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Charles Edward Ives

Ives, Charles Edward (1874–1954), U.S. composer. Ives was a major 20th-century innovator. His music (mostly pre-1915) incorporated popular songs and hymn tunes, and exploited dissonance, polytonality, and polymetric construction. Ignored by his contemporaries, he influenced later composers. His best known works include Three Places in New England (1908–14) and Piano Sonata No. 2 (Concord, Mass., 1840–1860) (1909–15). His Symphony No. 3 (1904–11) won a 1947 Pulitzer Prize.

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