Taylor, Clifford

Musical Idea and the Design Aesthetic in Contemporary Music a Text for Discerning Appraisal of Musical Thought in Western Culture
1990 0-88946-432-4
Proposes a reaffirmation, for musical composition, of imaginative figurational invention as idea within expressive harmonic syntax. This challenges the tendency in 20th-century music toward systematization and process affording only textural

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