All Made of Tunes: Charles Ives and the Uses of Musical Borrowing

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An extremely important and gracefully written book on a significant and controversial topic. It is the most thoroughgoing study of Ives's compositional procedures that has yet been attempted. -Larry Starr, author of A Union of Diversities: Style in the Music of Charles Ives A unique in-depth study of Ives's works, the most panoramic view of the music ever written, based on a new and convincing perspective. -H. Wiley Hitchcock, City University of New York A unique, pathbreaking, and utterly convincing study of Ives's music. -David Nicholls, BBC Music Magazine A well-balanced view of Ives's music. . . . [A] pathbreaking study. -David Nicholls, Times Literary Supplement This book should be in the library of every scholar with a serious interest in Ives's music. . . . Burkholder's writing throughout . . . is refreshingly clear, and his ability to organize vast amounts of detail into coherent and logical sequences is one of the greatest strengths of the book, and particularly appropriate to its subject. -Kathryn Bumpass, Notes The book is well stocked with music examples and tables, enabling it to be used as a reference work, and has almost 100 pages of notes and bibliography. It abundantly fulfils its promise 'to help us hear the music better' and enriches our experience of Ives in a way that is totally sympathetic to the man and his music. -Peter Dickinson, Music & Letters Burkholder's remarkable book succeeds in creating a different composite portrait of the musical consciousness of a great composer. -Judith Tick, American Music Winner of the Choice 1996 Outstanding Academic Book Award