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The Resource Charles Ives remembered : an oral history, by Vivian Perlis

Charles Ives remembered : an oral history, by Vivian Perlis

Label
Charles Ives remembered : an oral history
Title
Charles Ives remembered
Title remainder
an oral history
Statement of responsibility
by Vivian Perlis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles Ives was an extraordinary personality as well as a brilliant composer and insurance genius. The publication of this unique work, based on Ives's manuscripts and papers from the Charles Ives Collection in the Yale Music Library and on extensive interviews with people from all aspects of his multifaceted life, coincides with the centenary of Ives's birth. Integrating all this material into a highly readable narrative, Vivian Perlis has woven a vivid portrait of a fascinating man. An unconventional man, Ives did not choose ordinary friends and associates, as illustrated by the people interviewed for this book. They range from elderly Danbury residents, who remember Ives as a boy, to insurance executives, who describe his innovations in the life insurance business. Members of the Ives family reminisce about "Uncle Charlie's" vigorous and athletic youth, and his classmates from Yale ('98) recall the early musical accomplishments of his college years. A complete picture of Ives the composer is provided by numerous composers and performers who worked with Ives during his lifetime. The anecdotes recounted by Ives's friends and neighbors--and even his barber--bring Charles Ives to life for the reader. In addition to fifty-eight edited interviews, each prefaced with an introduction by Mrs. Perlis, the book includes over eighty illustrations, many of them reproduced here for the first time--unique photographs of Ives and his family and associates, original music manuscripts, rare programs of per-formances of Ives's works, and handwritten letters both to and from Ives. These combine to form an in-depth picture of one of the most original and creative minds of the twentieth century [Publisher description]
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perlis, Vivian
Dewey number
  • 780/.92/4
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.I94
LC item number
P5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Composers
  • Ives, Charles
  • Ives, Charles
  • Componisten
Label
Charles Ives remembered : an oral history, by Vivian Perlis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Youth and Yale years -- Insurance -- Family, friends, and neighbors -- Music
Control code
1075419
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xviii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780300017588
Lccn
74075288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1075419
  • (WaOLN)339160
Label
Charles Ives remembered : an oral history, by Vivian Perlis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Youth and Yale years -- Insurance -- Family, friends, and neighbors -- Music
Control code
1075419
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xviii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780300017588
Lccn
74075288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1075419
  • (WaOLN)339160

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