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The Creative Process in Music from Mozart to Kurtág

William Kinderman


This book opens the door to the composer's workshop, investigating not just the final outcome but the process of creative endeavor in music. Focusing on the stages of composition, the book maintains that the most rigorous basis for the study of artistic creativity comes not from anecdotal or autobiographical reports, but from original handwritten sketches, drafts, revised manuscripts, and corrected proof sheets. It explores works of major composers from the eighteenth century to the present, from Mozart's piano music and Beethoven's Piano Trio in F to Kurtág's Kafka Fragments and Hommage à R. ... More

Keywords: composer, creative process, music, piano music, Mozart, Beethoven, Kurtág, Robert Schumann, Mahler, Bartók

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037160
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037160.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Kinderman, author
University of Illinois