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Charles Ives

Conductor David Robertson explores ideas of place in Charles Ives's music, focusing on Central Park in the Dark, the Unanswered Question and Three Places in New England.

American conductor David Robertson joins the BBCSO for an exploration of the music of one of his nation's most innovative composers, Charles Ives. He considers the imaginative way Ives evokes a sense of place - in particular his homeland around Boston - and what some of the wider implications of this might be. He focuses on three Ives masterpieces: Central Park in the Dark, The Unanswered Question and Three Places in New England.

There is also a feature about a complementary project created by amateur musicians in London based on some of Ives's musical ideas.

1 hour, 30 minutes