Sunday, July 17, 2005

Wow: Ives

I heard a new recording of Ives's Universe Symphony on WKCR last week. Beautiful.

Found this poignant, relevant quote: "For the last decade of his life, health badly compromised through overwork, Ives begged others to finish the symphony from his comprehensive sketches. None would--until now."

This is a good place to make a distinction between WKCR and KCRW. WKCR is an amazing radio station based in New York (Columbia University). I miss it greatly now that my (admittedly pirated) wireless access has mysteriously disappeared. KCRW is the most overrated radio station on the face of the earth. Don't believe them when they tell you it's "eclectic."

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