Title

Charles Ives and the Classical Tradition

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

1996

Department

Music

Abstract

Although Charles Ives has long been viewed as the quintessential American composer, he placed himself in the European classical tradition, drew on it heavily for his aesthetic philosophy and musical techniques, and extended it to create something new. This book illuminates Ives's music by comparing it with that of other composers in Europe and the United States.