Responses to Ives

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1 Study No. 21: Some Southpaw Pitching, etude for piano, S. 105 (K. 3B17) 2:21 $1.49 Buy
2 The missing nail at the river, for piano & toy piano 5:59 $1.49 Buy
3 Set of Five Take-Offs, for piano, S. 122 (K. 3B16): 1. The Seen and Unseen? 2:40 $1.49 Buy
4 Set of Five Take-Offs, for piano, S. 122 (K. 3B16): 2. Rough and Ready et al. 2:50 $1.49 Buy
5 Set of Five Take-Offs, for piano, S. 122 (K. 3B16): 3. Song Without (Good) Words 3:20 $1.49 Buy
6 Set of Five Take-Offs, for piano, S. 122 (K. 3B16): 4. Scene Episode 2:29 $1.49 Buy
7 Set of Five Take-Offs, for piano, S. 122 (K. 3B16): 5. Bad Resolutions and Good WAN! 1:02 $1.49 Buy
8 Song of Myself, for piano 10:09 44.1/16 Album only
9 Four Transcriptions from 'Emerson', for piano, S. 123 (K. 3B21): 2. Moderato 3:56 $1.49 Buy
10 Essay (after a sonata), for piano 11:39 44.1/16 Album only
11 Four Transcriptions from 'Emerson', for piano, S. 123 (K. 3B21): 3. Largo 2:43 $1.49 Buy
12 Study No. 9: The Anti-Abolitionist Riots in the 1830s & 1840s, for piano, S. 97 (K. 3B17) 3:22 $1.49 Buy
13 The Celestial Potato Fields, for chorus 11:10 44.1/16 Album only
14 Burlesque Harmonizations of 'London Bridge', for organ (or piano), S. 428 (K. 7C5) 1:04 $1.49 Buy
15 And Tomorrow..., for piano & electronics 5:40 $1.49 Buy

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"Responses to Ives" was conceived in 2003 by pianist Heather O'Donnell as a way to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of Charles Ives's death (May 19, 2004). She approached composers spanning a generation, known to have strong affinities for Ives and asked them to write a "musical reflection" on the presence of Ives in their lives and work.
The set was premiered at the MaerzMusik Festival in Berlin in 2004 in the midst of a twelve hour extravaganza of Ives. In the months following repeat performances took place in South Africa, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, and the U.S.

The CD includes the first recording of Ives' London Bridge is Falling Down!

O'Donnell intersperses short, and often less known, works of Ives with the contemporary composers' "responses", all of which are first recordings. The "responses" could not be more varied from each other -- from introspective to virtuostic to meditative to extended techniques.

Original high-resolution DSD recording.

Liner notes by Heather O'Donnell.