Charles Ives

Folk Tunes in Classical Music

The Country Band March has 12 recognizable popular and folk tunes in it. But Ives was not the only composer to put borrowed tunes in his music. Many classical composers -- including Ludwig van Beethoven, Mily Balakirev, and Percy Grainger -- used folk music in the pieces they wrote.

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Music In This Episode

Variations on "Ah, Vous Dirai Je Maman"

Scottish Fantasy

Roumanian Dances

Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1

St. Paul's Suite

Lincolnshire Posy

Billy the Kid

American Suite

Get on Board

Wellington's Victory

Country Bank March