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By Kyle Gann

In 1921, coverage government Charles Ives despatched out copies of a piano sonata to 2 hundred strangers. encumbered with dissonant chords, complicated rhythm, and a possible chaotic constitution, the so-called harmony Sonata confounded the recipients, as did the accompanying e-book, Essays earlier than a Sonata . Kyle Gann merges exhaustive examine together with his personal adventure as a composer to bare the harmony Sonata and the essays in complete. Diffracting the twinned works into their crucial points, Gann lays out the old context that produced Ives's masterpiece and illuminates the arguments Ives himself explored within the Essays . Gann additionally presents a movement-by-movement research of the work's harmonic constitution and compositional approach; connects the sonata to Ives works that percentage components of its fabric; and compares the 1921 model of the harmony with its 1947 revision to bare vital points of Ives's inventive strategy. A travel de strength of severe, theoretical, and historic inspiration, Charles Ives's harmony presents not anything under the 1st accomplished attention of a piece on the middle of 20th century American music.

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