreted by the salivary glands of dogs under which circumstances, and it needs those who can capture the passing impression of cherry blossoms in a fourteen-syllable poem or devote twenty-five pages to the dissection of a small boy's feelings as he lies in bed in the dark waiting for his mother to kiss him goodnight...”
Allen Shawn

“I find a certain degree of loneliness not only tolerable but deeply pleasurable.”
Allen Shawn

“Zemlinsky, who was to be on the panel of judges, played through the first few for Schoenberg and, finding them “wonderful and truly original,” agreed with him that, regrettably, “precisely on that account they would have little chance of winning the prize.” Schoenberg’s response was not to abandon the project but to expand it.”
Allen Shawn, Arnold Schoenberg's Journey

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