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Musical Improvisation: Art, Education, and Society
by Gabriel Solis
contributions by Robert Levin, Charlotte Mattax Moersch, Ingrid Monson, John P Murphy, Bruno Nettl, A. Jihad Racy, Anne K Rasmussen, Stephen Slawek, Gabriel Solis, Nicholas Temperley, John Toenjes, Thomas Turino, Stephen Blum, Patricia Shehan Campbell, Sabine M Feisst, Lawrence Gushee, Robert S Hatten, William Kinderman and Natalie Kononenko
edited by Bruno Nettl
University of Illinois Press, 2008
Cloth: 978-0-252-03462-6 | Paper: 978-0-252-07654-1
Library of Congress Classification ML193.M87 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 781.36

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A musical practice used for centuries the world over, improvisation too often has been dismissed as either technically undissectible or inexplicably mysterious. Approaching musical improvisation from the fields of ethnomusicology, education, performance, historical musicology, and music theory, the contributors to this volume delve into diverse topics such as the creative minds of Mozart and Beethoven, the place of improvised musics in Western and non-Western societies, and the development of jazz as a musical and cultural phenomenon.

Contributors are Stephen Blum, Patricia Shehan Campbell, Sabine M. Feisst, Lawrence Gushee, Robert S. Hatten, William Kinderman, Natalie Kononenko, Robert Levin, Charlotte Mattax Moersch, Ingrid Monson, John P. Murphy, Bruno Nettl, A. Jihad Racy, Anne K. Rasmussen, Stephen Slawek, Gabriel Solis, Nicholas Temperley, John Toenjes, and Thomas Turino.

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