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Carlos Chávez, a major figure in the musical life of the 20th century and probably the most significant composer in the history of Mexican art music, develops in these pages a philosophy of art, even of life, that springs from his deep and perceptive dedication to the creation of music. He sees, and makes us recognize, in the growth of musical form and content, an essential analogy with the most fundamental processes of the human imagination and its interpretation of experience.
Musical Thought is a valuable record of the ideas of an eminent composer, expressed in words of provocative, poetic power.