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Charles Ives's Concord Essays after a Sonata

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ISBN-10: 0252040856

ISBN-13: 9780252040856

Edition: 2017

Authors: Kyle Gann

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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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 5/16/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.15" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English