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The Life of Charles Ives : Musical Lives - Stuart Feder

The Life of Charles Ives

Musical Lives

Paperback Published: 8th November 1999
ISBN: 9780521599313
Number Of Pages: 214

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Charles Ives grew up in the nineteenth century and composed chiefly in the twentieth. His nostalgia for a simpler life in the New England country town of his youth is revealed in his frequent musical quotation of songs of that earlier time: parlor and patriot songs, hymns and gospel music. He had learned these songs early in his life through his father, a village bandmaster, who remained the most important influence in his life and music. Ives absorbed these influences within an innovative and modern musical style of composition. Stuart Feder's account of Ives's life clarifies the complexities of the man and his music, while his straightforward discussion of this uniquely autobiographical music in turn illuminates the narrative.

Industry Reviews

' ... full of musical insights.' Michael Church, The Independent 'Feder sensitively charts the tragedies and disappointments of Ives's life ...' The Musical Times 'Feder charts the course of Ive's life and work with obvious empathy ... listeners new to Ives will come away with a real sense of the composer drawing on his idealised past to create music of a utopian future.' Gramophone

White city, green hills
American arcady
Memory and the greatest war
Born in America
The gilded age was the golden age
Bright college years and dismal
Manhood at Yale and beyond
Giving up music - taking up business
Ives in love
The creative decade
World and cosmos
Shadow and sunrise
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ISBN: 9780521599313
ISBN-10: 0521599318
Series: Musical Lives
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 8th November 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.31