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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


The Community of the Ultramoderns

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/9780300100457.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Well into the twentieth century, American music and the arts were influenced by nostalgia for the past and communalism based on self-organization. The ultramodern composers of the 1920s rejected ... More


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