Listening to Charles Ives : variations on his America /

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Lanham : Amadeus Press,, United States, p.1 online resource (2021)

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bisacsh, Music: Genres & Styles / Classical., Music: History & Criticism.


Includes bibliographical references and indexes."Award-winning music historian J. Peter Burkholder explores Charles Ives's diverse musical output and unusual career, discussing about thirty of the best and most characteristic pieces framed with biographical sketches. Offering readers of any background a guide to listening, this book is an ideal introduction to the iconic, American composer"--Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.<Span>Foreword<br />Acknowledgments<br />Timeline<br />Introduction<br /><br />Chapter 1: A Most Unusual Career, and a Recital of Songs<br /></span><span style="font-style:italic;">Memories</span><span> </span><span style="font-style:italic;">The Circus Band</span><span> </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Walking</span><span> </span><span style="font-style:italic;">The Cage</span><span> </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Down East</span><span> </span><span style="font-style:italic;">General William Booth Enters into Heaven</span><span><br /><br />Chapter 2: An American Musical Childhood<br /></span><span style="font-style:italic;">Holiday Quickstep</span><span> </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Variations on "America"</span><span><br /><br />Chapter 3: Apprenticeship<br /></span><span style="font-style:italic;">Feldeinsamkeit</span><span> </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Ich grolle nicht</span><span> Symphony No. 1 in D Minor<br /><br />Chapter 4: Weaving the Threads<br />String Quartet No. 1 </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Psalm 67</span><span> </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Yale-Princeton Football Game</span><span><br /><br />Chapter 5: Seeking and Finding<br /></span><span style="font-style:italic;">Central Park in the Dark</span><span> </span><span style="font-style:italic;">The Unanswered Question</span><span><br /><br />Chapter 6: Synthesizing American and European Music<br />Symphony No. 2<br /><br />Chapter 7: A New Form<br />Symphony No. 3: </span><span style="font-style:italic;">The Camp Meeting</span><span> The Violin Sonatas<br /><br />Chapter 8: American Holidays<br /></span><span style="font-style:italic;">A Symphony: New England Holidays</span><span><br /><br />Chapter 9: American Histories<br />Orchestral Set No. 1: </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Three Places in New England</span><span> Orchestral Set No. 2<br /><br />Chapter 10: American Literature<br />Piano Sonata No. 2: </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Concord, Mass., 1840-1860</span><span><br /><br />Chapter 11: Transcendent Journeys<br />String Quartet No. 2 Symphony No. 4<br /><br />Chapter 12: Collecting Songs, and Late Works<br /></span><span style="font-style:italic;">114 Songs</span><span> </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Psalm 90</span><span><br /><br />Epilogue<br />Selected Reading<br />Selected Listening<br />About the Author</span>