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The creative process in music from Mozart to Kurtág

Author: William Kinderman
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Great music arouses wonder: how did the composer create such an original work of art? What was the artist's inspiration, and how did that idea become a reality? Cultural products inevitably arise from a context, a submerged landscape that is often not easily accessible. To bring such things to light, studies of the creative process find their cutting edge by probing beyond the surface, opening new perspectives on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Robert Schumann; Gustav Mahler; Béla Bartók; György Kurtág; György Kurtág
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Kinderman
ISBN: 9780252037160 0252037162
OCLC Number: 788274409
Description: xi, 233 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Mozart's second thoughts --
Beethoven's unfinished piano trio in F minor from 1816 --
Schumann, Beethoven, and the "Distant beloved" --
Aesthetics of integration in Mahler's fifth symphony --
Folklore transformed in Bartók's Dance suite --
Kurtág's Kafka fragments and Hommage á R. Sch.
Responsibility: William Kinderman.


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"An engaging investigation of the creative process and genetic criticism. These deeply thoughtful essays establish an enviable range, from Mozart through the grand figures of the German nineteenth Read more...

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