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Video: One Conductor Wasn't Enough For This Ives Performance

Monday, October 20, 2014

Charles Ives, who was born 140 years ago Monday, wrote a Fourth Symphony that ultimately required three conductors to harness its size and complexity.
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Today on Q2 Music: 24-Hour Celebration of Charles Ives

Monday, October 20, 2014

Join Q2 Music all day on Friday, October 24 to celebrate the 140th birthday of Charles Ives - pioneering, maverick composer and grandfather of the American classical music sound. 

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New Sounds

American Mavericks

Sunday, July 27, 2014

For this New Sounds, a look at the loner iconoclastic American maverick composers who have set the stage for New Sounds.  We'll hear music from composer (and insurance businessman) Charles Ives, and something by John Cage, the sound-experimenter and subscriber to chance. (We won't hear his most notorious piece, 4'33" - it just doesn't work on the radio.)

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New Owners Vow to Preserve Embattled Charles Ives House

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Nearly two years after a preservation battle began for Charles Ives's former Connecticut home, the new owners are speaking about it for the first time.

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Preservation Battles for Bach, Ives Homes Take Unusual Twists

Friday, February 14, 2014

While many former homes of history’s composers have been destroyed by war, natural disaster or workaday real estate development, campaigners have increasingly sought to preserve what remains.

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Hammered!

Pierre-Laurent Aimard's Contrapuntal World

Monday, December 02, 2013

Few pianists have impacted contemporary music more profoundly than the Frenchman Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Hear his insights and performances of Ives, Ligeti and Messiaen all week on Hammered!

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New York Now

Live: Alarm Will Sound Unveils a Musical 'Permanent Collection'

Monday, September 30, 2013

Friday at 7 pm, Q2 Music presented a live audio webcast of "The Permanent Collection" – music of Adès, Ligeti, Wagner and Ives performed by the ensemble Alarm Will Sound.

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Classics For Kids

Classical Music That Uses Hymn Tunes

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Charles Ives wasn’t afraid to borrow good ideas. For example, he used a lot of hymn tunes in his music. So did many other American composers. This week on Classics for Kids, hear the results.

Classics For Kids

Country Band March

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Charles Ives’ Country Band March is full of borrowed tunes — 12 of them in all. This week on Classics for Kids you can find out just what melodies are included in this unique piece that is about a band, but not for a band.

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The Life of Charles Ives

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Charles Ives was one America’s most unusual composers. Like his father, who was a bandleader, he loved to experiment with sounds in very unique ways. Learn more about the life of Charles Ives this week on Classics for Kids.

Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Visions of America in Classical Music

Monday, July 01, 2013

In honor of our nation’s birthday, we present five pieces of classical music that are both American in sound and in subject matter.

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Hammered!

Pledging Allegiance To Charles Ives

Monday, July 01, 2013

This Fourth of July week on Hammered!, tune in for the piano-based repertoire of American music's great experimental pioneer.

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New Sounds

American Mavericks

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

For this New Sounds, a look at the loner iconoclastic American maverick composers who have set the stage for New Sounds.  We'll hear music from composer (and insurance businessman) Charles Ives, and something by John Cage, the sound-experimenter and subscriber to chance. (We won't hear his most notorious piece, 4'33" - it just doesn't work on the radio.)

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Together In Song

Made in America

Sunday, June 02, 2013

As Kent Tritle and The Choral Mix go on a summer hiatus, we bring you Together in Song from WGBH. This week's program features the works that defined the 20th century in American choral music.

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Hammered!

Pierre-Laurent Aimard's Contrapuntal World

Monday, May 13, 2013

Few pianists have impacted contemporary music more profoundly than the Frenchman Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Hear his insights and performances of Ives, Ligeti and Messiaen all week on Hammered!

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Live Broadcasts

On-Demand Audio: Detroit Symphony Presents an Ives Immersion

Friday, May 10, 2013

Join us tonight at 7:30 pm for a live broadcast of the Detroit Symphony in an all-Charles Ives program.

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Q2 Music

Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music: Part 2

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

In this, the second part of Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music, host Joel Sachs presents the under-appreciated radical side of Cowell's writing following his 1936-1940 stint in prison and the composer's ongoing passion and advocacy for non-Western musics.

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Q2 Music

Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music: Part 1

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In this, the first part of Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music, host Joel Sachs presents a radio primer exploring the life and music of American maverick composer Henry Cowell. This show begins with a discussion of Cowell's ultramodern, experimental forays into composition for piano and how he became Charles Ives's first publisher.

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WQXR Blog

Embattled Charles Ives House to Be Sold, Says Society

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Preservationists' attempts to purchase the former home of Charles Ives and turn it into an artists' retreat appear to have reached a sudden coda.

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WQXR Blog

Charles Ives Fans Seek to Buy His Endangered House

Sunday, September 02, 2012

A coalition of Charles Ives supporters is making plans to purchase the composer's longtime home in West Redding, CT and preserve it as a retreat for composers, musicians and scholars.

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