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Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

David C. Paul


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 American identity within and outside of musical culture. The book focuses on the critics, composers, performers, and scholars whose contributions were most influential in shaping the critical discourse on Ives, many of them marquee names of American musical culture themselves, including Henry Cowell, Aaron Copland, Elliott Carter, and Leonard Bernstein. The book explores both how Ives positioned his music a ... More

Keywords: musical culture, Charles E. Ives, American identity, Henry Cowell, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, American music, American freedom, composers, Concord Sonata

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037498
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David C. Paul, author
University of California, Santa Barbara