Archivo del Autor: Impro@cordeón

Repertorio COVID-19 (quinta ola): Jonathan Ayerst: Why don’t classical musicians improvise? (2016)

It is often stated that, in spite of a rich historic improvisational activity, classical musicians no longer improvise. But how can this statement be understood? If musicians don’t improvise, why not? Who makes the decision? Is a decision in fact made? In the first part of this essay I examine these questions by looking at the practice of classical music …read more