Charles Edward Ives

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Born: 1874-1954
Nationality: American
Education/Training:
studied piano and organ at a young age and played drums in his fatherís band, learning harmony and counterpoint from his father who also encouraged experimentation; at 14 became the youngest church organist in the state; entered Yale in 1894 where he studied music with Horatio Parker
Best Known For:
integrating American and European musical traditions, innovations in rhythm, harmony and form, combined with an unparalleled ability to evoke the sounds and feelings of American life
Notable Compositions:
The Unanswered Question, Second Symphony, Fourth of July
Curious Facts:
worked as an insurance salesman for 30 years, composing in his free time; opened his own insurance company, Ives & Co., in 1907;
used a wide variety of styles, ranging from tonal romanticism to radical experimentation, even in pieces written during the same period
REPERTOIRE : The Unanswered Question
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LA Phil: Sonic L.A. 10/23/2003
REPERTOIRE : Little Star of Bethlehem
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Christmas Round the World 12/16/1989
Christmas Round the World 12/17/1989
REPERTOIRE : From the Steepless and the Mountains
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Golden Voices and Gleaming Brass 02/27/1982
Golden Voices and Gleaming Brass 02/28/1982
REPERTOIRE : At the River
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Grandpeople's Concert 03/06/1980
The All American Concert 10/28/1979
REPERTOIRE : Psalm 90
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Contemporary Music Concert 02/24/1968
REPERTOIRE : General William Booth Enters Into Heaven
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American Songs & Spirituals 06/02/2013
REPERTOIRE : Symphony No. 4
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LA Phil: Ives Symphony No. 4 03/25/1971
LA Phil: Ives Symphony No. 4 03/26/1971
LA Phil: Ives Symphony No. 4 03/28/1971
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