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"Variations on America" by Charles Ives
By Eric Stott

I don't think the "Variations" was recorded in any form during the
piano roll era; Ives did not publish the piece during his lifetime.
I'd be flabbergasted if any piece by Ives was recorded on a piano
roll.  During that era he was not a well-known composer at all.

Eric Stott

 [ At :
 [ "First version of 1891-92 composed for organ.  In 1902 he
 [ added more variations, ... drawing on the pungent sonorities
 [ created by the simultaneous juxtaposition of different keys."
 [ At :
 [ "[Organist] E. Power Biggs premiered the work in 1960.
 [ He was also the first to record it."
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Mon 12 Jan 2004, 10:42:42 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  America, Charles, Ives, Variations

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