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Ranging from tender sentiment to savage chaos, the music of early 20th-century composer Charles Ives explores an essentially American riddle: how can we survive the relentless assault of our own success? It was an enigma Ives embodied himself. He believed that we should all be brave enough to go it alone - yet he earned his living in insurance!
In this Keeping Score program, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony unwrap the layers of Ives's Holidays Symphony to reveal a surprising musical portrait of New England. The symphony's four movements journey across the terrain of the seasons. From the intimacy of the
winter hearth to the explosive concussion of the 4th of July, discover the insights Ives liberates in his music's confrontational crunch.
Join Michael Tilson Thomas as he, the San Francisco Symphony, and Charles Ives belt it out over truth, beauty, and the American Way.
Full-length concert performance of Ives's Holidays Symphony by the San Francisco Symphony in high-definition 16:9 widescreen and 7.1 surround sound
Works on This Recording
Holidays by Charles Ives
Michael Tilson Thomas
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1904-1913; USA
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