Matthew McDonald's Breaking Time's Arrow: Experiment and Expression in the PDF

By Matthew McDonald

Charles Ives (1874–1954) moved conventional compositional perform in new instructions by means of incorporating glossy and cutting edge concepts with nostalgic borrowings of nineteenth century American renowned tune and Protestant hymns. Matthew McDonald argues that the impression of Emerson and Thoreau on Ives's compositional variety freed the composer from usual rules of time and chronology, permitting him to get better the earlier as he reached for the musical unknown. McDonald hyperlinks this idea of the multi-temporal in Ives’s works to Transcendentalist understandings of eternity. His method of Ives opens new avenues for inquiry into the composer's eclectic and intricate style.

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