Charles Ives
Charles Ives
Composer Charles Ives {1874-1954} grew up in Danbury, Connecticut, where his father taught him to play piano and several other instruments. A graduate of Yale University, Ives began writing songs as a teenager and went on to become one of the nation's most independent and experimental composers. His innovative style combined classical European motifs and American patriotic hymns with unexpected tones and techniques. Drawing on pioneer melodies, Ives' "Symphony No. 3" {also called "The Camp Meeting"} received the Pulitzer Prize in 1947.
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