Today, I’m listening to Jeremy Denk’s new Ives record, which came out on iTunes this morning.

I don’t really know much about this music, but that’s ok, because he obviously does*. It sounds magnificent.

Jeremy Denk plays Ives

* indeed, he’s one of our generation’s most erudite and articulate musical commentators, something that people would talk about more if he didn’t also play the piano.



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  1. July 27, 2010

    Ives’ Concord Sonata is one of the major works of modern keyboard music. It’s hard to get into at first, but after you listen to it a few times, you start to find the threads that hold it together.

  2. July 27, 2010

    If you haven’t read it before, I would highly recommend reading Ives’ “Essays Before A Sonata” (which is available online here from Project Gutenberg).

  3. July 27, 2010

    Yes, definitely; you can even grab it on your iPad or iPhone from Apple’s iBookstore.

  4. Saint Russell #
    August 20, 2010

    I’ll be sure to get it as soon as it’s available in lossless!

    • properdiscord #
      August 20, 2010

      Don’t even get me started.

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