>Seems to me that it *is* better known. But then I can
>remember when L. Bernstein's performance of the
>second symphony flashed upon the world. At that
>time, Ives was unknown. Today his major works have
>been recorded many times over and are performed
>all over the world. You can find his music on CD in
>practically any mall you choose to visit.
You're right about that, & that bernstein version hits hard, but I wonder.
Davenport's point was that Ives isn't really seen for the American original
(genius) he is, not by the larger public. Maybe still the case?
I did like your poetic take on his thinking, finely tuned, we might say...
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