Charles Ives: A Good Dissonance Like a Man (1979)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This Peabody award-winning documentary profiles American composer Charles Ives. Ives is considered by many to be the most revolutionary and important composer of the early 20th century. A businessman who spent his nights composing, Ives produced a vast body of work. His Symphony No. 3 won the Pulitzer Prize in 1947 and his innovative music often contained bi-tonal and polyrhythmic forms. The biography is presented in dramatized format, aided by the use of photographs and Ives' own compositions.

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avant-garde, classical-music, composer