The Unanswered Ives


The first film about the most famous “weekend composer”: Charles Ives. As a teenager, he composes dance melodies as well as church hymns, becoming the youngest organist of all Connecticut at age 14. As a natural talent in sports, he is appointed captain of the football team at the elite Yale University before the former music student becomes the most successful life insurer in the United States. Charles Ives (1874-1954) is perhaps the most famous “weekend composer” of musical history – and is regarded today as the first composer of the modern age in America. The Unanswered Ives is the first film about Charles Ives and a profound exploration of this extraordinary, multi-faceted personality. The documentary shed light on Ives’ life and work in all its facets and inconsistencies.

Additional Info

  • No: 9975
  • Production year: 2018
  • Run time: 00:54:00
  • Director: A film by Anne-Kathrin Peitz
  • Producers: Accentus, WDR/arte
  • Format: HDTV 16:9

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