Charles Ives and the Classical Tradition
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.
Block, Geoffrey H, and J P. Burkholder. Charles Ives and the Classical Tradition. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. Print.