Baseball and the Music of Charles Ives: A Proving Ground

Baseball and the Music of Charles Ives: A Proving Ground

by Timothy A. Johnson
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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Baseball and the Music of Charles Ives: A Proving Ground

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780810849990
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
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 Sport—An American Composer Chapter 5 Constant Change—The Growth of Major League Baseball Chapter 6 A Life of Baseball—A"Manly" Game Chapter 7 Playing the Game—Baseball in Completed Compositions Chapter 8 Musical Sketches of Ballplayers—A Baseball Fan's Record Chapter 9 Baseball Techniques—From Sketch to Compositional Language Chapter 10 Notes Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 Index Chapter 13 About the Author

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