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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


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 Story of the Concord 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 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


Underneath the Dissonance Beat a Brahmsian Heart

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter provides a biography of Charles Ives and his works as a musician. Charles Edward Ives was an American modernist composer. He was one of the first American composers of international ... More


Valuing Lives, in Four Movements

Dan Bouk

in How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259178
eISBN:
9780226259208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259208.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter structures its narrative around a sales pitch written by the composer and insurance agent Charles Ives. Ives’ pitch used the science of traditional life insurance prediction to win over ... More


Two Stabs at the Universe

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Charles Ives's legendary “Universe” Symphony, a performing version of which has been produced by composer Larry Austin, with the help of the College–Conservatory of Music at ... More


Introduction: Music in American Religious Experience

Philip V. Bohlman

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Historical moments in which music consciously identifies American religious experience provide the historical framework of this introductory chapter, which stretches from William Billings's “America” ... More


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

David C. Paul

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book, a sweeping survey of intellectual and musical history, tells the new story of how the music of American composer Charles E. Ives (1874–1954) was shaped by shifting conceptions of American ... More


Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Michael Broyles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

From colonial times to the present, American composers have lived on the fringes of society and defined themselves in large part as outsiders. This book considers the tradition of maverick composers ... More


Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Kyle Gann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In January 1921, New York insurance company executive Charles Ives mailed self-published scores of a piano sonata he had written to 200 strangers. Unprecedentedly complex and modern beyond any music ... More


Nationalism

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the views of American composers on the national character of music in America, and the development of nationalism in American music. Since about the mid-1920s American ... More


Twenty-Three. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Although Schuman believed that he could carve out 600 hours a year for composition while he was at Lincoln Center, he soon discovered that he had little time to compose new works. The commission of ... More


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

Charles Hiroshi Garrett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254862
eISBN:
9780520942820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254862.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Identifying music as a vital site of cultural debate, this book captures the dynamic, contested nature of musical life in the United States. Using a blend of music analysis and cultural critique, the ... More


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