Essays Before a Sonata (Ives, Charles)

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#96225 - 4.58MB, 144 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- V/V/C - 4200x

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Schissel (2011/3/15)

PMLP197850-essaysbeforesona00ives bw.pdf
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New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1920.

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General Information

Work Title Essays Before a Sonata
Alternative Title
Composer Ives, Charles
Movements/Sections 6
First Publication 1920 by New York: The Knickerbocker Press
Copyright Information Possibly public domain in EU and elsewhere.
This item, public domain in its country of origin, is possibly likewise public domain in the EU due to the EU's implementation of Rule of the Shorter Term for non-EU works. This EU ruling might be superseded by bilateral treaties still in force between some EU countries and countries outside the EU (notably the USA).
Please obey the copyright laws of your country. IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country.
Language English
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Book.


Misc. Comments

  • "Written primarily as a preface or reason for the second pianoforte sonata-Concord, Mass., 1845" - from the description at archive.org.
  • (Would tag as autobiographies but seems not quite on-target. Preface? - Schissel)
  • Though it had a definite connection to the second piano sonata, Grove Music describes this as "his most detailed statement of his aesthetics", so it has a far more general subject matter. Aesthetics doesn't easily fall into the music theory category, so I've tagged it as music history. (Steltz)
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