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Charles Ives

( American composer-innovator)

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Biography Charles Ives
Ives, Charles (Ives, Charles) (1874-1954), American composer, innovator, the most original figure in the history of American music. Ives was passionately fond of dissonance and tested in his work a lot of new expressive means (dodekafoniyu, . polyrhythm, . polytonal, . Quarter Letter, . Sound clusters, . tselotonovye sequence, . aleatoriku), . and often - much earlier than other composers,
. In Heritage Ives presented many genres - vocal, choral, symphonic, chamber. A typical sign of his style - the frequent citation of ringing church and civil hymns and spiritual songs that Ives felt authentic voice of his people.

Ives was born on October 20, 1874 in Danbury (pc. Connecticut), the son of an orchestra conductor City. George Ives had a healthy view of dissonance, . and this determined the artistic development of his son: to the end of hearing Charles kept the impression, . received in childhood, . when his father made two of the orchestra, . each of which played his music, . marching toward each other,
. As a young composer, studied at Yale University, where he studied music under the leadership of H. Parker, and played the organ at church. After graduation in 1898, Ives went to New York and started an insurance business, all his spare time he devoted songs. The result of a multi-year surge was heart disease (first of its attack refers to 1918), and Ives had to leave the music. Ives died in New York on May 19, 1954.

Gradually the music composer has won recognition. Important steps have performance Dzh.Kirkpatrikom pianist in New York grand sonata "Concord" (Concorde) - one of the major works of Ives, and then awarding Ives the Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for the Third Symphony (1904-1911).


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