January 10, 1931: The Debut of Charles Ives’s Three Places in New England
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This work is performed for the first time to mild applause at a concert funded by the composer himself. Mild applause, but Ives’s music was revolutionary. Before him, American concert music was almost entirely based on European models. After him, through Copland, Cage, and beyond, American “classical” music found its own voice.