Composition, Performance, Reception: Studies in the Creative Process in Music

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Wyndham Thomas
Ashgate, 1998 - Music - 174 pages
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Contents

The Process of Composition from Detection to Confection
1
The Composer and Opera Performance
17
A Historial Survey
35
A Performers Responsibility
53
Freedom of Interpretation in Twentiethcentury Music
66
Performance Graphs authors copyright
83
Expectation and Interpretation in the Reception of New
93
The Riot for Flute Bass Clarinet and Piano opening
97
From Victorian Aesthetics to the
118
Some Remarks about
132
Politics and Music in Poland during
145
Towarzysz first verse and refrain
147
Piosenka pierwszomajowa first verse and refrain
153
Suite of Preludes no 4 opening
164
Index of names and titles
169
Copyright

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