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Essays Before a Sonata, the Majority, and Other Writings
Contributor(s): Ives, Charles (Author), Boatwright, Howard (Editor), Boatwright, Howard (Foreword by)

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ISBN: 0393318303     ISBN-13: 9780393318302
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
OUR PRICE: $19.55  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: January 1999
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Annotation: Ives's second piano sonata, Concord, Mass., 1845, stands among the masterpieces of American music. The Essays Before a Sonata was conceived by Ives as a preface of sorts to the composition. Ives's musings also explore the nature of music, discuss the source of a composer's impulses and inspiration, and offer some biting comments on celebrated masters. The writings in his collection -- now featuring a comprehensive index -- allow readers entry into the brilliant mind that produced some of Americas most innovative musical works.
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BISAC Categories:
- Music | Genres & Styles - Classical
- Music | History & Criticism - General
- Literary Criticism | American - General
Dewey: 818.52
LCCN: 62008580
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 5.4" W x 8.5" (0.75 lbs) 286 pages
Features: Illustrated, Price on Product, Table of Contents
 
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The Essays Before a Sonata was conceived by Ives as a preface of sorts to the composition. Ives's musings also explore the nature of music, discuss the source of a composer's impulses and inspiration, and offer some biting comments on celebrated masters. The writings in this collection--now featuring a comprehensive index-allow readers entry into the brilliant mind that produced some of America's most innovative musical works.
 
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