Charles Ives (1874-1954) The Things Our Fathers Loved (1917-1921)
Despite the interest in historical performance, mainstream performers have largely ignored the hardest evidence of all: early recordings. These performances, often made by contemporaries of or in consultation with composers, may tell us something about the spirit of music making that a composer’s words and notation cannot.
WATCH AND LISTEN: Jörg Widmann at Yellow Barn
"The very thought, that sound is a living thing that needs to be enlivened and animated,
that is what all music has in common."—Jörg Widmann, Composer in Residence (2015, 2017)