Charles Ives and His Road to the Stars PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Charles Ives and His Road to the Stars free pdf NEW UPDATED EDITION- June 27, 2013. In 'Charles Ives and his Road to the Stars, ' Antony Cooke brings a fresh new approach to the music of America's iconic composer in this accessible account of what lay behind the music of this modern titan. It has been over a quarter of a century since the period of indulgent revisionism impacted his ascending star, leading to the much touted 'reassessment' of his contributions. With a comprehensive approach and detailed examination of a broad cross section of the music itself, the real Ives finally is revealed, all the many myths, misconceptions, faulty impressions, and incorrect conclusions at long last stripped away. With clear indications that Ives' encoded in his music a spiritual link to the cosmos, the special destination and purpose leading to his legendary and almost tragically mythic Universe Symphony finally become clear, this focal work receiving an in-depth examination. If all too often the composer has been kept from the broader public by an elitism that Ives would have abhorred, or by the many tangled analyses that tell us more about the writers than they do about Ives, Cooke steers the reader toward a clear understanding of this iconic figure - an American treasure, one whose music and life brings vividly to mind the almost forgotten time of the golden age of America's emergence as a dominant presence in its own right - while treating Ives with the respect earned but often denied.

About Antony Cooke

Antony Cooke, a protege of the legendary pedagogue Helen Just, established an early career as a solo cellist, receiving artist diplomas from both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London, studied theory and historical musicology under John Wilkinson, composition under Nadia Boulanger protege John Lambert, and conducting under Sir Colin Davis. Gold medalist at the London Music Competition in 1966, he also received the prestigious "Young Musicians '73 Award" in London, and appeared as a BBC concerto soloist and recitalis. Cooke has concertized extensively throughout Europe and USA, recorded many solo and cello/piano CD's and LP's under the Centaur, PROdigital, and Golden Crest labels. In 1971 he became England's youngest principal cellist (London Mozart Players, under Harry Blech), then England's premier chamber orchestra, performing regularly with the ensemble as concerto soloist- during this time he also toured Israel with The London Symphony Orchestra. At the age of twenty-six Cooke was appointed as assistant professor of cello at the University of South Florida, subsequently, becoming associate professor of cello in the School of Music at Northwestern University in Chicago-a position he held until 1984, when he relocated to Southern California. In Los Angeles he established himself as one of the luminaries in the Hollywood recording industry, having participated in approximately 1500 movie soundtracks, countless television and record productions, and has composed music for prime time television. His compositions have been published by Kendor, Studio PR, Kjos Music, and CPP Bellwin, Inc. As a founding member of the Charles Ives Trio, Cooke is dedicated to the advancement of Ives's music and related works. An informal, though intensive background in astronomy also has long accompanied his music- as author of five books on the subject, including the acclaimed Astronomy and the Climate Crisis, Cooke's astronomical titles are published by the second largest science publisher in the world, Springer."

Details Book

Author : Antony Cooke
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 02 April 2013
ISBN : 1479187550
EAN : 9781479187553
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 428 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Charles Ives and His Road to the Stars



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Mad Music free pdfMad Music

    Mad Music is the story of Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954). the innovative American composer who achieved international recognition. but only after he'd stopped making music..


  • Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph free pdfBeethoven: Anguish and Triumph

    Jan Swafford s biographies of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian. capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of legend to get to the living..


  • Roger Sessions: A Biography free pdfRoger Sessions: A Biography

    Recognized as the primary American symphonist of the 20th century. Roger Sessions (1896-1985) is one of the leading representatives of high modernism. His stature among American composers rivals Charles Ives..


  • Roger Sessions: A Biography free pdfRoger Sessions: A Biography

    Recognized as the primary American symphonist of the 20th century. Roger Sessions (1896-1985) is one of the leading representatives of high modernism. His stature among American composers rivals Charles Ives..


  • Pandora and the Key to Spring free pdfPandora and the Key to Spring

    Abby and Eve follows the adventures of two friends who share a special secret. In their sleepy seaside village of St Ives there's a park and in the park. under the Eucalypts..


  • Charles Ives and His Road to the Stars free pdfCharles Ives and His Road to the Stars

    Read Books Free Online. NEW UPDATED EDITION- June 27, 2013. In 'Charles Ives and his Road to the Stars, ' Antony Cooke brings a fresh new approach to the music of America's iconic composer in this acc