New PDF release: Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic

By David C Paul

ISBN-10: 0252037499

ISBN-13: 9780252037498

ISBN-10: 0252080513

ISBN-13: 9780252080517

In this sweeping survey of highbrow and musical background, David C. Paul tells the hot tale of the way the track of yank composer Charles Ives (1874–1954) was once formed through transferring conceptions of yankee identification 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 severe discourse on Ives, lots of them marquee names of yank musical tradition themselves, together with Henry Cowell, Aaron Copland, Elliott Carter, and Leonard Bernstein.


Paul explores either how Ives located his track amid altering philosophical and aesthetic currents and the way others interpreted his contributions to American song. even supposing Ives's preliminary efforts to discover a public within the early twenties attracted a number of devotees, the resurgence of curiosity within the American literary prior through the thirties made a live performance staple of his "Concord" Sonata, a piece devoted to nineteenth-century transcendentalist writers. Paul exhibits how Ives was once hence deployed as an icon of yank freedom through the early chilly battle 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 up to date cadre of students has beset the composer with Gilded Age social anxieties.

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