Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
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.
avant-garde, classical-music, composer