Not surprisingly, the music of Charles Ives elicits different reactions...
my new obsession: charles ives. i'm in love with his piano sonata no. 2 "Concord, Mass., 1840-1860" it's beautiful. Piano Fish
Should be learning all about Charles Ives, or doing financial aid crap, or practicing for voice lessons tomorrow, but I don't feel like it. ______stan___
The Residents loved Sun Ra. That fact, all by itself, isn't very remarkable: they've name-checked hundreds of musicians and composers, from Gershwin to Charles Ives to Michael Jackson. Popular Music Musings
I like unconventional, startling musical sounds, not the typical
classical music boredoms of hundreds of years ago. Why slavishly mimic
But classical music radio stations, even from university campuses, virtually ignore modern composers like Iannis Xenakis, Krzysztof Pendereki, Edgard Varese, [...] Alan Hovhaness, Morton Feldman, Charles Ives, and Arvo Part. ArtTestExplosion
It’s Symphony No. 3 ("The Camp Meeting") by Connecticut State composer Charles Ives. He’s a 20th Century composer, but he had been dead almost 40 years when they made him State composer. And I just read that this symphony won a Pulitzer Prize, which I suppose means that he could have hung with Seymour Hersh. After-Word
I will, however, admit to being less than thrilled by the Charles Ives piece Thanksgiving Day and/or Forefathers' Day. Fortunately, the Ives piece opened the performance and Hahn and the rest of the ASO's performance more than made up for it. Southern Appeal
So conditions were perfect for a walk in the park after dark (thanks, Charles Ives). Mingle Freely
But the real kicker was The Unanswered Question by Charles Ives. who knew that weirdo songwriter could write genius orchestral music? well, not me. at least until now. !!GO AMERICA!! Gratefull
Me, I walked at lunch playing back Ann Street in my head, finally realizing it qualifies as the second perfect piece by Charles Ives (after The Unanswered Question). Amazon stream here.
Through intelligent discussion of Ives's musical compositions combined with solid research on the composer's lifelong love of the American pastime, Ives's pioneering spirit and unique creativity are highlighted most clearly in this fascinating work.