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Celebrating the Music of Composer Charles Ives

Composer Charles Ives died 50 years ago Wednesday. Though Ives is now widely recognized as one of America's most important composers, his work was not performed during his most creative years. Biographer Jan Swafford says Charles Ives was a "Walt Whitman of sound," able to write pieces in traditional European styles, but with an American accent. Swafford has a remembrance.

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