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Ives: Three Places in New England; Ruggles: Sun-treader; Piston: Symphony No. 2 ()

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composed by Carl Ruggles, Charles Ives, Walter Piston

Perhaps an identifiable hallmark of American music is individualism; this trait is certainly present in these works. In his Three Places in New England, Charles Ives conveys a kind of boisterous nationalism, though the fragments of patriotic tunes and hymns are refracted through his filters of polytonality, clustered harmonies, and counterrhythms. The combinations are subtle in the meditative outer movements "The 'St. Gaudens' in Boston Common" and "The Housatonic at Stockbridge," but given full, chaotic splendor in the ...

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Ives: Three Places in New England; Ruggles: Sun-treader; Piston: Symphony No. 2
2001, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028946363324

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