The Improvisation of Musical Dialogue: A Phenomenology of Music

The Improvisation of Musical Dialogue: A Phenomenology of Music

by Bruce Ellis Benson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521810930

ISBN-13: 9780521810937

Pub. Date: 03/10/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"What takes place when a composer creates a piece of music? To what extent is a performer part of the creative process? Although the dominant paradigm for music making in our era has been that of creation and reproduction - in which composers are the true creators and performers primarily carry out their wishes - does that way of thinking reflect actual musical…  See more details below

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"What takes place when a composer creates a piece of music? To what extent is a performer part of the creative process? Although the dominant paradigm for music making in our era has been that of creation and reproduction - in which composers are the true creators and performers primarily carry out their wishes - does that way of thinking reflect actual musical practice?" Succinct and lucid, not only will this important book be a provocative read for philosophers of art and musicologists, it should also appeal to general readers, especially those who compose and perform music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521810937
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/10/2003
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Between Composition and Performance1
2Composing: From Ursprung to Fassung letzter Hand33
3Performing: The Improvisation of Preservation77
4The Ergon within Energeia125
5Being Musical with the Other163
Index193

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