[Works of a schizophrenic composer based on a 13-year catamnestic examination].Confin Psychiatr. 1980; 23(4):250-61.CP
In the period of acute psychosis the musical compositions were characterized by 'hiatus discursivitatis' and a partial absoluteness, whereas the works of the chronic period are characterized by a sterile, dreary style. The patient's musical compositions and the stagnation they express correspond to his deficient way of living, i.e. his open limitation. The examination of the compositions enriches the psychopathology of creativity with a new dimension: the quality of time inherent in musical works provides a deeper in sight into the creative existence of the patient than the products of visual arts often examined.