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Charles Ives was an American composer of classical music. He is widely regarded as one of the first American classical composers of international significance. Ives's music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Over time, Ives would come to be regarded as one of the "American Originals," a composer working in a uniquely American style, with American folk tunes woven through his music, and a reaching sense of the possible in music. Ives, who died in 1954 in New York City, left behind material for an unfinished "Universe Symphony." Although there have been several attempts at completion, none has found its way into general performance.