Ives the Chronicler

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Charles Ives was unprecedented at suiting his musical style to the story he wanted to tell, and he created dozens of surprising “snapshots in song” of what it was like to be alive in America during his lifetime.

Program details (song, composer/poet and performers):

Memories
Charles Ives / Charles Ives
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano.

The Circus Band from Five Street Songs
Charles Ives / Charles Ives
William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano.

1, 2, 3
Charles Ives / Charles Ives
Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano.

Remembrance
Charles Ives / Charles Ives
Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano.

Thoreau
Charles Ives / Charles Ives
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano.

Feldeinsamkeit
Charles Ives / Hermann Allmers
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Armen Guzelimian, piano.

The Camp Meeting
Charles Ives / Charles Ives; Charlotte Elliott
Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano; Dennis Helmrich, piano.

Serenity
Charles Ives / John Greenleaf Whittier
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano.

The Things Our Fathers Loved
Charles Ives / Charles Ives
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Michael Tilson-Thomas, piano.

General William Booth Enters Into Heaven
Charles Ives / Vachel Lindsay
Donald Gramm, baritone; Richard Cumming, piano.

Mists
Charles Ives / Charles Ives
Susan Narucki, soprano; Alan Feinberg, piano.

Ann Street
Charles Ives / Maurice Morris
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Michael Ponti, piano.

The Cage
Charles Ives / Charles Ives
Marni Nixon, soprano; John McCabe, piano.

The Children’s Hour
Charles Ives / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano.

Two Little Flowers
Charles Ives / Charles Ives
William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano.

Tom Sails Away from Three Songs of the War
Charles Ives / Charles Ives
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano.

On the Counter
Charles Ives / Charles Ives
Roberta Alexander, soprano; Tan Crone, piano.

In the Mornin’
Charles Ives / Traditional
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano.

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