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Reinventing Ives

Reinventing Ives Music Analysis, 19/i (2000) 101 ß Blackwell Publishers Ltd. 2000. Published by Blackwell Publishers, 108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JF, UK BOB GILMORE monograph on Ives's music (by Philip Lambert), arguably the first of its kind; a short, quasi-introductory `handbook' (by Geoffrey Block) on a specific work; and the collection of essays referred to above, mostly non-analytical, attempting an overview of the current state of research on the composer.2 Overall they are concerned more with the music than the man, although every one of the authors draws at some point on our knowledge of Ives's extraordinary life in helping us understand both the expressive content of his music and the whole nature and shape of his output. To the analyst, Ives's music presents challenges of distinct kinds. There is, first, the absorbing task of tracing the compositional history of a given work amid the morass of sources ± sketch, draft, neat copy, copyist's copy (often bristling with errors and Ives's `corrections'), published copy, annotated published copy, revised or `patched-over' manuscript (with revisions sometimes left incomplete), and so on. This leads us into the domains of sketch study, manuscript filiation and comparison of sources, all of which can be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Music Analysis Wiley

Reinventing Ives

Music Analysis , Volume 19 (1) – Mar 1, 2000

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Wiley
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Copyright © 2000 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0262-5245
eISSN
1468-2249
DOI
10.1111/1468-2249.00110
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Music Analysis, 19/i (2000) 101 ß Blackwell Publishers Ltd. 2000. Published by Blackwell Publishers, 108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JF, UK BOB GILMORE monograph on Ives's music (by Philip Lambert), arguably the first of its kind; a short, quasi-introductory `handbook' (by Geoffrey Block) on a specific work; and the collection of essays referred to above, mostly non-analytical, attempting an overview of the current state of research on the composer.2 Overall they are concerned more with the music than the man, although every one of the authors draws at some point on our knowledge of Ives's extraordinary life in helping us understand both the expressive content of his music and the whole nature and shape of his output. To the analyst, Ives's music presents challenges of distinct kinds. There is, first, the absorbing task of tracing the compositional history of a given work amid the morass of sources ± sketch, draft, neat copy, copyist's copy (often bristling with errors and Ives's `corrections'), published copy, annotated published copy, revised or `patched-over' manuscript (with revisions sometimes left incomplete), and so on. This leads us into the domains of sketch study, manuscript filiation and comparison of sources, all of which can be

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Music AnalysisWiley

Published: Mar 1, 2000

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