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Concord Sonata


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Work for pf., with solos for va. and fl., by Ives, full title Sonata No.2 (Concord Mass., 1840–1860). Comp. 1911–15. F.p. New Orleans 1920. Movts. are entitled 1. Emerson, 2. Hawthorne, 3. The Alcotts, 4. Thoreau, in honour of the Concord group of writers whom Ives admired. Early example of use of clusters.

1. Emerson, 2. Hawthorne, 3. The Alcotts, 4. Thoreau, in honour of the Concord group of writers whom Ives admired.

Subjects: Music.


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