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The Programmatic Argument and Henry Sturt

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/9780252040856.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

At the time Ives began the Concord, program music (music that implicitly referred to or musical described historical or literary narratives) was still somewhat controversial. The prologue of Essays ... More


Liszt’s “Program” Music

Mark Evan Bonds

in Absolute Music: The History of an Idea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343638
eISBN:
9780199373437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343638.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The identification of absolute music with a specific repertory grew stronger still in 1855 with the first appearance—and almost immediate acceptance—of Franz Liszt’s neologism to describe works of ... More


Conclusion: “The Varied Carols We Hear”

Peter Gough and Peggy Seeger

in Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039041
eISBN:
9780252097010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039041.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter argues that while the Federal Music Project (FMP) and WPA Music Program in the American West reflected many of the societal prejudices of the day, it was the New Deal emphasis on ... More


Expression

Mark Evan Bonds

in Absolute Music: The History of an Idea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343638
eISBN:
9780199373437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343638.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By the middle of the sixteenth century humanist writers had begun to raise serious questions about music as a sounding manifestation of number. Faced with a growing body of empirical evidence, ... More


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