Ives's second piano sonata, Concord, Mass., 1845, stands among the masterpieces of American music.The Essays Before a Sonata was conceived by Ives as a preface of sorts to the composition. Ives's musings also explore the nature of music, discuss the source of a composer's impulses and inspiration, and offer some biting comments on celebrated masters. The writings in this collection―now featuring a comprehensive index-allow readers entry into the brilliant mind that produced some of America's most innovative musical works.
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Tom C. Owens is Associate Professor of Music at George Mason University.
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Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110393005283
Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0393005283