Paris marked the next step in Copland's compositional development, and, as Murchison explains in chapter 2, "Boulanger and Compositional Maturity
," it is here that he grew from an eager young student to a mature composer.
With pristine harmonies and compositional maturity
, imagine if The Eagles formed in Yorkshire two years ago.
Crucially, Keefe has untied the knots between climactic works and their biographical position, which have formerly held together the complicated web woven from Romantic notions of biography and the idea of compositional maturity