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Concord Sonata

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

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. ...

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Concord Sonata

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 57 words.

Work for pf., with solos for va. and fl., by Ives, full title Sonata No.2 (Concord Mass., 1840–1860).

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Concord Sonata

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 53 words.

Work for pf, with solos for vla and fl, by *Ives, full title Sonata No.2 (Concord Massachusetts, 1840–1860). Comp. ...

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Concord Sonata

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

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. ...

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Concord Sonata

Edited by Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 46 words.

Piano work (c.1916–19) by Ives (its full title being Second Piano Sonata ‘Concord, Mass., 1840–60’); it was written in honour of the Concord group of writers, whom Ives admired, its...

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The Story of the Concord Sonata, 1911–1947

Kyle Gann.

in Charles Ives's Concord

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 12968 words.

Ives first conceived the Concord Sonata while on vacation at Elk’s Lake in 1911, based in part on pieces he had already been working on. He claimed to have been able to play the piece by...

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Concord Sonata

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 78 words.

A strikingly discordant work for piano, with solos for viola and flute, by Charles Ives (1874–1954). It was

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Kirkpatrick, John (1905)

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 37 words.

Member of mus. faculty, Cornell Univ. 1946–68 and Yale Univ. 1968–73. Gave f.p. of Ives's Concord Sonata, NY,

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Kirkpatrick, John (1905)

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 37 words.

American pianist. Member of music faculty, Cornell Univ. 1946–68 and Yale Univ. 1968–73. Gave f.p. of Ives’s *Concord Sonata...

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The First Piano Sonata

Kyle Gann.

in Charles Ives's Concord

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 13565 words.

Ives’s First Piano Sonata (1901-1917, written concurrently with the Concord) is analyzed here to show differences between its formal design and the Concord’s. Particularly evident is its...

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Conservative Transcendentalist or Modernist Firebrand?

David C. Paul.

in Charles Ives in the Mirror

April 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 13912 words.

This chapter focuses on Charles E. Ives's self-promotional activities during the period from 1921 to 1934. Its point of departure is an analysis of Essays Before a Sonata, published by Ives...

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Editions (1920 versus 1947) and Performance Questions

Kyle Gann.

in Charles Ives's Concord

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 12957 words.

In 1947 Ives finally managed to bring out a much-revised second edition of the Concord Sonata, and the changes reveal much about his compositional process and ability to self-criticize....

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The Human Faith Theme and the Whole-Tone Hypothesis

Kyle Gann.

in Charles Ives's Concord

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 7333 words.

The Concord Sonata is a cyclic work based on a theme that occurs in all four movements, known as the “Human Faith” theme. The appearances of this theme in various keys suggest an...

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Yonty Solomon

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(b Cape Town, 1938; London, 2008).

Brit. pianist of S. African birth. Moved to London 1963 to study with Myra Hess. Has given f.ps. of works by Richard Rodney Bennett, W. Josephs,...

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John Kirkpatrick

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(b NY, 1905; d Ithaca, NY, 1991). Amer. pianist. Member of mus. faculty, Cornell Univ. 1946–68 and Yale Univ. 1968–73. Gave f.p. of Ives's Concord Sonata, NY, Jan. 1939, playing from memory.

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Charles Ives's Concord

Kyle Gann.

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Book. Subjects: American Music. 464 pages.

In January 1921, New York insurance company executive Charles Ives mailed self-published scores of a piano sonata he had written to 200 strangers. Unprecedentedly complex and modern beyond...

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Hawthorne and The Celestial Railroad

Kyle Gann.

in Charles Ives's Concord

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 9037 words.

Ives based his “Hawthorne” movement on various stiroes of Hawthorne’s, and one novel – The House of the Seven Gables – that he names, though with only a few hints of what musical passages...

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The Programmatic Argument and Henry Sturt

Kyle Gann.

in Charles Ives's Concord

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 6117 words.

At the time Ives began the Concord, program music (music that implicitly referred to or musical described historical or literary narratives) was still somewhat controversial. The prologue...

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Charles Ives in the Mirror

David C. Paul.

April 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: American Music. 312 pages.

This book, a sweeping survey of intellectual and musical history, tells the new story of how the music of American composer Charles E. Ives (1874–1954) was shaped by shifting conceptions of...

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Songs of Our Fathers

David C. Paul.

in Charles Ives in the Mirror

April 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 15730 words.

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's advocacy of Charles E. Ives and his music between the years 1927 and 1947. Cowell's ideas about Ives can be grouped into two periods: those produced...

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Charles (Edward) Ives

Tom C. Owens.

in Music

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 9389 words.

Charles Edward Ives (b. 1874–d. 1954) was among the most influential and original composers of the first half of the 20th century. The child of a town bandmaster, Ives was a professional...

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