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Music and imagination

Author: Aaron Copland
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1952.
Series: Charles Eliot Norton lectures, 1951-52.
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The six talks were intended as a free improvisation on the general theme of the role imagination plays in the art of music. The first half of the book treats of the musical mind at work in its different capacities as listener, interpreter, or creator. The second half discusses more specifically recent manifestations of the imaginative mind in the music of Europe and the Americas. The lectures were followed in each  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990.
Music and imagination.
Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1952
(OCoLC)610221151
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Copland
OCLC Number: 248989
Description: ix, 116 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part one : Music and the imaginative mind. The gifted listener --
The sonorous image --
The creative mind and the interpretative mind --
Part two : Musical imagination and the contemporary scene. Tradition and innovation in recent European music --
Musical imagination in the Americas --
The composer in industrial America --
Postscript : Programs presented November 1951 and March 1952.
Series Title: Charles Eliot Norton lectures, 1951-52.
Responsibility: by Aaron Copland.

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The six talks were intended as a free improvisation on the general theme of the role imagination plays in the art of music. The first half of the book treats of the musical mind at work in its different capacities as listener, interpreter, or creator. The second half discusses more specifically recent manifestations of the imaginative mind in the music of Europe and the Americas. The lectures were followed in each instance by short concerts. - Preface.

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