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From the Archives - Charles Ives: Ahead of his time

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Charles Ives was decades ahead of his time in his unconventional compositions. Hear his amazing “Concord Sonata” for piano, an original organ composition written at age 15, and a recording of the man himself singing and playing the piano.

Compositions and Recordings

Piano Sonata 2 "Concord Mass"
by Charles Ives
Marc-Andre Hamelin

Postlude in F
by Charles Ives
James Sinclair with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra

They are There!
by Charles Ives
Charles Ives

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