Charles Ives Remembered: An Oral History

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252070785
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • 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 Illustrations vii
Foreword to the Illinois Paperback xi
Foreword xv
Preface xix
Youth and Yale Years
Amelia Van Wyck 3
Ely Ryder 13
Philip Sunderland 14
Lewis Bronson 20
Charles Farr 21
Harold A. Hatch 24
Julian Southall Myrick 31
W. Eugene Smith 42
Watson Washburn 45
William S. Verplanck 47
Kathryn Verplanck 48
John S. Thompson 50
George Hofmann 52
Peter M. Fraser 61
Mrs. Samuel Berneri 62
Charles J. Buesing 65
Family, Friends, and Neighbors
Brewster Ives 71
Bigelow Ives 81
Chester Ives 84
Richard Ives 89
Arthur Hall 91
T. Findlay MacKenzie 93
Barbara MacKenzie 95
Will and Luemily Ryder 95
Debby Hall Meeker 99
Mrs. Burton Twichell 100
Gertrude Sanford 101
James Thomas Flexner 101
George Grayson Tyler 103
Charles Ives Tyler 106
Charles Kauffman 108
Anthony J. ("Babe") LaPine 112
William A. Grey 113
Carrie Blackwell 114
Mrs. Rodman S. Valentine 115
Clara Sipprell 117
Mrs. Artur Nikoloric 123
Monique Schmitz Leduc 125
Elliott Carter 131
Charles Seeger 146
Nicolas Slonimsky 147
Bernard Herrmann 155
Jerome Moross 163
Arthur Berger 167
Lucille Fletcher Wallop 168
Darius Milhaud 170
Dane Rudhyar 171
Carl Ruggles 172
Evelyn (Mrs. John J.) Becker 177
George F. Roberts 183
Mary Bell 190
Lehman Engel 193
Lou Harrison 198
Goddard Lieberson 206
Mary Shipman Howard 209
Louis Untermeyer 211
John Kirkpatrick 213
Index 229
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