3 Great Conductors on Charles Ives Symphonies

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Charles Ives (1874-1954) Symphonies Complete (playlist)
English: Michael Tilson Thomas
Michael Tilson Thomas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1-6. Charles Ives Symphony No. 1 in D minor (1898-1902)
Michael Tilson Thomas
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto (Sostenuto)
III. Scherzo: Vivace
IV. Allegro molto


7-11. Charles Ives Symphony No. 2 (1897-1901)
Leonard Bernstein
New York Philharmonic Orchestra


Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
I. Allegro moderato
II. Allegro
III. Adagio cantabile
IV. Lento maestoso
V. Allegro molto vivace


12-14. Charles Ives Symphony No. 3 "The Camp Meeting"
Leonard Bernstein
New York Philarmonic Orchestra

The symphony is in three movements:
Old Folks Gatherin' - Andante maestoso
Children's Day - Allegro
Communion - Largo


15-19. Charles Ives Symphony No. 4
Michael Tilson-Thomas
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus



1. Charles Ives A Symphony: New England Holidays
-Washington's Birthday
-Decoration Day
-The Fourth of July
-Thanksgiving and Forefathers' Day

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Michael Tilson Thomas


2. Charles Ives Symphony No.2
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas

1. Andante moderato
2. Allegro
3. Adagio cantabile
4. Lento maestoso
5. Allegro molto vivace


Andrew Litton
Andrew Litton (Photo credit: orchestre national de lille (officiel))
3. Charles Ives Symphony No.3
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas

1. Prelude. Maestoso
2. Comedy. Allegretto
3. Fugue. Andante moderato con moto
4. Finale. Very slowly; Largo maestoso


Andrew Litton: Charles Ives Symphony 1
Leonard Bernstein: Charles Ives Symphony 2, Bavarian Radio Symphony

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