Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 July 2018

312 Pages | 20 line, 4 halftones


ISBN: 9780190633585

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Fantasies of Improvisation

Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music

Dana Gooley

  • The first history of keyboard improvisation in postclassical and romantic European music
  • Refutes the popular notion that improvisational practices declined during this period
  • Examines the growth and influence of a glorified ideal of improvisation