The Life of Charles Ives
Ives' life (1874-1955) spanned two centuries; he grew up in the nineteenth and composed chiefly in the twentieth. His nostalgia for a simpler life in the New England town of his youth is revealed in his frequent musical quotation of songs of that earlier time: parlor and patriotic songs, hymns and gospel music that he learned from his father, a village bandmaster, and the most important influence on his life and music. This book clarifies the complexity of the man and his music--music that is uniquely autobiographical and that itself illuminates the narrative.
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White City green hills
The greatest war and remembrance
Born in America
The Gilded Age was the golden age
Bright college years and dreary
Manhood at Yale and Poverty Flat
Giving up musictaking up business
Ives in love
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