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Classical Music Daily publishes a newsletter, usually on the first day of each month. Here is our August 2023 newsletter, No 172, The Creative Spark. It runs for nearly an hour, and the discussion is led by John Dante Prevedini.
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The three main questions asked in the session are as follows:
1: Composers: How would you define the process of creation in your area of music, and how do imagination and originality fit in?
2: Performers: how would you define the process of creation or re-creation in your area of music, and how do imagination and originality fit in?
3: Everyone: What are some examples of works, performances, recordings or other situations in which you think the creative spark is strong or notable, including how and why you think so?
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Posted 1 August 2023 by John Dante Prevedini