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Author McDonald, Matthew (Matthew James), author.

Title Breaking time's arrow : experiment and expression in the music of Charles Ives / Matthew McDonald.

Publication Info. ©2014
Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Ives,C MCDO    Available
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Description xiii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Series Musical meaning and interpretation
Musical meaning and interpretation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-185) and index.
Contents God/man : I come to thee and Psalm 14 -- Community/individual : Sonata no. 1 for piano and String quartet no. 2 -- Intuition/expression : "Nov. 2, 1920" and "Grantchester" -- Elements of narrative : The unanswered question -- Ives and the now : "The things our fathers loved" -- Cumulative composition : Ives's Emerson music.
Summary Charles Ives (1874-1954) moved traditional compositional practice in new directions by incorporating modern and innovative techniques with nostalgic borrowings of 19th century American popular music and Protestant hymns. Matthew McDonald argues that the influence of Emerson and Thoreau on Ives's compositional style freed the composer from ordinary ideas of time and chronology, allowing him to recuperate the past as he reached for the musical unknown. McDonald links this concept of the multi-temporal in Ives's works to Transcendentalist understandings of eternity. His approach to Ives opens new avenues for inquiry into the composer's eclectic and complex style.
Subject Ives, Charles, 1874-1954 -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 9780253012739 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
0253012732 (cloth ; alkaline paper)

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