Ontimpr2. Is the best improvisation inferior to the best composition?
- Several theorists have argued that at the very least, if not practically always, improvisation is an inferior form of musical production than non-improvised compositions. It is easy to see why someone might believe this. Composers have a relatively unlimited amount of time to produce and edit and re-edit their work. Improvisers cannot re-edit and must spontaneously compose in real time. Hence, it is much more likely that the musical result of improvisation cannot keep up with the deliberate and thoughtfully non-improvised musical composition? Is this true or not?