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Musical Creativities in Practice$
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Pamela Burnard

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199583942

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583942.001.0001

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(p.7) Chapter 1 Conceptions
Musical Creativities in Practice

Pamela Burnard

Oxford University Press

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.

Keywords:   musical creativity, individual genius, Great Composers, improvisational performance, instrumentalists, modern conceptions, technological dimensions, social dimensions, temporal dimensions

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