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"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

Charles Ives

Charles Edward Ives was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though his music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Over time, he came to be regarded as an "American original" He combined the American popular and church-music traditions of his youth with European art music, and was among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatory elements, and quarter tones, foreshadowing many musical innovations of the 20th century.
Sources of Ives' tonal imagery are hymn tunes and traditional songs, the town band at holiday parade, the fiddlers at Saturday night dances, patriotic songs, sentimental parlor ballads, and the melodies of Stephen Foster.

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Kurt Weill, Marcus Paus, Charles Ives
Portraying Passion
Tora Augestad
Various composers
No Exceptions No Exemptions - A Musical Dedication
Robin Tritschler / Malcolm Martineau
Piano Trios
Lions Gate Trio
25th Anniversary Box
Osiris Trio