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Charles Ives

a life with music
  • 525 Pages
  • 0.87 MB
  • 7492 Downloads
  • English
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W.W. Norton , New York
Composers, Biographies, Biography, Composi
StatementJan Swafford
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML410.I94 S93 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 525 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24763545M
ISBN 100393038939
ISBN 139780393038934
LC Control Number95022549
OCLC/WorldCa32625666

Charles Ives ()was the first, and still probably the greatest, composer of a distinctly American art ("classical") music. His relationship to American music seems to me roughly parallel to Walt Whitman's relationship to American poetry and to Charles Peirce's relationship to American by: Charles Charles Ives book most popular book is Essays Before a Sonata, The Majority, and Other Writings.

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Charles Ives wrote some of the most innovative scores of the 20th century in his home, and at night and on vacation, while building a life-insurance empire in Connecticut. He tried desperately to get his music heard - by himself primarily - and generally failed, even while paying enormous sums to musicians to perform his tunes/5.

Charles Ives, "My Father's Song." By Stuart Feder (Yale University Press, ). Charles Ives Remembered. Edited by Vivian Perlis (Da Capo Press, ). This book is a compilation of fascinating recollections by Ives' friends and family.

About the Book. This penetrating study illuminates the life and works of the enigmatic composer/insurance executive Charles Ives, whose experimental works profoundly influenced the course of American classical music in the twentieth : 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 5/5(1).

Charles Ives Reconsidered reexamines a number of critical assumptions about the life and works of this significant American composer, drawing on many new sources to explore Ives's creative activities within broader historical, social, cultural, and musical perspectives.

Gayle Sherwood Magee offers the first large-scale rethinking of Ives's musical development based on the controversial revised 1/5(1). Charles Ives, in full Charles Edward Ives, (born OctoDanbury, Connecticut, U.S.—diedNew York City), significant American composer who is known for a number of innovations that anticipated most of the later musical developments of the 20th century.

Ives received his earliest musical instruction from his father, who was a bandleader, music teacher, and. Charles Ives was an American composer, renowned for his systematic experimentation in music. He was the first person to combine elements of American popular music as well as church-music traditions with European art music to produce a unique style and experiment with different musical techniques like polytonality, polyrhythm, and tone clusters.

This picture-book portrait of twentieth-century composer Charles Ives () frames the musical maverick's entire life, but it focuses most closely on Ives' source of inspiration--music played by his father, an exuberant, small-town bandleader--and on the difficulties Ives had getting people to accept his innovative music/5(12).

Ives Plays Ives The Complete Recordings of Charles Ives at the Piano,   The Charles Ives that emerges from Swafford's story is a precocious, well-trained musician, a brilliant if mercurial thinker about art and life, and an experimenter in the spirit of Edison and the Wright : Norton, W.

& Company, Inc. Charles Edward Ives (/ aɪ v z /; Octo – ) was an American modernist composer, one of the first American composers of international renown.

His music was largely ignored during his early life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Later in life, the quality of his music was publicly recognized, and he came to be regarded as an "American original".Born: OctoDanbury, Connecticut. Charles Ives is the author of Essays Before a Sonata, The Majority, and Other Writings ( avg rating, 51 ratings, 9 reviews, published ), Song Home My Books/5.

HE WILL FIND YOU an absolutely gripping crime thriller with a massive twist (Detective Maddie Ives Book 3) Book 3 of 5: Detective Maddie Ives | by CHARLIE GALLAGHER out of 5 stars   Charles Ives, perhaps the quintessential American composer of the twentieth century, drew on his childhood experiences in a small New England town in his music.

Through his close relationship with his father, George, a Civil War bandmaster, Ives developed a powerful feeling for nineteenth-century rural America. Ives' 4th symphony is absolutely the greatest symphony of its time (IMO) & his Concord Sonata is the greatest So, of course, a bk by Henry & spouse Sidney re Ives is bound to be good.

Cowell was an early supporter of Ives' music when he was mostly written off as too complicated or dissonant or whatever/5.

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Here are most of the previously unpublished writings of Charles E. Ives: a primary source book on this unique American composer. These "Memos," as Ives called them, were on separate leaves and dealt with his music, composition, criticism, autobiography, biography, and many other : Norton, W.

& Company, Inc. The Unanswered Question is a musical work by American composer Charles ally paired with Central Park in the Dark as Two Contemplations inThe Unanswered Question was revised by Ives in – As with many of Ives' works, it was largely unknown until much later in his life, and was not performed until Explore our list of Ives, Charles Books at Barnes & Noble®.

Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Ives, Charles: Books. 1 - 17 of 17 results Charles Ives and His World. by J. Burkholder. Paperback $   Charles Ives, the crazy and brilliant patriarch of American music, loved a good cacophony.

In the public imagination (to the extent that he inhabits it) he is associated with collisions of marching bands in different keys and other sorts of acoustical suffering.

Go to Chapter One Section • Go to Book World's Review. Charles Ives A Life With Music By Jan Swafford. Chapter One: At Home. The music of Charles Ives, which on first acquaintance generally.

Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital projects include the Wayback Machine, and "This book helps us to see why Charles Ives remains such a puzzle. The distinguished Ives scholar J.

Peter Burkholder has assembled an insightful four-part study [that] illuminate[s] the shifting history of Ives's place in American culture—and provide[s] therefore, important historical illuminations of its own.".

This research guide provides detailed information on over one thousand publications and websites concerning the American composer Charles Ives. With informative annotations and nearly two hundred new entries, this greatly expanded, updated, and revised guide offers a key survey of the field for interested readers and experienced researchers by: 1.

Charles Ives was the son of George Ives, a Danbury, Connecticut bandmaster and a musical experimenter whose approach heavily influenced his son. Charles Ives' musical skills quickly developed; he was playing organ services at the local Presbyterian church from the age of 12 and began to compose at Ives' rural, rough-and-tumble childhood was revisited vividly and repeatedly in the music he.

Murphy A Composite Approach to Ives’s ‘Cage’ Against this backdrop, Larry Starr’s treatment of the song towards the end of his book A Union of Diversities: Style in the Music of Charles Ives.

This book helps us to see why Charles Ives remains such a puzzle. The distinguished Ives scholar J. Peter Burkholder has assembled an insightful four-part study [that] illuminate[s] the shifting history of Ives's place in American culture--and provide[s] therefore, important historical illuminations of its : J.

Burkholder. Charles Ives, perhaps the quintessential American composer of the twentieth century, drew on his childhood experiences in a small New England town in his music.

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Through his close relationship with his father, George, a Civil War bandmaster, Ives developed a powerful feeling for nineteenth-century rural : Stuart Feder.

To hear the music of composer Charles Ives is to hear a unique voice in American music, and indeed, in Western music as a whole. His work is at once iconoclastic and closely tied to his musical heritage; in its conception and form, both staggeringly complex and immediately accessible; and in its musical language, both universal and distinctly American.

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Peter Burkholder offers the first detailed history of Charles Ives’s aesthetics, showing how his artistic aims changed over the course of his career, highlighting the major influences on his music and thought, and presenting a new periodization of his life as a composer.The Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., –60 (commonly known as the Concord Sonata) is a piano sonata by Charles Ives.

It is one of the composer's best-known and most highly regarded pieces. A typical performance of the piece lasts around 45 minutes. History. .