Charles Ives

About Charles Ives

The music that Charles Ives wrote was greatly influenced by his father, George. From the time he was a kid, Ives heard his father experiment with sound. George Ives always told Charlie to "stretch his ears," and Charlie did that with every piece of music he wrote.

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Music In This Episode

Country Band March

Concord Sonata

Variations on America

The Circus Band

Yale-Princeton Football Game

New England Holidays

Unanswered Question

Symphony #2

Three Places in New England