When the school children whistle quarter-tones

"In some century to come, when the school children will whistle popular tunes in quarter-tones-when the diatonic scale will be as obsolete as the pentatonic is now - perhaps then these borderland experiences may be both easily expressed and readily recognized."
Charles Ives died May 19 1954

* Follow this link for the Charles Ives Society
Any copyrighted material on these pages is used in "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Report broken links, missing images and other errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk
If you enjoyed this post take An Overgrown Path to Tippett can still empty a concert hall

Comments

Recent popular posts

I have seen the future and it is cardboard

Banging the drum for new music

Have all the really great musicians come and gone?

...and the musicians were paid £800

New classical audiences need new music

Towards infinite potential

Folk music dances to a dangerous tune

Mystery of politically incorrect London Philharmonic violinist

Scott Ross and the paradox of popularity

Classical music adds visual slam