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By David C Paul

ISBN-10: 0252037499

ISBN-13: 9780252037498

ISBN-10: 0252080513

ISBN-13: 9780252080517

In this sweeping survey of highbrow and musical heritage, David C. Paul tells the hot tale of the way the tune of yank composer Charles Ives (1874–1954) was once formed by means of moving conceptions of yankee id inside and outdoors of musical tradition. Paul specializes in the critics, composers, performers, and students whose contributions have been so much influential in shaping the serious discourse on Ives, lots of them marquee names of yankee musical tradition themselves, together with Henry Cowell, Aaron Copland, Elliott Carter, and Leonard Bernstein.


Paul explores either how Ives situated his tune amid altering philosophical and aesthetic currents and the way others interpreted his contributions to American tune. even supposing Ives's preliminary efforts to discover a public within the early twenties attracted a couple of devotees, the resurgence of curiosity within the American literary previous through the thirties made a live performance staple of his "Concord" Sonata, a piece devoted to nineteenth-century transcendentalist writers. Paul indicates how Ives used to be to that end deployed as an icon of yankee freedom in the course of the early chilly warfare interval and the way he got here to be instigated on the head of a line of "American maverick" composers. Paul additionally examines why a contemporary cadre of students has beset the composer with Gilded Age social anxieties.

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