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Composer: Ives, Charles (1874-1954)

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Year of birth1874
Year of death1954
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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LondonSchreker, Zemlinsky, Ives, Montsalvatge

Schreker, Zemlinsky, Ives, Montsalvatge
Fleur Barron; Bretton Brown

ArmaghMusic of America - Marketplace Theatre, Armagh - On Your Doorstep

Ives, Bernstein, Dvořák
Ulster Orchestra; Jac van Steen; Baiba Skride

BelfastMusic of America

Ives, Bernstein, Dvořák
Ulster Orchestra; Jac van Steen; Baiba Skride

ValladolidLo inacabado que no necesita más

Lo inacabado que no necesita más
Ives, Schubert, Bruckner
Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León; Gordan Nikolić; BandART

LeedsSir Thomas Allen: Ancient and Modern

© Sussie Ahlburg
Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Wolf, Duparc, Ives, Warlock
Sir Thomas Allen; Joseph Middleton
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A confused “Resurrection” at the Houston Symphony

Andres Orozco-Estrada © Werner Kmetitsch
In a failed mash-up, the Houston Symphony performed only the first movement (the three-minute “Prelude: Maestoso”) of Ives’ Fourth Symphony and continued attacca into the 80 minutes of Mahler's "Resurrection."
**111
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Prom 31: An all-American concert from Minnesota Orchestra and Vänskä

Osmo Vänskä © BBC | Chris Chistodoulou
The Minnesota Orchestra’s visit offered a chance to hear Gershwin’s Piano Concerto and Ives’ Symphony no. 2, though the former suffered somewhat from an absence of spark.
***11
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Restless commemoration from Benjamin and London Sinfonietta

George Benjamin and the London Sinfonietta © BBC/Chris Christodoulou
A programme of new music and 20th-century classics reflects on loss, war, inhumanity and redemption. 
*****
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Idiomatic Ives but cursory Tchaikovsky from the Vienna Phil

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
Dudamel led the Vienna Philharmonic in an impassioned Ives Second but lacked the precision and control to achieve the full dramatic effects of Tchaikovsky's Fourth.
***11
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Pugnacious Shostakovich at Carnegie Hall

Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, joined by cellist Gautier Capuçon, presented modern, post-war masterworks in their first of two nights in Stern Auditorium.
****1
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