Reference Entry

Ives, Charles (1874 - 1954), composer

J. Peter Burkholder, James B. Sinclair and Gayle Sherwood

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Danbury, CT, 20 Oct 1874; d New York, 19 May 1954 ). American composer. His music is marked by an integration of American and European musical traditions, innovations in rhythm, harmony and form, and an unparalleled ability to evoke the sounds and feelings of American life. He is regarded as the leading American composer of art music of the 20th century.

Keywords: Unusual aspects of Ives’s career; Youth, 1874–94; Apprenticeship, 1894–1902; Innovation and synthesis, 1902–8; Maturity, 1908–18; Last works, 1918–1927; Revisions and premières, 1927–54

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Subjects: Music

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