Ives: The Unanswered Question


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  1. The Unanswered Question is one of the Ives’ most familiar and admired works. Because it’s so familiar you might do a double-take when you hear it on Track 5. The CD booklet says the performance uses the Peermusic edition (which I believe was reprinted by 5/5(7).
  2. The Unanswered Question is one of the few works of Ives, however, that does not quote or somehow incorporate traditional folk songs and hymn tunes. The musicologist Wayne Shirley has suggested the work was inspired by Emerson’s poem “The Sphynx,” in .
  3. The Unanswered Question . Ives, Charles.) This work is likely not in the public domain in the US (due to first publication with the required notice after , plus renewal or "restoration" under the GATT/TRIPS amendments), nor in the EU and those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years. However, it is public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and in other Composer: Ives, Charles.
  4. May 04,  · Charles Ives: "The Unanswered Question". (Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas) This work was composed as a companion to "Central Park In The Dark" Both works were composed in
  5. Ives composed “The Unanswered Question” in It was not performed however until in New York. The piece is around eight minutes and is scored for a string ensemble, a solo trumpet (who poses “The Question”) and a woodwind quartet. An aleatoric element can be seen in Ives’ written in possible substitutions for the third and.
  6. Ives composed the "The Unanswered Question" circa He also made revisions to the work some time around The revised version (also known as Version 2), became the most well known version. Premiere Performance. The premiere performance of "The Unanswered Question" (Version 2) occurred on May 11,
  7. Jul 31,  · The Unanswered Question is probably Charles Ives ‘ most famous composition. It’s equally a philosophical statement as it is a work of art. While that may sound simple, I think it’s actually quite a compositional feat. Ives has written a remarkably transparent composition that clearly conveys his philosophical idea.
  8. Nov 25,  · The trumpet may be asking “The Perennial Question of Existence,” as Ives wrote. The woodwinds may be saying, “I don’t know!” with increasing impatience. Or maybe, as Ives suggests they begin to realize the futility of the question and start to mock it. The strings represent an eternal and unchanging reality.

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