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Charles Ives : a guide to research
Magee, Gayle Sherwood, 1965-
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, 2002.
Physical Description:
xviii, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
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Includes indexes.
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This is a comprehensively annotated guide to all the significant literature on the American composer Charles Ives (1874-1954). It includes English and foreign-language books, monographs, articles, chapters, dissertations and masters' theses.

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Library Journal Review

This new volume in Routledge's "Musical Bibliographies" series focuses on American composer Ives. Though including items dating back to 1921, it does not attempt to duplicate all the entries in Geoffrey Block's exhaustive Charles Ives: A Bio-Bibliography; nor does it try to include all of the scholarly writings on Ives. In fact, Sherwood (music editor, Indiana Univ. Pr.) purposely works in tandem with Block's book and lists only the most important items on Ives. The annotations are informative and often cross-referenced to other entries and sometimes entries from Block's book. For major works, lists of reviews are included. The bibliography is divided into 11 main sections, including primary reference materials, book-length studies, general music studies, topical studies, and individual studies by genre. Several interesting sections include "Representations in Theatre, Dance, Poetry, Film, and Fiction" and "Web Sites." In at least one case (David Schiff's "The Many Faces of Ives" from Atlantic Monthly), the web address is listed in the entry under "Significant Festivals" but not in the list of web sites. Given that Sherwood's book is intended to complement Block's, this is a required purchase for any serious student of Ives. Recommended for academic and large public libraries or those with a particular interest in American music. Bruce R. Schueneman, Texas A&M Univ. Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
A Short History of Ives Studiesp. vii
Purpose and Scope of This Volumep. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Ives Timelinep. xiii
1. Primary Reference Materialsp. 1
Bibliographiesp. 1
Cataloguesp. 2
Collectionsp. 3
Discographiesp. 4
Correspondence and Ives's Own Writingsp. 6
2. Book-Length Studiesp. 9
3. General Music Studiesp. 25
4. Topical Studiesp. 79
Transcendentalismp. 79
Musical Quotation or Borrowingp. 84
Chronologyp. 89
Insurancep. 91
Comparisons with Other Composers, Artists, and Writersp. 92
5. Individual Studies by Genrep. 105
Orchestral and Band Worksp. 105
Chamber Worksp. 113
Keyboard Worksp. 117
Choral Worksp. 126
Songsp. 129
6. Editing Practices and Selected Reviews of Published Editionsp. 135
7. Textbook Accounts, Encyclopedia Entries, and Dictionary Entriesp. 139
8. Selected Reviews of Premieres, Significant Performances, and Recordingsp. 147
Premieres and Significant Performancesp. 147
Recordingsp. 165
9. Significant Festivals, Conferences, and Concert Series, and Selected Published Reviewsp. 175
10. Theatre, Dance, Poetry, Film, and Fictionp. 183
11. Web Sitesp. 189
Appendix List of Ives's Works with Appropriate Dates of Compositionp. 193
Index of Non-English Sourcesp. 209
Periodical Indexp. 211
Index of Authors and Editorsp. 215
Keyword Indexp. 223