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The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius
The concept of genius intrigues us. Artistic geniuses have something other people don't have. In some cases that something seems to be a remarkable kind of inspiration that permits the artist to exceed his own abilities. It is as if the artist is suddenly possessed, as if some outside force flows through them at the moment of creation. In other cases genius seems best expl ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 10th 2001 by Yale University Press
(first published 2001)
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