Charles Ives and Transcendentalism in the 114 Songs
Graefe, Emily. “Charles Ives and Transcendentalism in the 114 Songs”. BA, Boston College, 2004. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/486.
The effect of transcendentalism on American composer Charles Ives (1874-1954) is examined in this study. Certain pieces in Ives' 114 Songs collection are musically analyzed to better understand Ives' interpretation of three main tenets of transcendentalism (the individual, the past, and nature). Scholarly criticism and a historical background of transcendentalism are discussed as well.