The Life of Charles Ives

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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.

Music used within the program (all by Charles Ives):

Country Band March

Concord Sonata

Variations on America

The Circus Band

Yale-Princeton Football Game

New England Holidays

Unanswered Question

Symphony No. 2

Three Places in New England