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Oral History of American Music Collections Guide: Charles Ives

OHII: Charles Ives Oral History

The Charles Ives Oral History was the first documentary oral history of an American composer. Interviews with sixty people who knew and worked with Charles Ives were conducted between 1968 and 1971, and this unit was the impetus for the founding of Oral History of American Music. Family, friends, neighbors, business associates, and musicians reminisce about one of the most significant artistic figures of the century. Some of the musicians are: Arthur Berger, Elliott Carter, Lehman Engel, Lou Harrison, Bernard Herrmann, John Kirkpatrick, Goddard Lieberson, Darius Milhaud, Jerome Moross, Dane Rudhyar, Carl Ruggles, Charles Seeger, and Nicolas Slonimsky. Charles Ives Remembered: An Oral History (Yale, 1974; Norton paperback, 1978) received the Kinkeldey Prize from the American Musicological Society in 1975. Excerpts from the taped interviews were used in a five record package, "Charles Ives 100th Anniversary" (1974) and in a film documentary, "A Good Dissonance Like a Man" (1977).

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Collection Listing

B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

B


Becker, Eugene
Becker, Mrs. John
Bell, Mary
Berger, Arthur
Berneri, Mrs. Samuel
Bronson, Lewis
Buesing, Charles

C


Carter, Elliott
Copland, Aaron

E


Engel, Lehman

F


Farr, Charles
Flexner, James
Fraser, Peter

G


Grey, William

H


Hall, Arthur
Harrison, Lou
Hatch, Harold A.
Herrmann, Bernard
Hofmann, George

I


Ives, Bigelow
Ives, Brewster
Ives, Chester
Ives, Richard

K


Kauffman, Charles H.
Kirkpatrick, John

L


La Pine, A.J. "Babe"
Langinger, Herman
Leduc, Monique Schmitz
Lieberson, Goddard

 

M


MacKenzie, Findlay
Meeker, Debby
Moross, Jerome
Myrick, Julian S.

N


Nikoloric, Mrs. Artur

P


Pickhardt, Mary Howard

R


Roberts, George
Roberts, Mrs. George
Rudhyar, Dane
Ruggles, Carl
Ryder, Ely
Ryder, Will

S


Sanford, Gertrude
Seeger, Charles
Sipprell, Clara
Slonimsky, Nicolas
Smith, W. Eugene
Sunderland, Philip

T


Thompson, John S.
Twichell, Mrs. Burton
Tyler, Charles Ives
Tyler, George S.

U


Untermeyer, Louis

V


Valentine, Mrs. Rodman S.
Van Wyck, Amelia
Verplanck, Mrs. William
Verplanck, Jr., William

W


Wallop, Lucille Fletcher
Washburn, Watson