Recommended Reading

This list includes significant book-length studies with an emphasis on those published during the past twenty years. For more extensive listings, please consult the following bibliographies:



Block, GeoffreyCharles Ives: A Bio-Bibliography. Bio-Bibliographies in Music, No. 14. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1988.

Burk, James MackA Charles Ives Omnibus. Edited by Michael J. Budds. CMS Monographs and Bibliographies in American Music 18. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2008.

Magee, Gayle SherwoodCharles Ives: A Research and Information Guide, 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2010.


Book-Length Studies:

Block, GeoffreyIves: Concord Sonata. Cambridge Music Handbooks. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Block, Geoffrey, and J. Peter Burkholder, edsCharles Ives and the Classical Tradition. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1996.

Burkholder, J. PeterAll Made of Tunes. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.

Burkholder, J. Peter, edCharles Ives and His World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Cowell, Henry, and Sidney CowellCharles Ives and His Music. New York: Oxford University Press, 1955; rev., 2nd ed., New York: Oxford University Press, 1969; reprint, New York: DaCapo Press, 1983.

Feder, StuartCharles Ives: My Father's Song. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1992.

Heister, Hanns-Werner and Werner Kremp, edsCharles Ives, 1874-1954: Amerikanischer Pionier der neuen Musik. Atlantische Texte 23. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004.

Henderson, Clayton WThe Charles Ives Tunebook. Bibliographies in American Music Number 14. Warren, MI: Harmonie Park Press, 1990; 2nd ed., Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2008.

Hitchcock, H. WileyIves: A Survey of the Music. I.S.A.M. Monographs, No. 19. Brooklyn: Institute for Studies in American Music, 1977.

Hitchcock, H. Wiley, and Vivian Perlis, edsAn Ives Celebration: Papers and Panels of the Charles Ives Centennial Festival-Conference. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1977.

Ives, Charles EMemos. Edited by John Kirkpatrick. New York: W. W. Norton, 1972; reprint, 1991.

Ives, CharlesSelected Correspondence of Charles Ives. Edited by Tom C. Owens. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.

Johnson, Timothy ABaseball and the Music of Charles Ives: A Proving Ground. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004.

Kirkpatrick, JohnA Temporary Mimeographed Catalogue of the Music Manuscripts and Related Materials of Charles Edward Ives 1874-1954. New Haven, CT: Library of the Yale School of Music, 1960; reprint 1973.

Lambert, PhilipThe Music of Charles Ives. Composers of the 20th Century. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997.

Lambert, Philip, edIves Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Magee, Gayle SherwoodCharles Ives Reconsidered. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Meyer, Felix"The Art of Speaking Extravagantly": Eine vergleichende Studie derConcord Sonata und der Essays before a Sonata von Charles Ives. Publikationen der Schweizerischen Musikforschenden Gesellschaft, Series II, Vol. 34. Bern, Stuttgart: Haupt, 1991.

Perlis, VivianCharles Ives Remembered: An Oral History. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1974; reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1994. Reprint edition with a foreword by J. Peter Burkholder. Music in American Life. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2002.

Rathert, WolfgangCharles Ives, 2nd ed. Ertrage der Forschung no. 267. Darmstadt, Germany: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1996.

Rathert, Wolfgang"The seen and unseen": Studien zum Werk von Charles Ives. Berliner musikwissenschaftliche Arbeiten no. 38. Munich: Musikverlag Emil Katzbichler, 1991.

Rossiter, FrankCharles Ives and His America. New York: Liveright, 1975.

Sinclair, JamesA Descriptive Catalogue of the Music of Charles Ives. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999.

Starr, LarryA Union of Diversities. New York: Schirmer Books, 1992.

Swafford, JanCharles Ives: A Life with Music. New York: Norton, 1996.

Tadday, Ulrich, edCharles Ives. Musik-Konzepte Neue Folge 123. Munich: Edition Text & Kritik, 2004.

Warren, RichardCharles E. Ives: Discography. Historical Sound Recordings Publication Series No. 1. New Haven, CT: Historical Sound Recordings, Yale University Library, 1972.

Zobel, Mark AThe Third Symphony of Charles Ives. CMS Sourcebooks in American Music. Hillsdale, N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 2009.