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Wednesday, November 13, 1974

THE. MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Five

Wedriesdcy, November 13, 1974 THE MICHIGAN DAiLY P~ge Five

ves: Neglected
By DAVID E. ANDERSON Ives centennial albums.
WASHINGTON (UPI) - When asked as a Ives, who died in 1954 at the age of 80,
boy what he played, Charles Ives, already an never lived to hear any of his major orches-
acconplished musician but fearful of being tral works performed as he had written them,
thought a sissy, always responded "shortstop." and his compositions usually were greeted
Ives was only a passable baseball player with derision-or worse-neglect.
then, but as his fellow Americans have only Only in recent years have some of Ives'
recently discovered, the musical talents that works become faniliar to his countrymen.
once embarrassed him proved to be a formid- Among the more popular is his second piano
able national treasure. concerto, the Concord Sonata celebrating the
Now, after decades of neglect, his uniquely Concord writers Emerson, Thoreau, Haw-
American music finally has found an audience. thorne arid the Alcotts.
Much of it can be heard during the current The critics are now inclined to mention Ives
symphony orchestra season across the coun- among the major international pioneers in 20th
try on the centennial of his birth, which was Century music, along with the likes of Stra-
Osct. 20, 1874. vinsky and Bartok, and to suggest that perhaps
New York already has enjoyed an Ives fes- he might rank some day as the single most
tival at Lincoln Center, and a major musical important innovative genius that American
commemoration of Ives' music is unfolding in classical music has yet produced.
Washington. Other orchestras are including Ives was born in Danbury, Conn., the son of
some Ives works in their repertoire during the a local bandmaster and a farmer's daughter.
season, and record companies have published His childhood held the essence of small town

m usical
America of the late 19th Century - baseball,
church revival meetings, country excursions x
and, of course, afternoons at the parlor piano.l
Ives wrote nearly all his music between the1
ages of 32 and 42, a decade of bursting energy.
The flow stopped finally four years afterwards,
in 1920.
Ives discovered many of the techniques that 4
became associated with the avant garde of his!
era, but music critic Harold Schonberg has
written that his lasting contribution "was to
create a vision of a vanished America ex-
pressed in music of extraordinary personality."
That vision is a constant evocation of the
sounds of his New England boyhood-snatches
of such hymns as "Nearer My God to Thee"
and "Beulah Land" from his hours at revival
meetings, small town bands converging on the
town square for an Independence Day parade,
a piece recalling his love for baseball entitled,
Some South-paw Pitching.+

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genius
Other titles suggest Ives' emotional attach-
ment to an America of the past. There is New
England Holidays containing four movements,
Washingtons Birthday, Decoration Day,
Fourth of July and Thanksgiving.
Henry and Sidney Cowell, the composers'
friends and biographers, call Ives "the first
composer in the United States to commit him-
self unreservedly to the vernacular for the
grammar of a new symphonic speech."
In 1927, according to the Cowells, a New
York audience rioted when two movements of
Ives' then - radical Fourth Symphony were
played. It was the same fate that greeted the
Paris premiere of Stravinsky's. ballet, The
Rites of Spring, in 1913.
Life and music merged in Ives to create
what Leonard Bernstein has called "our first
really great composer . . . our musical Mark
Twain, Emerson, and Lincoln all rolled into
one."

AP Photo

Talking turkey
Part-time White House breakfast chef Gerald Ford poses
Monday in the White House Rose Garden with turkeys-one
live and one ready for the dinner table. The live turkey left
with officials of the National Turkey Foundation-the other
went to the White House kitchen.

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34 teaspoon salt
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% cup shortening, soft
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1 egg
cup molasses
% cup buttermilk
1%/ cups quick-cooking oats
Lemon Frosting, see below
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Winegate'
prompts
controls
PARIS (UPI) - France is
drafting strict new controls to
prevent wine dealers from such
abuses as putting fancy labels
on fermented grape juice
doctored to pass for expensive
vintage wines.
Officials have begun work on
the measures without waiting
for a Bordeaux court to hand
down verdicts in the trial,
which has cast a shadow over
France's wine industry.
The court trying 18 mer-
chants on charges of falsely
labeling or doctoring wine com-
pletedhearing testimony last
week and is expected to hand
down its decision Dec. 18.
.In Bordeaux, the Associationj
of Generic Bordeaux Wine Pro-
ducers has proposed tough con-
trols on dealers, including a
"conformity certificate" for
bulk wines and stricter label-
ing rules.
The association says wine
bottles should includes labels of
guarantee and vintners ought to
use separate warehouses for
ordinary and expensive vin-
tages.
In Brussels, Common Market
officials said they are also
-drawing uip "standards and'
quality control to prevent wine
fraud."
The Bordeaux defendants

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Makes 2 1/4 to 21 dozen.
Lemon Frosting: Beat togeth-
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fectioners sugar and enough
lemon juice (about 1 table-
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Delicious with a salad of let-'
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1 4 cup buttermilk
1 4 cup commercial sour
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1 tablespoon cider vinegar
I 4 cup salad oil
1'4 teaspoon salt
1 8 teaspoon white pepper
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beat in buttermilk and sour
cream alternately with vinegar,
then beat in remaining in-
gredients, Mixture should be
smooth. Cover and chill. Makes.
1 1/4 to 11 cup.

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