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The Fourth of July – Charles Ives

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on July 5, 2021 by telescoper

I’m a day late posting this, but I only thought of it this morning. It’s a fine performance by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein of “The Fourth of July”, the third movement of his “Holidays Symphony” by the great Charles Ives. The video even shows the score so you can play along at home! As Ives himself famously said:

Stand up and take your dissonance like a man!