Music: Yankee Music

Charles E. Ives's Third Symphony lay in his barn in Connecticut for 35 years before it got its first full performance in 1946. It won a Pulitzer Prize the next year. In Carnegie Hall last week, the ailing old (76) composer's Second Symphony, finished in 1901, finally came to judgment.

In his Second, Ives had set out to express "the musical feelings of the Connecticut country around here in the 1890s the music of the country folk." "To one of his rare visitors he explained that "there's not much to say about the...

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