Episode #9

Listen: Evening of Charles Ives's Hymns, Songs and Sonatas

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Jennifer Frautschi (violin) and Jeremy Denk (piano) perform Charles Ives' Sontas for Violin and Piano (Courtesy of the Festival)

On June 14, 2014, pianist and festival music director Jeremy Denk joined violinist Jennifer Frautschi and the Hudson Shad vocal quartet for a program of Charles Ives's hymns, songs and violin sonatas at the Ojai Music Festival.

In the program note from this performance, musicologist Christopher Hailey notes that this pairing of instrumental and vocal music is a natural one: references to the hymns and songs are embedded within the selected sonatas. 

Stream individual portions of the evening below. 

Charles Ives - Selected Songs and Hymns

Charles Ives - Violin Sonata No. 4

Charles Ives - Violin Sonata No. 3

Charles Ives - Violin Sonata No. 2

Charles Ives - Violin Sonata No. 1

This on-demand music is part of a new partnership between Q2 Music and the Ojai Music Festival to share live recordings from the festival dating back to the 2012 season.

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