The Allan Blank Papers

Discovering The Composer Through His Work

Month

June 2017

The Poetry and the Composer

This probably doesn’t surprise many readers, but it did amaze me: poetry is a big inspiration for classical composers. Really this should not have come as a revelation to me, considering that I know creativity can strike without warning and… Continue Reading →

A Composer’s Love Affair with…Notebooks

Allan Blank filled hundreds of notebooks with sketches and scores. Sometimes these pads were filled to the brim with notations, however most of the time the composer simply wrote on the first few pages then abandoned that notebook for a… Continue Reading →

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