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Charles E. Ives : Memos - Charles Ives

Charles E. Ives

Memos

Paperback Published: 17th May 1991
ISBN: 9780393307566
Number Of Pages: 372

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Here are most of the previously unpublished writings of Charles E. Ives: a primary source book on this unique American composer. These "Memos," as Ives called them, were on separate leaves and dealt with his music, composition, criticism, autobiography, biography, and many other topics. During his lifetime Ives rearranged them, lent them out, mislaid and tucked them away in books so that, in the late 1940s, only about three-fifths of them were available to his biographer. After his death in 1954, Ives's papers were gradually put in order, and in time most of the remaining leaves came to light. These two "batches" are here dovetailed into a three-part form by John Kirkpatrick, who has devotedly arranged, edited, and annotated them. Part One, "Pretext," sets forth Ives's aims, his views on music, critics and criticism. In part Two, "Scrapbook," Ives discusses his music. Part Three, "Memories," is devoted to biographical and autobiographical remembrances.

List of Illustrationsp. 10
Prefacep. 11
Pretext
Introduction as of November 1931p. 25
Introduction as of May 1932p. 25
Prunieresp. 26
Hale's editorial, Mr. Slonimsky in Parisp. 28
Hendersonp. 30
Europeanism, review of The Celestial Countryp. 32
Scrapbook
Introductionp. 35
Bellamann's article, earlier songsp. 36
Earlier pieces, Thanksgiving Prelude and Postludep. 38
College marches, etc., ear stretchingp. 39
Piano-drum-playing, wide-interval linesp. 42
Fatherp. 44
Parker, "fundamental laws"p. 48
First Symphonyp. 51
Second Symphony, spirituals and gospel hymnsp. 51
Third Symphonyp. 55
Set for Theater or Chamber Orchestrap. 55
Other setsp. 59
Take-offs, etc.p. 61
Fourth Symphonyp. 64
First Violin Sonata [called the Pre-First]p. 67
Second Violin Sonata (called the First)p. 68
Third Violin Sonata (called the Second)p. 69
Fourth Violin Sonata (called the Third)p. 69
Fifth Violin Sonata (called the Fourth)p. 72
Second String Quartet [called the Pre-Second]p. 73
A better Second String Quartetp. 73
First Piano Sonatap. 74
Men of Literature Overtures, labelsp. 76
Second Piano Sonata: "Concord, Mass., 1840-60"p. 79
First Orchestral Set: "Three Places in New England"p. 83
Halloween, "workmanship"p. 90
Second Orchestral Setp. 91
Holidays Symphony, Thanksgivingp. 94
Washington's Birthday, In re con moto et alp. 96
Decoration Dayp. 101
The Fourth of July, The General Slocump. 104
A Universe Symphonyp. 106
Quarter-tone and microtone systemsp. 108
Three Quarter-Tone Pieces for Two Pianosp. 110
Later musicp. 112
Memories
Introductionp. 114
My father and my wifep. 114
Parkerp. 115
Griggsp. 116
Talmadgep. 118
Soft-earsp. 118
Rhythm, combining different rhythmsp. 123
Being "good" and being "mean"p. 126
Songs without voicep. 127
Church congregations and church musicp. 128
Music and businessp. 130
Gospel hymnsp. 131
Emasculating America for moneyp. 133
Concert-going and not-goingp. 136
Words of one syllablep. 140
Appendices
Extant leaves of the Memos, concordance with the Cowell bookp. 143
Ives's earlier Lists of Works (1929-35)p. 147
Ives's later Lists of Works (1937-50)p. 152
The 114 Songs and their reprintsp. 167
Ives's note on the 67th Psalmp. 178
Ives's scholastic record (1894-98), Chadwick's visit to Parker's class (1898), and the footnote to Ich grolle nichtp. 180
Memos about the Concord Sonata (1913-29)p. 185
Questionnaires about the Concord Sonata (1935)p. 198
George's Adventure and The Majority (1919)p. 205
Broadway (1922)p. 229
Letter to John Tasker Howard (1930)p. 236
Ode to a Music Criticp. 242
George Edward Ives (1845-1894) and his familyp. 245
Henry Anderson Brooks (c. 1855-1906?)p. 250
John Cornelius Griggs (1865-1932)p. 253
Joseph Hopkins Twichell (1838-1918)p. 259
Poverty Flat, 1898-1908p. 262
Julian Southall Myrick (1880-1969)p. 268
Harmony Twichell (1876-1969)p. 274
Major John Andre by Lyman Brewster (1832-1904)p. 281
The Red Patrol by Sir Gilbert Parker (1862-1932)p. 318
Chronological Index of Datesp. 325
Index of Ives's Music and Writingsp. 338
Index of Namesp. 344
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ISBN: 9780393307566
ISBN-10: 0393307565
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 17th May 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.55  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.62