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Essays Before a Sonata and Other Writings
Essays Before a Sonata and Other Writings
Author: Charles Ives, Howard Boatwright (Editor)
The Essays Before a Sonata were written, according to Ives, as a preface or reason for the writer's second pianoforte sonata, "Concord, Mass., 1845." Four essays - on Emerson, Hawthorne, the Alcotts, and Thoreau - are related to the four movements of the sonata, now acknowledged to be one of the masterpieces of American music. Moreover, in a pro...  more »
ISBN: 414277
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 148
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Publisher: W. W. Norton
Book Type: Paperback
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