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The Life of Charles Ives (Musical Lives)

by Stuart Feder

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Composers & musicians,
  • Music,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • USA,
  • Composers & Musicians - Classical Composers,
  • General,
  • Ives, Charles,--1874-1954,
  • Music / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages214
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7747775M
    ISBN 100521599318
    ISBN 109780521599313

      "Mad Music: Charles Ives, the Nostalgic Rebel" by Stephen Budiansky. (ForeEdge/ForeEdge) In , he moved to New York but decided against music as a profession, instead getting into life insurance. Charles Ives is the author of Essays Before a Sonata, The Majority, and Other Writings ( avg rating, 51 ratings, 9 reviews, published ), Song /5.

    13 Harmony Ives with Edith Osborne Ives, ca. 14 Harmony Twichell Ives and Charles Ives at home in Redding, Connecticut in the s 15 Charles Ives and Edith, ca. , passport photo 16 mss sketches, Concord Sonata (a) ii Hawthorne, (b) iii . Get this from a library! Charles Ives: a life with music. [Jan Swafford] -- This penetrating study illuminates the life and works of the enigmatic composer/insurance executive Charles Ives, whose experimental works profoundly influenced the course of American classical music.

    Work Description This penetrating study illuminates the life and works of the enigmatic composer/insurance executive Charles Ives, whose experimental works profoundly influenced the course of American classical music in the twentieth century. Ives was also a famously wealthy crank who made millions in the insurance business and tried hard to establish a reputation as a crusty New Englander. To Stephen Budiansky, Ives’s life story is a personification of America emerging as a world power: confident and successful, yet unsure of the role of art and culture in a modernizing nation.


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The Life of Charles Ives (Musical Lives) by Stuart Feder Download PDF EPUB FB2

Swafford sees Ives as the last American transcendentalist in the tradition of Emerson. At the conclusion of his book, Swafford writes of Ives (p.

)" [I]n his music and his life he embodied a genuine pluralism, a wholeness beneath diversity, that in itself is a beacon for democracy and its by: Charles Edward Ives was born on Octo in Danbury, Connecticut, into a well-to-do business family, who made their initial money by manufacturing and selling hats.

Later they branched out into other businesses, earning distinction in life. Cambridge University Press, Sep 9, - Biography & Autobiography - pages 0 Reviews Charles Ives grew up in the nineteenth century and composed chiefly in the twentieth.

Unfortunately, Feder's ill-considered first volume (Charles Ives: 'My Father's Song') always will haunt his legacy, this second attempt arriving too late along the road to undo the The Life of Charles Ives book Feder already had caused. Actually, it's not a bad book at all, though it is destined to remain in the shadows of his psycho-mumbo-jumbo forerunner, I'm by: "The life of Charles Ives spanned two centuries, as he grew up in the nineteenth and composed chiefly in the twentieth.

His nostalgia for a simpler life in the New England country town of his youth is revealed in his frequent musical quotation of songs of that earlier time: parlor and patriot songs, hymns and gospel music.

Ives received his earliest musical instruction from his father, who was a bandleader, music teacher, and acoustician who experimented with the sound of quarter tones. At 12 Charles played organ in a local church, and two years later his first composition was played by the town band. In or he composed “ Song for the Harvest Season,” in which the four parts—for voice, trumpet.

Ives's life-long impulse to break free of European musical models and to develop his personal means of self-expression -- thereby forging new musical paths for a distinctly American music as well -- parallels the pioneering spirit, cultural development and expanding perspective of the growing American nation.

Charles Ives grew up determined to find that wild, heroic ride, that music of the ages--the spiritual power he felt in the singing at outdoor camp meetings and in bands marching during holidays.

It would take many years of struggle and experiment, however, before he fully possessed the musical language to transform that spirit into orchestral. Charles Edward Ives (/ aɪ v z /; Octo – ) was an American modernist composer, one of the first American composers of international renown.

His music was largely ignored during his early life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Later in life, the quality of his music was publicly recognized, and he came to be regarded as an "American original". Magee portrays Ives's life, career and posthumous legacy against the backdrop of his musical and social environments from the Gilded Age to the present.

The book includes contemporary portraits of 1/5(1). Ives' life () spanned two centuries; he grew up in the nineteenth and composed chiefly in the twentieth. His nostalgia for a simpler life in Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpPrice: $ Jan Swafford's colorful biography first unfolds in Ives's Connecticut hometown of Danbury, then follows Ives to Yale and on to his years in New York, where he began his double career as composer and insurance executive/5.

Charles Ives Reconsidered re-examines a number of critical assumptions about the life and works of this significant American composer, drawing on many new sources to explore Ives's creative activities within broader historical, social, cultural, and musical perspectives.

Book. Publication Date. Abstract. This catalogue serves to describe the music manuscripts in the Charles Ives Papers, in the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Published in Revised in Recommended Citation. Charles Ives was the son of George Ives, a Danbury, Connecticut bandmaster and a musical experimenter whose approach heavily influenced his son.

Charles Ives' musical skills quickly developed; he was playing organ services at the local Presbyterian church from the age of 12 and began to compose at Ives' rural, rough-and-tumble childhood was revisited vividly and repeatedly in the music he.

Go to Chapter One Section • Go to Book World's Review. Charles Ives A Life With Music By Jan Swafford. Chapter One: At Home. The music of Charles Ives, which on first acquaintance generally.

This book—the first full-scale psychoanalytic biography of a major composer—examines the lives of the two men and shows how a knowledge of their relationship as father and son, teacher and pupil, is central to an understanding of Ives’s work. Swafford sees Ives as the last American transcendentalist in the tradition of Emerson.

At the conclusion of his book, Swafford writes of Ives (p. ) " [I]n his music and his life he embodied a genuine pluralism, a wholeness beneath diversity, that in itself is a beacon for democracy and its art.5/5(1).

Because while you are reading a book especially book entitled Charles Ives: A Life With Music the mind will drift away trough every dimension, wandering in each aspect that maybe not known for but surely might be your mind friends.

The Charles Ives that emerges from Swafford's story is a precocious, well-trained musician, a brilliant if mercurial thinker about art and life, and an experimenter in the spirit of Edison and the Wright : Jan Swafford. The Unanswered Question is a musical work by American composer Charles ally paired with Central Park in the Dark as Two Contemplations inThe Unanswered Question was revised by Ives in – As with many of Ives' works, it was largely unknown until much later in his life, and was not performed until   Ives's father had advised him not to go into music for a living and, sadly, Ives joined the New York life-insurance business.

In he and a partner started an agency. By the mids, Ives.Citation. Block, Geoffrey. "Book Review: the Life of Charles Ives." Music & Letters. (): Print.