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Charles Ives Remembered: AN ORAL HISTORY (Music in American Life) Paperback – July 24, 2002


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  • Series: Music in American Life
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press; Reprint edition (July 24, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 025207078X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252070785
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,681,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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REVIEWS "Charles Ives Remembered: An Oral History found a wide and enthusiastic audience when it appeared in 1974, and was awarded the Kinkeldey Prize of the American Musicological Society. Thanks to the University of Illinois Press, it is now back in print and accessible to a new generation of readers as well as its original fans. Over the intervening years, the book has become recognized as a classic of its kind, and the current reprinting will surely not be the last." --Chamber Music ADVANCE PRAISE "In the twenty-first century, Ives's stature as America's most profound visionary composer continues to grow. It is so important to again have access to these essential sources which allow us to understand him as a man and as a part of our nation's cultural history." -- Michael Tilson Thomas, music director of the San Francisco Symphony and artistic director and Founder of the New World Symphony "A marvelously orchestrated portrait of this utterly singular American." -- The New York Times

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The portrait of this unique man ,and artist is captured so well by Vivian Perlis.
Kornelmichaelandrzej
It's very delightful to get to know about his extraordinary life through the memory of the people that knew him personally.
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This is a must read for all fans of great music, Charles Ives and just pure fantastic and classic literature.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Todd E. Winkels on March 16, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is the first book I read about Charles Ives, and I'm happy that it's still in print. If you are new to Charles Ives, I would suggest that you start here. If you have the funds, I also recommend you pick up Jan Swafford's excellant biography.
Why is this book the best place to start? The book is a compilation of thoughtful and revealing rememberances from Mr.Ives's close friends and his family, all personally interviewed by the author. We even get to hear what Mr.Ives's barber had to say about him! Perhaps most moving is the interview with Brewster, Mr.Ives's nephew.
This book is also chock full of photos and pictures of Mr.Ives's original manuscripts.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bob Zeidler on May 9, 2003
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I have my days when I feel as if I've known Charlie Ives all my life. Of course, this is physically impossible: when Charlie died, in 1954, I was only fifteen, and I didn't hear any of his music at least until a few years later, in college. And even then, there wasn't all that much of it available on LP. But, over a period now approaching a half-century, my knowledge of, and admiration for, the man and his music grew steadily, if at first slowly.

With this steady accumulation of knowledge now at the point where I feel at ease ("comfortable in my skin," one might say) with providing some informed commentary, I suggest to readers interested in learning about Charlie, and his life and music, two recommendations. The first recommendation is that they read Jan Swafford's "Charles Ives: A Life with Music," one of the most superb books of its kind, totally sympathetic to the man but at the same time not close-minded to his "warts" and their possible causes.

The second is of course this book by Vivian Perlis, one of the most remarkable of its kind. It is one of the most frequently quoted resources by Ives scholars and writers, and obviously so.

The reason for its very existence is almost as fascinating as its contents. Perlis, in 1968, had been working with the Ives Collection, and, to quote her (in the Preface), "I became aware that there were [...] people still living who had known and worked with [Ives], and that an effort [...] be made to [...] preserve their memories of him."

Ives died in 1954, in his eighthieth year. At the time of the start of Perlis's project, then, those of his contemporaries still alive who knew him were already well in their nineties. Mrs. Ives (Harmony Twichel Ives) was still alive, but too ill to be interviewed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John W. Shearer on July 1, 2009
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This is a wonderful collection of interviews from people that were close to and new Charles Ives well. These interviews are well constructed and organized with a firm commitment from a brilliant author who knows her subject and is very enthused with a strong conviction regarding her craft and her subject. There is a wealth of information in this great book on one of (if not the) greatest American composer's and original talents ever. Mr. Ives Americanism shines through without question or denial at all. He was also an amazing business man, husband and father. Quite the original American character to say the very least. Ive's was composing atonal, multi-layered, multi-subject and chromatic music long before it became the new kid on the block and the in thing to do. He used many different meters (time signatures) combined at the same time as well. His vocal works are a masterpiece and should be enjoyed by music enthusiast's the world over. He was many years ahead of his time and a true pioneering trail blazer for American music as a true art form. This is a must read for all fans of great music, Charles Ives and just pure fantastic and classic literature. Highly recommended.
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