Charles Ives

1874 - 1954

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Charles Edward Ives (; October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American modernist composer, one of the first American composers of international renown. His music was largely ignored during his early career, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Later in life, the quality of his music was publicly recognized through the efforts of contemporaries like Henry Cowell and Lou Harrison, and he came to be regarded as an "American original". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Ives has received more than 947,736 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Charles Ives is the 284th most popular composer (down from 246th in 2019), the 1,360th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,101st in 2019) and the 14th most popular Composer.

Charles Ives is most famous for his use of polytonality and polyrhythm in his music.

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Among composers, Charles Ives ranks 284 out of 1,216Before him are Andrew Lloyd Webber, Moritz Moszkowski, Josef Mysliveček, Stanisław Moniuszko, Nikolai Myaskovsky, and Eduard Hanslick. After him are Julius Fučík, Nicolaus Bruhns, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Alan Silvestri, Jacques Arcadelt, and Antonio Soler.

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Among people born in 1874, Charles Ives ranks 40Before him are Josef Suk, Abbas II of Egypt, Auguste Perret, Joseph Erlanger, Prince Jean, Duke of Guise, and John D. Rockefeller Jr.. After him are Luigi Einaudi, Henri Guisan, Reynaldo Hahn, Charles Lightoller, D. F. Malan, and Emilie Louise Flöge. Among people deceased in 1954, Charles Ives ranks 27Before him are Claude Cahun, Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Auguste Perret, Hannes Meyer, Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Martin Andersen Nexø. After him are Léon Jouhaux, Thea von Harbou, Clemens Krauss, Franco Alfano, Gideon Sundback, and Archduke Eugen of Austria.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Ives ranks 1,360 out of 18,182Before him are Viola Davis (1965), Oscar Robertson (1938), James Bond (1900), Susan Hayward (1917), Betty Ford (1918), and Andie MacDowell (1958). After him are Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), Jack Elam (1920), John Heard (1946), Anthony Fauci (1940), Ben Gazzara (1930), and George Armitage Miller (1920).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Charles Ives ranks 14Before him are Steve Reich (1936), Samuel Barber (1910), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), James Horner (1953), Cole Porter (1891), and Aaron Copland (1900). After him are Alan Silvestri (1950), Bernard Herrmann (1911), Angelo Badalamenti (1937), Leroy Anderson (1908), Elmer Bernstein (1922), and Alfred Newman (1900).