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  Encyclopedia: Charles Ives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Charles was born in Danbury, Connecticut, the son of George Ives, a U.S. Army bandleader in the American Civil War, and his wife Mollie.
Ives was trained at Yale, and his First Symphony shows a grasp of the academic skills required to write in the Sonata Form of the late 19th century, as well as an iconoclastic streak, with a second theme that implies different harmonic direction.
Ives had composed two symphonies, but it is with The Unanswered Question (1908), written for the highly unusual combination of trumpet, four flutes, and string quartet, that he established the mature sonic world which would be his signature style.
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 Charles Ives: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874–May 19, 1954) was an American (A native or inhabitant of the United States) composer (Someone who composes music as a profession) of classical music (Traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste).
Charles was born in Danbury (additional info and facts about Danbury), Connecticut (A New England state; one of the original 13 colonies), the son of a U.S. Army (additional info and facts about U.S. Army) bandleader in the American Civil War (Civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865).
Ives died in 1954 in New York City (The largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center).
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 Charles Ives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Ives' unique music lessons were also a strong influence on Charles; George Ives took an open-minded approach to musical theory, encouraging his son to experiment in bitonal and polytonal harmonizations.
Ives published a large collection of his songs, many of which had piano parts which echoed modern movements begun in Europe, including bitonality and pantonality.
Ives left behind material for an unfinished Universe Symphony, which he was unable to assemble in his lifetime despite two decades of work.
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 Charles Ives - Wikipedia
Sein Auskommen hatte er nun in seiner eigenen Versicherung Ives and Myrick.
Obwohl Ives viele Lieder mit oft auffallend origineller Klavierbegleitung schrieb, ist er heute bekannt für seine Instrumentalmusik.
Es ist ein typische Stück für Ives - es stellt verschiedene ungleiche Elemente nebeneinander; es erscheint angetrieben durch eine Erzählung, der wir uns nie voll bewusst werden, und sie bleibt furchtbar mysteriös.
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 BHS: Charles Ives: By Bernard Herrmann
The music of Charles Ives is a fundamental expression of America-- the America of the transcendental period,--of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whittier.
Ives was developing thirty years ago a musical technique which today the moderns declare are their innovations.
Ives' finest compositions are "The Concord Mass." and "The Fourth Symphony." "The Concord Mass.", 1840-1860, is his second piano sonata and was inspired by the spirit of the transcendentalism that was associated in his mind with the town of Concord of nearly one hundred years ago.
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 Charles Ives
Thus it was that Charles interwove fragments from traditional patriotic marches and hymns with the unconventional techniques acquired from his father.
Charles Ives constructed this "shanty" on top of a mountain in the Ridgebury section of Ridgefield, Connecticut in 1903.
Ives never once said, or suggested, or looked or thought there must be something wrong with me—a thing implied, if not expressed by almost everybody else, including members of the family.
www.danburyhistorical.org /CharlesEIves.html   (570 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Charles Ives (Music: History, Composers, And Performers, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Charles Ives, Music: History, Composers, And Performers, Biographies
Charles Ives[Ivz] Pronunciation Key, 1874–1954, American composer and organist, b.
In the insurance business from 1898 to 1930, Ives was at the same time composing music that was advanced in style, anticipating some of the innovations of Schoenberg and Stravinsky, but not influencing the trend of music because most of his works were not published.
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 Ives, Charles (1874 - 1954)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ives was educated at Yale and made a career in insurance, reserving his activities as a composer for his leisure hours.
The symphonies of Ives include music essentially American in inspiration and adventurous in structure and texture, collages of Americana, expressed in a musical idiom that makes use of complex polytonality (the use of more than one key or tonality at the same time) and rhythm.
The first of the two string quartets of Ives has the characteristic title From the Salvation Army and is based on earlier organ compositions, while the fourth of his four violin sonatas depicts Children's Day at the Camp Meeting.
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 Charles Ives - An American Original in Context   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Some were troubled by the mixing of tonal and atonal languages, the quotations from hymns and 19th-century popular music, the sometimes ineffective orchestration born of a lack of practical contact with performance of his music.
Ives reminded us that truly great music is not necessarily merely serious and well constructed, but also outgoing, passionate, disturbing, comforting, visionary, and even funny sometimes.
In sum, Charles Ives saved American music from itself, pulled us back from a creative abyss, and urged us through his music to carry on celebrating the richness, diversity, grit, and glorious messiness of American culture.
www.newyorkphilharmonic.org /ives/grandfather.cfm   (690 words)

  
 Charles Ives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One of the first, and one of the most striking, examples of Ives' experimentation is The Unanswered Question (1908), written for the highly unusual combination of trumpet, four flutes, and string quartet (he later made an orchestral version).
The piece is typical Ives - it juxtaposes various disparate elements, it appears to be driven by a narrative that we are never made fully aware of, and it is tremendously mysterious.
These were important influences to Ives, as he acknowledged in his Piano Sonata No. 2: Concord, Mass., 1840-60 (1909-15), which he described as an "impression of the spirit of transcendentalism that is associated in the minds of many with Concord, Mass., of over a half century ago...
www.wikiverse.org /charles-ives   (1256 words)

  
 Charles Ives
Ives schuf bis etwa 1925 in seiner "Freizeit" ein umfangreiches Werk.
In his investigation of the philosophical tradition of the Ives family, J. Peter Brukholder (Charles Ives: The Ideas Behind the Music) contends that in matters of religion, ethics, and social justice, the Ives family gave them serious concern, and most books in the Ives library focussed on these topics.
Burkholder's contention is that the Ives family fostered a broad interest in religion in its ethical teachings, therefore Ives' interest in Transcendentalism (in the works of Emerson, Thoreau, etc.) lay as a system of belief rather than as a literary movement.
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 WashingtonPost.com: Charles Ives: A Life With Music
Charles Ives would endlessly retell the family story of his grandmother leading a group of women to rescue a fugitive slave caught in New Fairfield; his piano piece The Anti-abolitionist Riots" echoes that era.
Charles Ives's wife would say, with characteristic charity, "All the Iveses are a little odd, but in a nice way." The whole clan seemed touched somehow, at least after George White's generation.
And of course there would be Charles Ives, who would exalt his family's imagination and idiosyncrasies to a plane of visionary genius and then inflame them further, to the point of burnout and collapse.
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 Charles Ives, America's Greatest Composer
Ives was a man of deep philosophical conviction, always insisting on doing things his own way or not at all.
The finale, "The Housatanic at Stockbridge," is a summer idyll as Ives evokes walking with his wife along the bank of his favorite river after their wedding, distant hymns and memories jostling for attention.
Charles Ives and His Music by Sidney and Henry Cowell (Oxford University Press, 1955) is a deeply insightful yet objective appreciation by a fellow composer.
www.classicalnotes.net /columns/ives.html   (1972 words)

  
 Read about Charles Ives at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Charles Ives and learn about Charles Ives here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ives was trained at Yale, and his First Symphony shows a grasp of the academic skills required to write in the
Ives had composed two symphonies, but it is with The Unanswered Question (1908), written for the highly unusual combination of trumpet, four flutes, and
Ives bankrolled a music magazine that published complete scores, but for almost 40 years he had few performances that he did not arrange or back, generally with
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Charles_Ives   (1913 words)

  
 Charles Ives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1864, Ives went to Yale, studying under Horatio Parker.
He had a remarkably successful career in insurance, and continued to be a prolific composer until he suffered the first of several heart attacks in 1918, after which he composed very little, writing his very last piece, A Farewell to Land, a song with words by Lord Byron in 1925.
It also contains one of the most striking examples of Ives's experimentalism: in the second movement, he instructs the pianist to use a 14¾ in (37.5 cm) piece of wood to create a massive cluster chord.
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 Charles Ives Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Also, Ives collected this information long after he had stopped composing, so some of his judgements should be taken with a grain of salt.
Each one of Ives compositions is described in exquisite detail, including: other titles, instrumentation, duration, movements, sources, date of composition, publication information, premiere, first recording, derivation, borrowing, literature, and comment.
The action tends to focus on Ives' artistic isolation, and the film is quite brief, so the picture of the Ives is nowhere near complete.
www.musicweb.uk.net /Ives/10_Books.htm   (742 words)

  
 Rene Eckhardt a.o.: Songs Charles Ives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Charles Ives schreef in een periode van veertig jaar ruim honderdvijftig liederen.
Ives was een opmerkzaam mens met een groot gevoelsleven.
Ives' liederen roepen extreme reacties op; je bent er weg van of juist helemaal niet, daartussen zit niets.
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 Birthplace
The Ives House was the birthplace of composer Charles Edward Ives, born in October 1874.
Further transformations occurred when the homestead was first moved (during the occupancy of the mother and aunt of Charles Ives) to 8 Chapel Place in 1923 and then to 5 Mountainville Avenue in 1966.
Those visiting the homestead will be charmed by the mid-Victorian furnishings which include memorabilia from Charles Ives's youth, a desk used by Ives when he lived in New York, a c1840 piano, and the music stand he received from his wife.
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 Vivian Perlis / Charles Ives Remembered
Charles Ives (1874-1954) was publicly an insurance executive but privately a composer whose eccentric works and paradoxical life would intrigue, perplex, and inspire generations to come after him.
She is also coproducer of the five-record album Charles Ives: The 100th Anniversary, which was nominated for a Grammy Award.
For an American composer who remains in thrall and debt to Charles Ives, the re-emergence of this utterly original and valuable collection of interviews (which reads like a novel!) is a great gift.
www.press.uillinois.edu /f02/perlis.html   (457 words)

  
 Aaron Copland / Charles Ives - Piano Fantasy / Piano Sonata No. 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Charles Ives' Piano Sonata #1 is also rarely performed, unlike his popular second "Concord" sonata.
Ives never completed editing the score (which was finally realized by Lou Harrison), and its improvisatory nature allows for flexibility in decisions to be made by the performer.
This disc was recorded at Yale, particularly appropriate as Ives was a Connecticut native who graduated from Yale, where all of his manuscripts are now held.
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 Charles Ives' "Concord Sonata"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Charles Ives' "Concord Sonata" is a musical portrait of four famous authors who all lived in Concord, Massachusetts some 150 years ago.
The music, written around 1910-1915, is Ives' most wide-ranging and ambitious score, combining the refined with the popular, Beethovenian development (the opening of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is a recurring theme which unites all four movements) with adventuresome, contemporary explosions of sound.
I heard from many attendees that their appreciation of the Ives was greatly enhanced by the introduction and the readings.
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 A Set Of Pieces: Music by Charles Ives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The piece was unfinished by the time of Ives' death, but the composer left sketches and a memo which could be used by another composer to finish the piece.
This realisation of the Universe Symphony reveals the true extent of Ives' modernity in its use of microtones and complex overlapping rhythms (realised in this recording with the aid of a click track).
This is probably my favourite of all Ives' pieces (albeit by a very small margin), and is joined on this CD by another two of my favourites, although the version of "The Unanswered Question" presented here isn't quite as good as some of the others I have heard.
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 Charles Ives
Charles Ives starb 1954 in New Seitdem wuchs sein Ansehen und heute wird als wichtige Persönlichkeit angesehen.
Obwohl Ives viele Lieder mit oft origineller Klavierbegleitung schrieb ist er heute bekannt seine Instrumentalmusik.
Eines der ersten und eines der Beispiele von Ives Experimentierfreude ist The Unanswered Question von 1908 das er für die höchst ungewöhnliche von einer Trompete vier Flöten und Streichquartett hatte.
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 Kirkville: Essential Music: Charles Ives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ives’ Fourth is one of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas’ specialties, and no one has surpassed his recording, which is coupled with Symphony No. 1.
Tilson Thomas’ mastery of Ives’ music is also clear on his recording of the Holidays Symphony, an essential disc that also includes tremendous readings of “Central Park in the Dark” and “The Unanswered Question,” which is probably Ives’ best known composition.
Lastly, no survey of Ives’ essential music is complete without his Second Piano Sonata, subtitled “Concord, Mass., 1840-60.” Each movement of the sonata is a musical portrait of a New England Transcendentalist writer who inspired Ives: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Alcott family and Henry David Thoreau, and.
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 Charles Ives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ives' music is more than an ingenious and eccentric soup of these multitudinous images.
Ives felt it was impossible for him to be a professional musician without compromising his art, without selling out in some way or another.
WW I touched him deeply, and he wrote his powerful and bitter "Three Songs of the War" during those tragic years, the first of which, In Flanders Fields, was premiered, believe it or not, at a life insurance sales convention, where it was a total failure.
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 Notes on Variations on "America" (Charles Ives)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By now he had taken the turn that would define the rest of his artistic career, and in adding new interludes after the second and fourth variations he gave the work an experimental edge, drawing on the pungent sonorities created by the simultaneous juxtaposition of different keys.
Such insertions, coming from a world utterly different from that in which the piece was originally composed, might be expected to shatter its integrity.
Instead, the interludes enhance the implied agenda of the original, emphasizing the distance between the safely familiar and the disorientingly new, pointing toward what so classically structured a work could not itself enact: Charles Ives's continuing confrontation with the restrictions imposed and possibilities allowed by the weighty inheritance of musical tradition.
www.loudounsymphony.org /notes/ives-america   (378 words)

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