Ives: Concord Sonata: Piano Sonata No. 2 / Edition 2

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This handbook discusses Charles Ives's Sonata's reception history and its compositional genesis, as well as providing a detailed account of the work's thematic content, its use of borrowed material, and the degree to which the program is influenced by the Concord Transcendentalists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521496568
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

List of musical examples
1 Introduction 1
2 Reception 7
Critical responses 1920-1938 17
1939 and after 12
3 Genesis 20
Ives's chronology 20
Ives's chronology cross-examined 22
A revised genesis 25
The two Concords 27
4 Form and design 31
Motivic fabric 32
Tonal characteristics 41
Form 42
5 Borrowing 47
Borrowings: Ives, Cowell, and Kirkpatrick 48
Later discoveries of Ives borrowings 53
Other hypothetical borrowings 55
Musical borrowings in the Concord Sonata 61
6 The program 65
Ives and programmaticism 65
"Emerson" 69
"Hawthorne" 72
"The Alcotts" 74
"Thoreau" 75
Appendix I Concord Sonata themes 80
Appendix II Formal and thematic outline 85
Notes 87
Select bibliography 107
Index 110
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