Charles Ives Remembered: An Oral History

Charles Ives Remembered: An Oral History

by Vivian Perlis
     
 

ISBN-10: 025207078X

ISBN-13: 9780252070785

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Charles Ives (1874-1954) was publicly an insurance executive but privately a composer whose eccentric works and paradoxical life would intrigue, perplex, and inspire generations to come after him. Moving from Ives's childhood and years at Yale to his business and musical careers, the memories and reflections assembled in this Kinkeldey Award-winning volume provide a

Overview

Charles Ives (1874-1954) was publicly an insurance executive but privately a composer whose eccentric works and paradoxical life would intrigue, perplex, and inspire generations to come after him. Moving from Ives's childhood and years at Yale to his business and musical careers, the memories and reflections assembled in this Kinkeldey Award-winning volume provide a multifaceted and humanizing view of an enigmatic American musical icon. Vivian Perlis is founding director of the Oral History American Music Project at Yale University and coeditor of An Ives Celebration: Papers and Panels of the Charles Ives Centennial Festival-Conference. She is also coproducer of the five-record Charles Ives: The 100th Anniversary, which was nominated for a Grammy award.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252070785
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Music in American Life Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
Foreword to the Illinois Paperbackxi
Forewordxv
Prefacexix
Youth and Yale Years
Amelia Van Wyck3
Ely Ryder13
Philip Sunderland14
Lewis Bronson20
Charles Farr21
Harold A. Hatch24
Insurance
Julian Southall Myrick31
W. Eugene Smith42
Watson Washburn45
William S. Verplanck47
Kathryn Verplanck48
John S. Thompson50
George Hofmann52
Peter M. Fraser61
Mrs. Samuel Berneri62
Charles J. Buesing65
Family, Friends, and Neighbors
Brewster Ives71
Bigelow Ives81
Chester Ives84
Richard Ives89
Arthur Hall91
T. Findlay MacKenzie93
Barbara MacKenzie95
Will and Luemily Ryder95
Debby Hall Meeker99
Mrs. Burton Twichell100
Gertrude Sanford101
James Thomas Flexner101
George Grayson Tyler103
Charles Ives Tyler106
Charles Kauffman108
Anthony J. ("Babe") LaPine112
William A. Grey113
Carrie Blackwell114
Mrs. Rodman S. Valentine115
Clara Sipprell117
Music
Mrs. Artur Nikoloric123
Monique Schmitz Leduc125
Elliott Carter131
Charles Seeger146
Nicolas Slonimsky147
Bernard Herrmann155
Jerome Moross163
Arthur Berger167
Lucille Fletcher Wallop168
Darius Milhaud170
Dane Rudhyar171
Carl Ruggles172
Evelyn (Mrs. John J.) Becker177
George F. Roberts183
Mary Bell190
Lehman Engel193
Lou Harrison198
Goddard Lieberson206
Mary Shipman Howard209
Louis Untermeyer211
John Kirkpatrick213
Index229

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