Tag Archive 'In The Cage'

Jan 11 2011

Charles Ives: Songs and Orchestral Works

A piece that dates from 1906, In The Cage stemmed from a visit Charles Ives made with several friends to the Central Park Zoo, where they saw a leopard pacing restlessly back and forth in its cage. One friend joked, “Is life anything like that?” Ives transformed the quip into the short tone poem.

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