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Charles Ives : a life with music

Author: Jan Swafford
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This penetrating study illuminates the life and works of the enigmatic composer/insurance executive Charles Ives, whose experimental works profoundly influenced the course of American classical music in the twentieth century. In his rich and colorful biography, Jan Swafford, himself an established composer, looks at this towering, paradoxical figure and finds the consistencies lying beneath the protean surface.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Charles Ives; Charles Ives; Charles Ives; Charles Ives
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Swafford
ISBN: 0393038939 9780393038934 0393317196 9780393317190
OCLC Number: 32625666
Description: xv, 525 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: At home --
The music of war --
A place in the soul --
An apprenticeship --
Farewell --
A college --
Dasher at Yale --
Renunciations and apprenticeships --
La Vita Nuova --
Measuring the prospect --
Entelechy --
That beautiful shore --
Tom sails away --
A fall and a credo --
Overtures --
The work of our hands --
Advances and retreats --
Distant bells --
Postlude
Responsibility: Jan Swafford.

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In his lifetime, Charles Ives and his music were denounced and ridiculed, but in this book he emerges as a precocious, well-trained musician, an experimenter, and a brilliant thinker about art and  Read more...

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Starred Review. A superb writer. . . . [Swafford has] brought the old curmudgeon . . . to vivid life, at once a comic and a tragic figure and in terms of his significance in American artistic life, Read more...

 
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