Charles Ives

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9:54 am
Thu August 15, 2013

An American Maverick Turns The Symphony On Its Head

Charles Ives, better known as an insurance executive in his time, wrote innovative symphonies incorporating American folk and hymn tunes.
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Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 12:22 pm

  • Jan Swafford Tells The Story of Composer Charles Ives And His Wife, Harmony

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WRTI Spotlight
1:13 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Ives the Chronicler: Song of America on ENCORE! August 26, 5 pm

American composer Charles Ives was unprecedented at suiting his musical style to the story he wanted to tell; he created dozens of surprising “snapshots in song” of what it was like to be alive in America during his lifetime.

Baritone Thomas Hampson hosts this compelling series of programs covering the history of music in America, and its impact on society. Sunday, August 26, 5 to 6 pm.

Song listings with composer/poet, and performers.