Music and Inspiration

Harvey, Jonathan (1999) Music and Inspiration. London: Faber, 192 pp. ISBN 978-0571200252

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Abstract

"Inspiration is the factor common to all composers throughout musical history - yet this is the first book to examine its source. Jonathan Harvey, one of Britain's foremost composers, here brings a specialist's insight to the relationship between the source of inspiration and the act of composition.
His choice of material is wide-ranging, aiming to chart the common ground between many different composers and how the concept of inspiration persists within differing musical cultures. He demonstrates how composers have drawn inspiration from a wide variety of sources - from their own unconscious, from the experiences of their life, from their audiences, and from the perception of the ideal or the infinite, which they derive either from religious faith orphilosophical conviction." Amazon book description.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:48
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2012 14:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28225
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