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 life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Later in life, the quality of his music was publicly recognized, 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 836,998 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Charles Ives is the 246th most popular composer (up from 298th in 2019), the 1,102nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,295th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American 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 246 out of 1,228Before him are Anton Reicha, Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Gioseffo Zarlino, Sofia Gubaidulina, Alexander von Zemlinsky, and Giacomo Carissimi. After him are Jacques Ibert, Otto Nicolai, Leonardo Leo, Ernest Chausson, Witold Lutosławski, and Charles-Marie Widor.

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Among people born in 1874, Charles Ives ranks 37Before him are Antanas Smetona, Reinhold Glière, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Abbas II of Egypt, Auguste Perret, and Josef Suk. After him are Prince Jean, Duke of Guise, Joseph Erlanger, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Luigi Einaudi, Charles Lightoller, and Otto Mueller. Among people deceased in 1954, Charles Ives ranks 23Before him are Maximilian von Weichs, The French Angel, Otto Diels, Jacinto Benavente, Auguste Perret, and Hannes Meyer. After him are Léon Jouhaux, Martin Andersen Nexø, Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Thea von Harbou, Gideon Sundback, and Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Ives ranks 1,102 out of 15,968Before him are Al Jarreau (1940), Idina Menzel (1971), Clive Cussler (1931), Thomas Burke (1875), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), and Uma Thurman (1970). After him are Powers Boothe (1948), Laura Branigan (1952), Sacagawea (1780), Bruce Dern (1936), Lewis A. Swift (1820), and Bill Withers (1938).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Charles Ives ranks 14Before him are Samuel Barber (1910), Steve Reich (1936), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), Cole Porter (1891), James Horner (1953), and Bernard Herrmann (1911). After him are Aaron Copland (1900), Angelo Badalamenti (1937), Leroy Anderson (1908), Lee Konitz (1927), Alan Silvestri (1950), and Alfred Newman (1900).