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Charles Ives and His World

J. Peter Burkholder

Verlag: Princeton University Press, 1996
ISBN 10: 069101163X / ISBN 13: 9780691011639
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Titel: Charles Ives and His World

Verlag: Princeton University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1996

Einband: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface and Acknowledgments Ives and the Four Musical Traditions 3 Innovation and Nostalgia: Ives, Mahler, and the Origins of Modernism 35 Ives's Concord Sonata and the Texture of Music 75 Charles Ives and the American Democratic Tradition 118 Of Men and Mountains: Ives in the Adirondacks 161 Selected Correspondence 1881-1954 199 Selected Reviews 1888-1951 273 Charles E. Ives 363 Charles E. Ives 368 Charles Ives: The Man and His Music (Excerpt) 373 An American Innovator, Charles Ives 377 Ives Today: His Vision and Challenge 390 Four Symphonies by Charles Ives 391 Tardy Recognition: Emergence of Charles Ives as Strongly Individual Figure in American Music 403 On Horseback to Heaven 408 Posterity Catches Up with Charles Ives 423 Charles Ives - America's Musical Prophet 430 Charles E. Ives: 1874-1954 433 Index 443 List of Contributors 454. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_069101163X

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This volume shows Charles Ives in the context of his world in a number of revealing ways. Five new essays examine Ives's relationships to European music and to American music, politics, business, and landscape. J. Peter Burkholder shows Ives as a composer well versed in four distinctive musical traditions who blended them in his mature music. Leon Botstein explores the paradox of how, in the works of Ives and Mahler, musical modernism emerges from profoundly antimodern sensibilities. David Michael Hertz reveals unsuspected parallels between one of Ives's most famous pieces, the Concord Piano Sonata, and the piano sonatas of Liszt and Scriabin. Michael Broyles sheds new light on Ives's political orientation and on his career in the insurance business, and Mark Tucker shows the importance for Ives of his vacations in the Adirondacks and the representation of that landscape in his music.

The remainder of the book presents documents that illuminate Ives's personal life. A selection of some sixty letters to and from Ives and his family, edited and annotated by Tom C. Owens, is the first substantial collection of Ives correspondence to be published. Two sections of reviews and longer profiles published during his lifetime highlight the important stages in the reception of Ives's music, from his early works through the premieres of his most important compositions to his elevation as an almost mythic figure with a reputation among some critics as America's greatest composer.

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