Symphony No. 4 (Ives)

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Charles Ives's Symphony No. 4, S. 4 (K. 1A4) was written between 1910 and the mid-1920s (the second movement "Comedy" was the last to be composed, most likely in 1924). The symphony is notable for its multilayered complexity—typically requiring two conductors in performance—and for its large and varied orchestration. Combining elements and techniques of Ives's previous compositional work, this has been called "one of his most definitive works";[1] Ives' biographer, Jan Swafford, has called it "Ives's climactic masterpiece".[2]

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Symphony No. 4
by Charles Ives
Charles Edward Ives, around 1913
CatalogueS. 4 (K. 1A4)
GenreSymphony
TextTwo hymns: "Watchman" and "Bethany"
LanguageEnglish
Composed1910 – mid-1920s
Durationabout 30 minutes
MovementsFour
ScoringOrchestra with chorus
Premiere
Date26 April 1965 (1965-04-26)
LocationCarnegie Hall
ConductorLeopold Stokowski
PerformersAmerican Symphony Orchestra
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