Wednesday, March 12, 2008
This distinguished-looking old bugger is Charles Ives. The attached mp3 is of the 2nd or "Allegro" movement from his fourth symphony. Allegro apparently means "cheerful" which I guess this is in a slightly off-the-meds kind of way. Certainly made me laugh out loud when I first heard it. If any music deserves to be played at full volume, this is it. He knocked this out after work (he sold insurance) in 1910 or there abouts.