Detroit Symphony Presents an Ives Immersion

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Friday, May 10, 2013

The Detroit Symphony calls its second Spring for Music concert an "Ives Immersion." That may be an understatement. Conductor Leonard Slatkin leads the orchestra in all four of the symphonies by the New England-bred composer, including the formidable Fourth, which features a massive orchestra, chorus and typically necessitates two conductors in performance.

Charles Ives: Symphony No. 1
Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2
Charles Ives: Symphony No. 3
Charles Ives: Symphony No. 4

AUDIO: James Sinclair from the Charles Ives Society on the composer's work as an insurance salesman:

Comments [2]

I've been listening to the archive recording all week. Wonderful performances! Great music! I liked the short sharp chord at the end of Symphony #2, and the loud thump thump thump of the big bass drum too. Awesome stuff!

May. 15 2013 09:47 AM
Paul from Brooklyn, NY

Disappointed in the final chord of Sym. #2. I still like that last chord held with all it's dissonance. Otherwise a great performance.

May. 10 2013 09:07 PM

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