Charles Ives Charles Ives and Carl Ruggles, New England Transcendentalists and maverick composers of the early twentieth century, left a legacy of iconoclastic music. My work has focused on the entire canon of these composers, especially the works that they left unfinished—some merely in sketch form. The pianist, editor, and colleague of Ives and Ruggles, John Kirkpatrick (1906-1991), with whom I studied, assembled various of the sketches into performable editions. I am proud to have continued that work and given the first performances of much of this great music.

The Uncovered Ruggles and The Unknown Ives, Volume II, are available now at Amazon.com. The Unknown Ives (volume 1), originally released on CRI, can be purchased by contacting me.

"[The Unknown Ives, Volume II]...offers the Ives collector more thorny, visionary, knuckle-busting material to delight and amaze. 16 pages of detailed notes help us see the composer through his music in a way which is a model of annotation."
—Records International

"From the first line of Songs my Mother Taught Me, I am captivated by this New World release"
—James North, FANFARE March 2009


John Kirkpatrick
   John Kirkpatrick


Charles Ives - "Decoration Day" (video)
Study #23 from The Unknown Ives
WNYC Soundcheck interview
The Connection interview
An American Voice - The Light that is Felt Review
Diverdi, Feb. 2009
Wire, Feb. 2009
BBC Magazine The Light That is Felt review
Boston Globe's Top 10 List for 2005
The New Yorker, September 2005
Fanfare Magazine Review of The Uncovered Ruggles
AllMusic.com The Uncovered Ruggles review
International Piano, December 2005
NY Times The Uncovered Ruggles review
BBC Review of The Unknown Ives, Vol. II
Fanfare Magazine Review of The Unknown Ives, Vol 2
International Piano review
Boston Globe's Top 10 List for 2004
Press quotes
Fanfare reviews
Miller Theater program
Miller Theater program notes
New York Times Miller Theater review
Discography

The Unknown Ives

Ives & Ruggles Gallery
Manuscript of Study #23 by Charles Ives
John Kirkpatrick manuscript
Evocation postcard
Sketch by Carl Ruggles
Artwork by Carl Ruggles
Sunset painting by Carl Ruggles


I am grateful to the  Charles Ives Society  for their support.