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The Greatest Man

First line:
My teacher said us boys should write
author of text

The Greatest Man (1921) is a folksy, affectionate setting of a poem Ives read in the New York Evening Sun for 7 June 1921. Like its author, Ives had idolized his father, so the boy’s sentiments struck a ready chord.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2005

The Greatest Man (1921) [«Le plus grand homme»] est la mise en musique, bon enfant et tendre, d’un poème paru dans le New York Evening Sun du 7 juin 1921. Comme l’auteur de ces vers, Ives avait idolâtré son père, aussi les sentiments du garçon touchèrent-ils la corde sensible.

extrait des notes rédigées par Calum MacDonald © 2005
Français: Hypérion

The Greatest Man (1921) [„Der größte Mann“] ist eine volkstümliche, liebevolle Vertonung eines Gedichtes, das Ives in der New York Evening Sun vom 7. Juni 1921 gelesen hatte. Wie der Gedichtautor vergötterte auch Ives seinen Vater. Deshalb war der Komponist von den Gefühlen des Jungen im Gedicht so beeindruckt.

aus dem Begleittext von Calum MacDonald © 2005
Deutsch: Elke Hockings


Ives: A Song - For Anything


Track 7 on CDA67516 [1'40]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67516 track 7

Recording date
12 November 2004
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Ives: A Song - For Anything (CDA67516)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: September 2005
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