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with host Fred Child

: The young Charles Ives

Charles Ives, ca. 1889 E. Starr Sanford, public domain

As a church organist, the young Charles Ives didn't really want to play the same hymns in the same old way. He played around some edgy harmonies and overlapping tunes, much to the shock of the congregation. The pastor had an opinion too. On today's show, hear about Charles Ives and his creative liberties, and hear the Escher String Quartet perform Ives's Quartet No. 1 'From the Salvation Army' at a concert at Lincoln Center.

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