Musical Idea and the Design Aesthetic in Contemporary Music a Text for Discerning Appraisal of Musical Thought in Western Culture

Author: Taylor, Clifford
Year:1990
Pages:386
ISBN:0-88946-432-4
978-0-88946-432-2
Price:239.95
Proposes a reaffirmation, for musical composition, of imaginative figurational invention as idea within expressive harmonic syntax. This challenges the tendency in 20th-century music toward systematization and process affording only textural