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Gayle Sherwood Magee

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: The author is an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign



Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction; Other

Gayle Sherwood Magee on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Charles Ives :
ISBN: 9781138870444 OCLC: 1050536461

  Charles Ives :
ISBN: 0415994551 OCLC: 649479113

Routledge, London ; 2010.

Charles Ives reconsidered
ISBN: 9780252077760 OCLC: 177019330

University of Illinois Press, Urbana : ©2008.

Charles Ives Reconsideredre-examines a number of critical assumptions about the life and works of this significant American composer, drawing on many new sources to explore Ives's creative activities within broader historical, social, cultural, and musical perspectives. Gayle Sherwood Magee portrays Ives's life, career and posthumous legacy against the backdrop of his musical and social environments from the Gilded Age to the present. The book includes contemporary portraits of the composer, his peers, and his teachers, as seen through archival materials, published reviews, and both historical and modern critical assessments. Magee offers the first large-scale rethinking of Ives's musical development based on the controversial revised chronology of his music. Using Ives's own dictum that the fabric of existence weaves itself whole as a guide, Charles Ives Reconsideredoffers several new paths to understanding all of Ives's music as the integrated and cohesive work of a controversial composer who was very much a product of his time and place.