Charles Ives and his music

Cowell, Henry

Published by Oxford University Press, 1955
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1955 Hardcover ports., facsim., music. . x, 245 p. Former Library book. Includes: Soliloquy; or, A study in 7ths and other things (p. 158) and Paracelsus (p. 183-185) for voice and piano. ; "A list of the compositions of Charles Edward Ives": p. 207-233. ; Bibliography: p. 235-238. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Dust jacket notes: "Often called 'the father of American music,' Charles Ives, who died in May 1954, left a heritage of music which will in all probability be as widely known and loved from now on as it was neglected in the past generation. Henry Cowell - himself a well-known composer and analyst of music - and Sidney Cowell have written a warm, moving story of Ives's life and art....Born in Danbury, Connecticut, in 1874, Charles Ives was long regarded by many as a music eccentric. Today, he is more and more thought of as a creator as truly and triumphantly American as were Mark Twain and Walt Whitman. As a youth, he was the restless pupil of his father (also a musician), and loved to try new things in musical idiom. Ives was a Connecticut Yankee to his roots, at home with the world of nature, militantly idealistic, relentless in his integrity, diligent in his appointed duties, and proud of resulting achievements....The music of Charles Ives is a cultural sourcebook of America at the turn of the century. Ives took the evangelical hymns, the melodies of the dance hall, the military band marches, the sounds of village life, college and fraternity songs, the music of the world of nature, and set them faithfully. He then shaped, interwove, and integrated them so that a fresh musical work might emerge - familiar in substance but of startling drive, perception, and vigor. The 'fierce complexity of reality' was Ives's conception of the nature of things and music....Henry Cowell, who, as teacher and composer, led the battle for Ives and other modern composers. In time, Mr. and Mrs. Cowell came to act as a liaison between Ives and the outside world of music. The narrative, the bulk of the book, is a heartening story of the life of a great American who lives on through his music. The rest is a study of the musical works themselves, and will be of great value as more and more performances of Ives's music are heard."

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Title: Charles Ives and his music
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1955
Binding: hardcover
Book Condition: Good

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