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

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

by Geoffrey Block
 

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ISBN-10: 052149821X

ISBN-13: 9780521498210

Pub. Date: 01/11/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Charles Ives' massive Concord Sonata, his second sonata for piano, named after the town of Concord in Massachusetts, is central to his output and clearly reflects his aesthetic perspective. Geoffrey Block's wide-ranging account of the work thus provides an ideal introduction to this fascinating composer. This handbook discusses the Sonata's reception history and

Overview

Charles Ives' massive Concord Sonata, his second sonata for piano, named after the town of Concord in Massachusetts, is central to his output and clearly reflects his aesthetic perspective. Geoffrey Block's wide-ranging account of the work thus provides an ideal introduction to this fascinating composer. This handbook discusses the 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521498210
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/11/2006
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Reception; 3. Genesis; 4. Form and design; 5. Borrowing; 6. The programme.

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