Charles Ives Reconsidered

Charles Ives Reconsidered

by Gayle Sherwood Magee

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Overview

Charles Ives Reconsidered reexamines a number of critical assumptions about the life and works of this significant American composer, drawing on many new sources to explore Ives's creative activities within broader historical, social, cultural, and musical perspectives. Gayle Sherwood Magee offers the first large-scale rethinking of Ives's musical development based on the controversial revised chronology of his music. Using as a guide Ives's own dictum that "the fabric of existence weaves itself whole," Charles Ives Reconsidered offers several new paths to understanding all of Ives's music as the integrated and cohesive work of a controversial composer who was very much a product of his time and place. Magee portrays Ives's life, career and posthumous legacy against the backdrop of his musical and social environments from the Gilded Age to the present. The book includes contemporary portraits of the composer, his peers, and his teachers, as seen through archival materials, published reviews, and both historical and modern critical assessments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252077760
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 06/29/2010
Series: Music in American Life Series
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 231
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gayle Sherwood Magee is an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the author of Charles Ives: A Guide to Research.

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