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Charles Ives (1874–1954)

Charles Ives was born on October 20, 1874 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA as Charles Edward Ives. He was married to Harmony Twitchell. He died on May 19, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Run Lola Run Soundtrack
The Thin Red Line Soundtrack
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 2018 The Heart Dances - the journey of The Piano: the ballet (Documentary) (writer: "The Unanswered Question")
 2016 Neruda (writer: "The Unanswered Question", "Washington's Birthday from Holiday Symphony")
 2016 A Quiet Passion (writer: "Decoration Day", "The Unanswered Question")
 2015 Valley of Love (writer: "The Unanswered Question")
 2007 Way Down Low (writer: "In the Night", "Barn Dance")
 2001 Wit (TV Movie) (writer: "The Unanswered Question")
 1998 The Thin Red Line (writer: "The Unanswered Question")
 1998 Run Lola Run (music: "The Unanswered Question")
 1995 Marsalis on Music (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Listening for Clues: Marsalis on Form (1995) ... ("Variations on America")
 1995 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: Autumn Journey (TV Movie) (music: "2nd Symphony" - as Ives)
 1991 An Americanmind (Short) (writer: "Robert Browning Overture")
 1988 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (writer: "Shall We Gather at the River?" - uncredited)
 1978 Convoy (writer: "Shall We Gather at the River?" - uncredited)
 1977 La lettre écarlate (TV Movie) (writer: "The Unanswered Question")
 1976 Bernstein in London (TV Special) (music: "The Unanswered Question")
 1976 The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Twentieth Century Crisis (1976) ... (music: "The Unanswered Question")
 1975 Kojak (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Nicest Guys on the Block (1975) ... (music: "Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech")
 1975 Evening at Symphony (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Central Park in the Dark/A Hero's Life (1975) ... (music: "Central Park in the Dark")
 1969 Civilisation (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Smile of Reason (1969) ... (writer: "Variations on America" - uncredited)
 1967 The Redwoods (Documentary short) (writer: "The Unanswered Question")
 1965 Major Dundee (writer: "Shall We Gather at the River?" - uncredited)
 1961-1964 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Farewell to Nationalism (1964) ... (music: "Fourth of July")
- Folk Music in the Concert Hall (1961) ... (music: "Symphony No. 2: Final Movement")
 1957 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Marie Wilson (1957) ... (writer: "Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech" - uncredited)
 1956 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (music: "(I'm a) Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech" (1908) - uncredited)
 1949 On the Edge (Short) (writer: "The Housatonic at Stockbridge")
 1948 3 Godfathers (writer: "Beautiful River (Shall We Gather at the River)" - uncredited)
 1942 My Sister Eileen (writer: "Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech" - uncredited)
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(2014-2015 Season) His play, "Charles Ives, Take Me Home," was performed at the Strawdog Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with Stephanie Chavara in the cast.

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Pictured on one of a set of eight 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, issued 12 September 1997, celebrating "Classical Composers & Conductors". Others honored in this issue are Leopold Stokowski, Arthur Fiedler, George Szell, Eugene Ormandy, Samuel Barber, Ferde Grofé Sr., and Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

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