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Charles Ives: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Vol. 2

Paul Zukofsky and Gilbert Kalish
Charles Ives: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Vol. 2

Charles Ives has grown into one of the most important American classical composers of international distinction, but it wasn’t always like this: Ives was frustrated by indifferent audiences and ambivalent critics throughout his entire career and most of his life. Violinist Paul Zukofsky and pianist Gilbert Kalish perform Sonatas No. 3 and No. 4. Evidently, the range of compositional devices Ives used—polytonality, atonality, complex multi-rhythms, tone clusters, twelve-tone rows, metrical modulation, and microtonality—“disturbed or bewildered nearly all of [Ives’] contemporaries.” But the sonatas present some of the most appealing and listenable material Ives produced. See also FW03346 Charles Ives: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1.

Track Listing

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Sonata No. 3: Adagio Paul Zukofsky and Gilbert Kalish 14:10
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Sonata No. 3: Allegro Paul Zukofsky and Gilbert Kalish 4:14
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Sonata No. 3: Adagio cantabile, Andante con spirito Paul Zukofsky and Gilbert Kalish 10:38
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Sonata No. 4: "Children's Day at the Camp Meeting": Allegro Paul Zukofsky and Gilbert Kalish 2:17
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Sonata No. 4: "Children's Day at the Camp Meeting" Largo, Paul Zukofsky and Gilbert Kalish 6:06
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Sonata No. 4: "Children's Day at the Camp Meeting": Allegro Paul Zukofsky and Gilbert Kalish 1:48

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