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Allen Shawn

pianist, writer, professor

Allen Shawn is a pianist, a composer of chamber and orchestral music, and a professor at Bennington College. He was the recipient of a 1995 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and an Academy Award in Music from the Academy in 2001. He is active as a pianist, and is the author of two previous books, *Arnold Schoenberg's Journey*, which won the 2003 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, and *Wish I Could Be There*, as well as articles on contemporary music for the *Atlantic Monthly*, *The Musical Times*, and *The Times Literary Supplement*.