A single copy of my new book Robert Ashley has just arrived in the mail, inexplicably delayed these last few weeks but just as welcome now. Amazon is still giving the official release date as Dec.
16 10, so perhaps there’s time to get it for Christmas. A few weeks ago I put what are, for now, the finishing touches on my Robert Ashley web site of musical examples, with charts and transcriptions from six of the operas, the piano sonata, and Outcome Inevitable. While musical examples in the book would have been nice, these have the advantage that after looking at them, you can in some cases listen to the passages described. Meanwhile, Yale University Press has accepted my next book Essays After a Sonata: Charles Ives’s Concord, to appear in 2015, the centenary of the year Ives claimed the sonata was completed.