Piano Sonata No.1 (Ives, Charles)

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Sheet Music


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Editor First edition (uncorrected)
Publisher. Info. New York: Peer International Corporation, 1954.
Misc. Notes Not suitable for printing—left-hand-side brackets are often cut off and there are a number of smudges, however all the music should be legible
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General Information

Work Title Piano Sonata No.1
Alternative. Title
Composer Ives, Charles
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICI 5
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements, 7 sections
  • I. Adagio con moto - Andante con moto - Allegro risoluto - Adagio cantabile
  • IIa. Allegro moderato - Andante
  • IIb. Allegro - Meno mosso con moto
  • III. Largo - Allegro - Largo
  • IVa. [no designation]
  • IVb. Allegro - Presto - Slow
  • V. Andante maestoso - Adagio cantabile - Allegro - Andante
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1902-10
First Performance. 1949-02-17 in New York, Kauffman Hall
William Masselos (piano)
First Publication. 1932 (movement iib), 1954 (complete sonata)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 38 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano solo