This chapter aims to widen the concept of musical creativity from its singular form, which would allow it to accept certain manifestations of multiple musical creativities. It introduces the concept of musical creativity and its connection to the ideal of individual heroism, or to the individual genius of the Great Composers. It studies the conceptualization of creativity in collective and individual improvisational performance, which was believed to be crucial to the training of instrumentalists. The chapter also considers some modern conceptions of music creativity and studies the technological, social, and temporal dimensions of music.
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