Ives: Concord Sonata: Piano Sonata No. 2 (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Ives: Concord Sonata: Piano Sonata No. 2 (Cambridge Music Handbooks)


Charles Ives' giant harmony Sonata, his moment sonata for piano, named after town of harmony in Massachusetts, is crucial to his output and obviously displays his aesthetic standpoint. Geoffrey Block's wide-ranging account of the paintings therefore offers a terrific creation to this interesting composer. This instruction manual discusses the Sonata's reception historical past and its compositional genesis, in addition to offering a close account of the work's thematic content material, its use of borrowed fabric, and the measure to which this system is motivated by way of the harmony Transcendentalists.

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