Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 June 2018

314 Pages | 24 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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