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Charles Ives's Concord

£19.99

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In 1921, insurance executive Charles Ives sent out copies of a piano sonata to two hundred strangers. Laden with dissonant chords, complex rhythm, and a seemingly chaotic structure, the so-called Concord Sonata confounded the recipients, as did the accompanying book, Essays before a Sonata . Kyle Gann merges exhaustive research with his own experience as a composer to reveal the Concord Sonata and the essays in full. Diffracting the twinned works into their essential aspects, Gann lays out the historical context that produced Ives's masterpiece and illuminates the arguments Ives himself explored in the Essays . Gann also provides a movement-by-movement analysis of the work's harmonic structure and compositional technique; connects the sonata to Ives works that share parts of its material; and compares the 1921 version of the Concord with its 1947 revision to reveal important aspects of Ives's creative process. A tour de force of critical, theoretical, and historical thought, Charles Ives's Concord provides nothing less than the first comprehensive consideration of a work at the heart of twentieth century American music.

In as new condition with gentle shelf-wear, the dust-jacket and the brown clothed hardboard cover are both in excellent condition. The pages are clean and crisp and the binding is tight, almost as new.

Item details

Added value:
1st Edition
Author(s):
Kyle Gann
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cms x 15.5 cms
Edition:
1st Edition - 2017
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0252040856
ISBN-13:
9780252040856
Number of pages:
438
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press

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In 1921, insurance executive Charles Ives sent out copies of a piano sonata to two hundred strangers. Laden with dissonant chords, complex rhythm, and a seemingly chaotic structure, the so-called Concord Sonata confounded the recipients, as did the accompanying book, Essays before a Sonata . Kyle Gann merges exhaustive research with his own experience as a composer to reveal the Concord Sonata and the essays in full. Diffracting the twinned works into their essential aspects, Gann lays out the historical context that produced Ives's masterpiece and illuminates the arguments Ives himself explored in the Essays . Gann also provides a movement-by-movement analysis of the work's harmonic structure and compositional technique; connects the sonata to Ives works that share parts of its material; and compares the 1921 version of the Concord with its 1947 revision to reveal important aspects of Ives's creative process. A tour de force of critical, theoretical, and historical thought, Charles Ives's Concord provides nothing less than the first comprehensive consideration of a work at the heart of twentieth century American music.

In as new condition with gentle shelf-wear, the dust-jacket and the brown clothed hardboard cover are both in excellent condition. The pages are clean and crisp and the binding is tight, almost as new.

Added value:
1st Edition
Author(s):
Kyle Gann
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cms x 15.5 cms
Edition:
1st Edition - 2017
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0252040856
ISBN-13:
9780252040856
Number of pages:
438
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press

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