M544 Week 9 (Week of October 17)

Americans:  Joplin (1868–1917); Gershwin (1898–1937); Florence Price; (1887–1953); 

Joplin: {scores are on IMSLP]

Maple Leaf Rag (1899)
The Sycamore (1904)

Albright

GershwinPreludes (1926)  [LINK TO SCORE]

Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Andante con moto e poco rubato
Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

Tilson Thomas

Price:

Piano Sonata in E Minor [analysis]

Andante—Allegro
Andante
Scherzo

Waites

Reading:

Addison W. Reed: “Scott Joplin, Pioneer” Part 1 and Part 2. BPM 3/1 and 3/3; pp. 45–52 and 269–277
Barbara Garvey Jackson: “Florence Price, Composer,” The Black Perspective in Music, Spring, 1977, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring, 1977), pp. 30-43

Ives (1874–1954); The importance of Nadia Boulanger.  Aaron Copland (1900–1990);  Carter (1908–2012)

Ives: Piano Sonata No.2 “Concord, Mass. 1840–60”(1911–20, rev. 1947)

Emerson
Hawthorne
The Alcotts
Thoreau

Kalish

Copland:

Piano Variations (1930)  [LINK TO SCORE]

Tocco

      Carter:

Piano Sonata (1945–6)

Maestoso
Andante

Rosen

Reading:

Ives: Essays before a Sonata—Prologue
David Michael Herz: “Ives’s Concord Sonata and the Texture of Music“, in Charles Ives and His World, ed. J. Peter Burkholder, Princeton University Press, 1996, pp. 75–117
Douglas Young: “Copland: The Piano Music”. Tempo 95, 1971, pp. 15–22
Robert Below: “Elliot Carter’s piano Sonata”.  MR 34/3–4, 1973 pp. 282–293

OPTIONAL:  Solomon, Maynard. “Charles Ives: Some Questions of Veracity.” Journal of the American Musicological Society 40, no. 3 (1987): 443-70. Accessed October 18, 2020. doi:10.2307/831676.