Period: Early 20th Century
Born: Tuesday, October 20, 1874 in Danbury, Connecticut (USA)
Died: Wednesday, May 19, 1954 in New York, New York (USA)
Nation of Origin: United States
Symphony No. 3 (The Camp Meeting)
The Unanswered Question (for chamber orchestra)
Concord Sonata (for piano)
Ives won the pulitzer prize for Symphony No. 3 in 1947. His compositions are remarkable for their use of polytonality, polyrhythms, and complex harmonies. He used popular music and hymns of New England as an inspiration. Many avante-garde composers of later years used techniques inspired by Charles Ives.
Slonimsky, Nicolas, Music Since 1900, Schirmer Books, July 1994, ISBN: 0028724186
Salzman, Eric, Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction, Pearson, October 2001, ISBN: 0130959413
Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257
Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679
Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109
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Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction
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