The Light That is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives

The Light That is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives

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Americans, and classical music enthusiasts in general, have a love-hate relationship with Charles Ives. Although much of that is through reputation, it can be a little hard to wrap your brain around his unique sound. If you want to give Ives another shot, then his vocal music might be a good route; such as found on “The Light That Is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives.

Soprano Susan Narucki and pianist Donald Berman have compiled a wide range of songs from Charles Ives which reflect his influences. From his early German language lieder to later odes to his country, you’re sure to find something here that strikes a chord.

Our quick pick this week is another collection of American music… or more specifically New York.Manhattan Music is the second release from the Canadian Brass on Opening Day records. Here they are joined by the Eastman Wind Ensemble in music from composers like Jeff Tyzik and Leonard Bernstein

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Charles Ives (1874-1954): Minnelied
Susan Narucki, s.; Donal Berman, p. — The Light That Is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives (New World Records, 2008)
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Charles Ives (1874-1954): Minnelied
Susan Narucki, s.; Donal Berman, p. — The Light That Is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives (New World Records, 2008)
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Charles Ives (1874-1954): The Light That Is Felt
Susan Narucki, s.; Donal Berman, p. — The Light That Is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives (New World Records, 2008)
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Charles Ives (1874-1954): Things Our Fathers Loved
Susan Narucki, s.; Donal Berman, p. — The Light That Is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives (New World Records, 2008)
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David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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