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The Resource Charles Ives's Concord : essays after a sonata, Kyle Gann

Charles Ives's Concord : essays after a sonata, Kyle Gann

Label
Charles Ives's Concord : essays after a sonata
Title
Charles Ives's Concord
Title remainder
essays after a sonata
Statement of responsibility
Kyle Gann
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1921, insurance executive Charles Ives sent out copies of a piano sonata to two hundred strangers. Laden with dissonant chords, complex rhythm, and a seemingly chaotic structure, the so-called Concord Sonata confounded the recipients, as did the accompanying book, Essays before a Sonata. Kyle Gann merges exhaustive research with his own experience as a composer to reveal the Concord Sonata and the essays in full. Diffracting the twinned works into their essential aspects, Gann lays out the historical context that produced Ives's masterpiece and illuminates the arguments Ives himself explored in the Essays. Gann also provides a movement-by-movement analysis of the work's harmonic structure and compositional technique; connects the sonata to Ives works that share parts of its material; and compares the 1921 version of the Concord with its 1947 revision to reveal important aspects of Ives's creative process. A tour de force of critical, theoretical, and historical thought, Charles Ives's Concord provides nothing less than the first comprehensive consideration of a work at the heart of twentieth century American music
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gann, Kyle
Dewey number
786.2/183
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.I94
LC item number
G36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Music in American life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ives, Charles
  • Ives, Charles
  • Ives, Charles
Label
Charles Ives's Concord : essays after a sonata, Kyle Gann
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223122303671
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-430) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 -- The Story of the Concord Sonata, 1911-1947; Chapter 2 -- The Programmatic Argument and Henry Sturt; Chapter 3 -- The Human Faith Theme and the Whole-Tone Hypothesis; Chapter 4 -- "Emerson": The Essay; Chapter 5 -- "Emerson": The Music; Chapter 6 -- The "Emerson" Concerto and its Offshoots; Chapter 7 -- Hawthorne and the Celestial Railroad; Chapter 8 -- "Hawthorne"; Chapter 9 -- "The Alcotts"; Chapter 10 -- "Thoreau": The Essay; Chapter 11 -- "Thoreau": The Music; Chapter 12 -- A Harmony of Imperfections: The Epilogue; Chapter 13 -- The First Piano SonataChapter 14 -- Editions (1920 versus 1947) and Performance Questions; Appendix A -- Correction of Misattributed Quotations in Essays before a Sonata; Appendix B -- Variants in Available Recordings of the Concord Sonata; Appendix C -- Must a Song Always Be a Song? Keynote Address to the 2009 Ives Vocal Marathon, Wesleyan University; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780252040856
Isbn Type
(hardcover ;
Lccn
2016049899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)961923825
Label
Charles Ives's Concord : essays after a sonata, Kyle Gann
Publication
Bar code
31223122303671
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-430) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 -- The Story of the Concord Sonata, 1911-1947; Chapter 2 -- The Programmatic Argument and Henry Sturt; Chapter 3 -- The Human Faith Theme and the Whole-Tone Hypothesis; Chapter 4 -- "Emerson": The Essay; Chapter 5 -- "Emerson": The Music; Chapter 6 -- The "Emerson" Concerto and its Offshoots; Chapter 7 -- Hawthorne and the Celestial Railroad; Chapter 8 -- "Hawthorne"; Chapter 9 -- "The Alcotts"; Chapter 10 -- "Thoreau": The Essay; Chapter 11 -- "Thoreau": The Music; Chapter 12 -- A Harmony of Imperfections: The Epilogue; Chapter 13 -- The First Piano SonataChapter 14 -- Editions (1920 versus 1947) and Performance Questions; Appendix A -- Correction of Misattributed Quotations in Essays before a Sonata; Appendix B -- Variants in Available Recordings of the Concord Sonata; Appendix C -- Must a Song Always Be a Song? Keynote Address to the 2009 Ives Vocal Marathon, Wesleyan University; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780252040856
Isbn Type
(hardcover ;
Lccn
2016049899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)961923825

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