On Kirk McElhearn's Kirkville, Scott Mortensen, creator of the superlative A Charles Ives Website writes of the first Ives piece he heard, Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connecticut from Three Places in New England:
I’d never heard anything so immediate and vital and joyous; it made me laugh out loud with pleasure.
I'd add that it is boisterous and fun and jaunty and tuneful and Ivesian and obviously influenced by his bandmaster father.
• Real sample of Putnam's Camp.
• Scott's page on Three Places in New England.
• Kirk's soon-to-be-released book: iPod/iTunes Garage.
• Kirkville on Getting the Most out of Classical Music with iTunes and the iPod.
• Prior aworks post on my first Ives.
• Wikipedia's entry on Redding makes no mention of Charles Ives' work so feel free to edit. (Click cancel if you decide not to.)