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Charles Ives's Four Ragtime Dances and “True American Music”

Charles Hiroshi Garrett

in Struggling to Define a Nation: American Music and the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254862
eISBN:
9780520942820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254862.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses Charles Ives and his relationship to ragtime, which was the leading popular music at the beginning of the twentieth century. Ives is a composer who was at the center of the ... More


Musicology Makes Its Mark: Ives and the History of Style, 1965–1985

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the impact of musicology on Charles E. Ives's reception by focusing on the contributions made by musicologists to discourse about the composer during the period 1965–1985. It ... More


The Story of the <i>Concord</i> Sonata, 1911–1947

Kyle Gann

in Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Ives first conceived the Concord Sonata while on vacation at Elk’s Lake in 1911, based in part on pieces he had already been working on. He claimed to have been able to play the piece by 1915, though ... More


Winning Hearts and Minds: Ives as Cold War Icon, 1947–1965

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines how Charles E. Ives emerged as a Cold War icon, and more specifically as a champion of the liberating powers of individualism, during the period 1947–1965. It begins with a ... More


Ives at Century’s Turn

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines how Charles E. Ives has been affected by the transformations in American musicology over the last twenty-five years. It begins with a discussion of Maynard Solomon's accusation ... More


The Prison of Culture: Ives, American Studies, and Intellectual History, 1965–1985

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the contributions made by “bright young academicians” to discourse about Charles E. Ives during the period 1965–1985. More specifically, it considers the impact that historians ... More


Conservative Transcendentalist or Modernist Firebrand?: Ives and His First Publics, 1921–1934

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Charles E. Ives's self-promotional activities during the period from 1921 to 1934. Its point of departure is an analysis of Essays Before a Sonata, published by Ives as a ... More


Precursors: Charles Ives and Leo Ornstein

Broyles Michael

in Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

After the musical canon became established in the Gilded Age, the status quo in American music persisted well into the second decade of the twentieth century. George Chadwick, Amy Beach, Horatio ... More


Songs of Our Fathers: The Advocacy of Henry Cowell and the Appeal of the American Past, 1927–1947

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's advocacy of Charles E. Ives and his music between the years 1927 and 1947. Cowell's ideas about Ives can be grouped into two periods: those produced prior to ... More


Coming of Age in America

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, American

With America's entrance into the Great War in April 1917, the role of art and music in society understandably took on a new urgency, so that an assessment at the beginning of 1918 by Walter Spalding, ... More


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