Three Quarter-Tone Pieces (1923-24) Charles Ives (1874-1954) Of the three short pieces that Ive composed with the use of quarter-tones, the first and last were originally intended for a quarter-tone piano, two keyboards, and for one player. The first movement, Largo, is primarily diatonic, using quarter-tones as passing-notes or suspensions and quarter-tone chords as extensions or variants, though the middle section is of quarter-tone chord extensions. The second movement, Allegro, for two pianos, one tuned a quarter-tone sharp, is mostly made of rhythms contrasted or split between the two pianos. From a pure quarter-tone harmonic standpoint it doesnt amount to much….Download booklet
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