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Charles Ives

Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though Ives' music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Over time, Ives came to be regarded as an "American Original". Ives combined the American popular and church-music traditions of his youth with European art music, and was among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, ...read more

Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though Ives' music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Over time, Ives came to be regarded as an "American Original". Ives combined the American popular and church-music traditions of his youth with European art music, and was among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatoric elements, and quarter tones, foreshadowing many musical innovations of the 20th century.

Sources of Ives' tonal imagery are hymn tunes and traditional songs, the town band at holiday parade, the fiddlers at Saturday night dances, patriotic songs, sentimental parlor ballads, and the melodies of Stephen Foster. « hide

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The Unanswered Question, for orchestra
1935

4.3
3 Votes
Universe Symphony
1928

4.2
3 Votes
Symphony No. 4
1916

3.7
5 Votes
Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., 1840–60
1915

4
3 Votes
String Quartet No. 2
1915

4
1 Votes
A Symphony: New England Holidays
1913

Symphony No. 3, The Camp Meeting
1910

3.8
2 Votes
Piano Sonata No. 1
1909

3.5
1 Votes
Central Park in the Dark, for orchestra
1906

4.3
5 Votes
Symphony No. 1 in D minor
1902

4.3
2 Votes
Symphony No. 2
1901

3.5
3 Votes
String Quartet No. 1
1900

3.5
1 Votes

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