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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Through intelligent discussion of Ives's musical compositions combined with solid research on the composer's lifelong love of the American pastime, Ives's pioneering spirit and unique creativity are highlighted most clearly in this fascinating work. After a useful review of the development of baseball in Ives's time coupled with a succinct biography, Johnson examines the heavy influence of the game and some of its players on Ives's development as a composer. The observations made here are fresh and insightful, and are further elucidated by musical examples and photographs of pertinent ball players and venues. Music professionals, baseball historians, and baseball scholars will all find this a fascinating and useful resource.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 6.06(h) x 0.53(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Musical Examples and Illustrations Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 An American SportAn American Composer Chapter 5 Constant ChangeThe Growth of Major League Baseball Chapter 6 A Life of BaseballA"Manly" Game Chapter 7 Playing the GameBaseball in Completed Compositions Chapter 8 Musical Sketches of BallplayersA Baseball Fan's Record Chapter 9 Baseball TechniquesFrom Sketch to Compositional Language Chapter 10 Notes Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 Index Chapter 13 About the Author