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: