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The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives: The True Story of a Famous American… (edition 2012)
by Joanne Stanbridge, Joanne Stanbridge (Illustrator)
The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives: The True Story of a Famous American Composer by Joanne Stanbridge
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0547238665, Hardcover)
When the Lusitania was attacked in 1915, the American composer and New Yorker Charles Ives transformed the experience of this heartbreaking news into a musical piece. It begins with a jumble of traffic noises, then the hurdy-gurdy swells into the lovely old hymn “In the Sweet Bye-and-Bye.” In lyrical text and watercolors—sometimes in dramatic wordless spreads—this thoughtful picture book reveals not only a wartime tragedy, but a composer’s conviction that everyday music can convey profound emotion—and help heal a city. Young readers will understand that if they listen, music can be heard in the unlikeliest of places, from the busy chatter of a market to the wail of a fire engine.
(retrieved from Amazon Sat, 28 Apr 2012 15:49:03 -0400)
The story of an influential American composer who found inspiration for his music in the unlikeliest of places.
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