The Musical Imperative

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The Musical Imperative

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A bold innovation when it appeared in 1984, this book changed the manner and content of all music appreciation books thereafter. More than 40,000 copies have been sold to date. In contrast to traditional musical appreciation texts, The Musical Imperative treats all fields of music with equal respect, so the reader understands how classical music is different from—but grows out of the same human emotional needs and desires as the pop and folk styles that make up the musical environment.

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