Item #53911 "ESSAYS BEFORE A SONATA" Charles E. Ives.
"ESSAYS BEFORE A SONATA"
"ESSAYS BEFORE A SONATA"
"ESSAYS BEFORE A SONATA"
"ESSAYS BEFORE A SONATA"

"ESSAYS BEFORE A SONATA"

New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1920.

Hardcover. Very good plus. Item #53911

Octavo. 124pp. Maroon cloth with spine title in gilt. Spine ends and corners (lightly) rubbed. Toning to front endpaper (from newspaper clipping?) with coin sized remnant of paper. Solid book with nice clean interior.

"Ives wrote these essays as a (very big) set of program notes to accompany his second piano sonata. Here, he puts forth his elaborate theory of music and what it represents, and discusses Transcendental philosophy and its relation to music. The essays explain Ives’ own philosophy of and understanding of music and art. They also serve as an analysis of music itself as an artform, and provide a critical explanation of the “Concord” and the role that the philosophies of Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and the Alcotts play in forming its thematic structure."-fulltextarchive.com.

Price: $600.00

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