The Life of Charles Ives

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 9, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 199 pages
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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Contents

White City green hills
1
American Arcady
9
The greatest war and remembrance
22
Born in America
37
The Gilded Age was the golden age
45
Bright college years and dreary
61
Manhood at Yale and Poverty Flat
75
Giving up musictaking up business
88
The creative decade19081918
119
Trilogy
135
World and cosmos
149
Shadow and sunrise
163
Notes
179
Select bibliography
188
Index
189
Copyright

Ives in love
103

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