Discography

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The first comprehensive Charles Ives discography, compiled by Richard Warren, was published in 1972. In the decades following, Warren, along with staff of the Yale Collection of Historical Sound Recordings, continued documenting newly released recordings of Ives’ music. With support from the Charles Ives Society, Kevin Sherwin completed compiling the discography to include recordings until 2019, and Nicholas Brewer edited and facilitated its online publication and search functions.

This online discography is a comprehensive and searchable list, presented in order of the table of contents listed below. For each composition, recordings are listed in chronological order. The table of contents is based on the structure of James Sinclair’s A Descriptive Catalogue of the Music of Charles Ives, which reflects the current catalogue of recordings of Charles Ives’ music. For more detailed explanations of the discography’s compilation and use of this website, please see the above links to the Preface and Usage Guide.

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Recording Date/Location Performing Artists Record Label, Release Number, Format, Release Year Album Names Additional Recording Notes
A NEW ENGLAND SYMPHONY
see ORCHESTRAL SET NO. 1
A SYMPHONY: "NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAYS": i. WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY; ii. DECORATION DAY; iii. THE FOURTH OF JULY; iv. THANKSGIVING (Text: O God! beneath Thy guiding hand . . .) (I-A-4) (5 (5i., 5ii., 5iii, 5iv.))
Text by Leonard Bacon
May 15 or 16, 1934, Capitol Sound Studios, NYC The Pan American Chamber Orchestra; Nicoias Slonimsky, conductor New Music Quarterly Recordings Vol. I No. 5 (Matrix: CSS429; record later renumbered: 1013), 78rpm (1934). Orion ORD7 150, 33.3 RPM (1971). New Music Quarterly Recordings, Vol. 1/5 (1934) (i. selection: "Barn Dance," only)
August 22, 1941 Cape Cod Symphony Society; Jo Hawthorne, conductor Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370806, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. Recorded during a performance of the work in Washington, CT; (i., only)
March 31, 1943, NYC Columbia Concert Orchestra; Bernard Herrmann, conductor Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370848, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. (i. selections: "Barn Dance" & "Goodnight, Ladies," only); Broadcast of WABC
March 21, 1954, NYC The C.B.S. Radio Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski, conductor (i., only); Broadcast by WCBS, in the series "Twentieth Century Concert Hall"
1960 or 1961, Tokyo, Japan Imperial Philharmonic of Tokyo; William Strickland, conductor Composers Recordings Inc. CRI163, 33.3 RPM (1963). Composers Recordings Inc. CRI190 1964: Composers Recordings Inc. CRI ACS-6014, cassette (1985). Charles Ives - William Flanagan. Music of Charles Ives. (i., only)
November 21, 1961, Columbia Auditorium, Louisville, KY The Louisville Orchestra; Robert Whitney, conductor The Louisville Orchestra LOU621 (Matrix: XTV8 1 2 1 8), 33.3 RPM (1962). Louisville Orchestra First Edition Records 1962 (ii., only)
April 11, 1963, concert hall of the Goteborg Symphony Orch., Goateborg, Sweden Göteborg Symphony Orchestra; William Strickland, conductor Composers Recordings Inc CRI-180, 33.3 RPM (1964). Composers Recordings Inc. CRI-190, 33.3 RPM (1964). Composers Recordings Inc. CRI-190SD, stereo 33.3 RPM (1964). CRI ACS-6014, cassette (1985). Walter Piston: Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1937) - Charles Ives: The Fourth of July (1912-13) - John Alden Carpenter: Concertino for Piano and Orchestra (1915). Charles E. Ives: New England Holidays (1904-13). Music of Charles Ives. (iii. only)
May 27, 1963, New York City, NY New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor Columbia ML6243 (Matrix: XXLP-112363), 33.3 RPM (1966). Columbia MS6843 (stereo; Matrix: XXSM112365), 33.3 RPM (1966). Columbia MQ797, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1966). C.B.S. BRG72458 & SBRG72458, stereo 33.3 RPM (1966, England). Columbia MS7147 (Matrix: XXSM-136596, XXSM-136597), stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). Columbia MQ1043, stereo tape; 7I/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1969). (i. and iii. only) Columbia MG31155, 33.3 RPM, (1972). Columbia M4-32504, 33.3 RPM (1974). Columbia 6P 6209, 33.3 RPM (1974). (ii. only) CBS Masterworks, 33.3 RPM (1983). Sony 516023 2, CD (2004). Charles Ives: The 100th Anniversary
June 11, 1963, concert hall of the Iceland Symphony Orch., Reykjavick, Iceland Iceland State Radio Chorus; Iceland Symphony Orchestra; William Strickland, conductor Composers Recordings Inc. CRI177, 33.3 RPM (1964). Composers Recordings Inc. CRI190, 33.3 RPM (1964). Composers Recordings Inc. CRI190SD, stereo 33.3 RPM (1964). CRI ACS-6014, cassette (1985). Riegger - Becker - Ives. Charles E. Ives: New England Holidays (1904-13). (iv. only)
June 13 & 14 1964, University Concert Hall, Helsinki, Finland Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; William Strickland, conductor Composers Recordings Inc. CRI190, 33.3 RPM (1964). Composers Recordings Inc. CRI190SD, stereo 33.3 RPM (1964). CRI ACS-6014, cassette (1985). (ii., only)
November 23, 1964, NYC New York Philharmonic; Seymour Lipkin, assistant conductor; Leonard Bernstein, conductor Columbia ML6289 (Matrix: XXLP-112915), 33.3 RPM (1966). Columbia MS6889 (Matrix: XXSM1l2917), stereo 33.3 RPM (1966). Columbia MQ857, stereo tape; 7l/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1967). Columbia MS7147, (Matrix: XXSM-136597), stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). Columbia MQ1043, stereo tape; 71/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1969). C.B.S. BRG72451 & SBRG72451 stereo 33.3 RPM (1967, England). Sony 516023 2, CD (2004). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2 and The Fourth of July (iii. only)
April 17, 1966 Cornell Symphony Orchestra; conductor unlisted Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370475, 78 RPM Test Pressing.
April 20 & 21, 1967, McFarlin Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. Southern Methodist University Choir; Lloyd Pfautsch, director; Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Donald Johanos, conductor. Recorded by David B. Hancock Turnabout TV34146 (Matrix numbers: VS2443; VS2444), stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). Milan, Italy: La Musica Moderna MM1026;10inch; compatible stereo; with A SYMPHONY: "NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAYS" (cont.) Anno 1, no. 26 of the periodical La Musica Moderna, Fratelli Fabbri Editori, an issue containing articles by Gilbert Chase & Eduardo Rescigno and many illustrations in color), 33.3 RPM (1967). Turnabout TV4146 & TV34146S, stereo 33.3 RPM (1968, England). Opus Musicum - OM 104/06, 33.3 RPM (1973, Germany). Analogue Productions APCD-004, 33.3 RPM (1991). Analogue Productions APCD-004, CD (1991). VoxBox CDX-5035, CD (1991). Vox Box 11 58442, CD (1993). VoxBox CD3X 3036, CD (1996). VoxBox CDX-5182, CD (2002). Charles Ives: Holidays Symphony
January 31, 1967, Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Ctr., New York, NY New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor Columbia ML6415 (Matrix: XXLP-117630), 33.3 RPM (1967). Columbia MS7015 (Matrix: XXSM117632), stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). Columbia MQ919, stereo tape; 71/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1967). Columbia MS7147 (Matrix: XXSM 1 36596) stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). Columbia MQ1043, stereo tape; 71/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1969). C.B.S. SBRG72646, stereo 33.3 RPM (1968, England). Sony Classical SMK-60203, CD (1998). Sony 516023 2, CD (2004). The World of Charles Ives
March 5, 1968, Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Ctr., New York, NY The Camerata Singers; Abraham Kaplan, director; New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bemstein, conductor Columbia MS7147 (Matrix XXSM136597) stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). Columbia MQ1043, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1969). Sony 516023 2, CD (2004). Leonard Bernstein Conducts Charles Ives' "Holidays" Symphony. Leonard Bernstein - Ives. (iv., only)
December 11th, 1971, New York City, NY American Symphony Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski, conductor Yale HSR W-401, CD (2010). Rehearsal recorded for WNYC Radio.
September 14, 1973, SDR-Funkstudio, Stuttgart, Germany Radio-Sinfonieorchester-Stuttgart; Michael Gielen, conductor Mediaphon JA-75.101, CD (1996). Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Stuttgart Volume 2
October 7, 1974, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA The Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conductor RCA ARL1-1249, 33.3 RPM (1975). RCA DJL1-1195, 33.3 RPM (1975). Ives: Holidays Symphony. November 1975 Red Seal Sampler.
May 6-7, 1975, Royce Hall, University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, conductor Decca SXL 6753, 33.3 RPM (1976). Charles Ives - Zubin Mehta [ii. only]
June 4, 1976, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra; Choir of the Amsterdam Conservatories; Richard Dufallo, conductor Radio Nederland 6808 481/482, 33.3 RPM (1976). Holland Festival Highlights (1976)
1980, Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, DDR (Germany) Rundfunkcor Leipzig; Jochen Wehner, chorus master; Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Leipzig; Wolf-Dieter Hauschild Berlin Classics 0090082BC, CD (1994). Berlin Classics 0032462BC, CD (2003). Charles Ives: Holidays Symphony, Central Park in the Dark
1986, Medinah Temple, Chicago, IL Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Margaret Hillis, director; Fred Spector, Jew's Harp CBS Masterworks MK-42381, CD (1988). Sony Classical SMK 61698, CD (1999). Sony Classical SB3K-87746, CD (2002). Sony Classical B003JH0LAU, CD (2010). Charles Ives: Holidays Symphony, The Unanswered Question, Central Park in the Dark. Symphonies Nos. 1-4 - Holidays Symphony - Central Park in the Dark - The Unanswered Question (Revised and Original Versions).
ca. 1990 Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Zubin Mehta, conductor London 430-142-2, CD (1990). American Weekend
1991, Moscow, Russia USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra; Virko Baley, conductor Russian Disc MK-417116, CD (1993). Artyomov - Bailey - Silvestrov - Ives
February 1993, Siemensvilla, Berlin Lichterfelde, Germany Ensemble Oriol Berlin; Sebastian Gottschick, conductor Kreuzberg Records kr-10002, CD (1996). Ensemble Oriol Berlin (I. only)
March 17, 1993 at the Tonhalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich; David Zinman, conductor RCA Classics 74321306202, CD (Switzlerland, 1995). 100 Jahre Neue Tonhalle Zürich - Chefdirigenten dirigieren das Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich (I. only); (recorded for Swiss Radio)
ca. 1996 Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Donald Johanos, conductor Turnabout 30371 00112, CD (1996). Ives: Holidays Symphony - Copland: Dance Symphony
ca. 1996 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Arthaus Musik 102041, CD (1996). Arthaus Musik 102 041, DVD (1996). EMI Classics 215014 2, CD (2008). Leaving Home: Orchestral Music of the 20th Century (cond. Sir Simon Rattle). The American Way. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. (ii. Decoration Day)
June 2-6, 2003, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA "The President's Own" United States Marine Band; Timothy W. Foley, director USMB CD-19, CD (2003). Naxos 8.570559, CD (2007). Mark Records 3171-MCD, CD (2011). Charles Ives's America. Charles Ives: Variations on 'America' - Old Home Days - 'The Alcotts'. The United States Marine Band Live in Concert Series, Vol. 2. [ii. only]
June 19-21, 2007, and January 8-10, 2008, Konsertsalen, Malmö, Sweden Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus; James Sinclair, conductor Naxos 8.559370, CD (2009). Naxos 900208, CD (2013) [iv. only] Charles Ives: Holiday Symphony (excerpts) - The General Slocum - Overture in G Minor (ii. (ed. J. Sinclair), iii (realization by W. Shirley), and iv. (ed. J. Elkus) only)
2009, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, California San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor SFS Media 24, DVD (2009). Keeping Score: Ives - Holidays Symphony
2010, New York City, NY American Symphony Orchestra; American Symphony Orchestra; Leon Boststein, conductor ASO105, CD (2010). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 4
ca. 2013 Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin; Huw Watkins, piano Champs Hill Records CHRCD059, CD (2013). An American in Paris (arr. John Kirkpatrick)
ca. 2013 New York Philharmonic; Members of the New York Choral Consortium; Alan Gilbert New York Philharmonic NYP20130108, CD (2013). Steven Stucky - Christopher Rouse - Ives
December 17, 2014, Skyline Ballroom, Chicago, IL (recorded live) United States Navy Band; Charles Peltz, conductor Mark Records 51431-MCD, CD (2015) [ii. only] 2014 Midwest Clinic: The United States Navy Band (arr. Jonathan Elkus)
March 30-April 2, 2015, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Andrew Davis, conductor Chandos CHSA 5163 (2015). Ives: Orchestral Works, Volume 2
February 1, 2, 4, 2017, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington Seattle Symphony and Chorale; Ludovic Morlot, conductor Seattle Symphony Media SSM1015, CD (2017). Ives: Three Places In New England - Orchestral Set No. 2 - New England Holidays
A SYMPHONY: "NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAYS": i. WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY; ii. DECORATION DAY; iii. THE FOURTH OF JULY; iv. THANKSGIVING (Text: O God! beneath Thy guiding hand . . .) (I-A-4) (5 (5i., 5ii., 5iii, 5iv.))
Text by Leonard Bacon.
September 1994, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD David Zinman, conductor; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Baltimore Symphony Chorus Decca 476 1537, CD (1996). Argo 444 860-2, CD (1996). Decca 000340202, CD (2004). They Are There! - Three Places in New England - New England Holidays
June 19, 20, 2000, All Saints Church, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Northern Sinfonia; James Sinclair, conductor Naxos 8.559087, 2003 (CD). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 3 - Washington’s Birthday and Other Works
AN ELEGY TO OUR FOREFATHERS
see ORCHESTRAL SET NO. 2: i.
BARN DANCE
see A SYMPHONY: "NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAYS": i.
BASEBALL TAKEOFF
see STUDIES: #23
CHORALE
see QUARTET, STRINGS, NO. 1: i., see SYMPHONY NO. 4
DECORATION DAY
see A SYMPHONY: "NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAYS": ii.
FROM HANOVER SQUARE NORTH, AT THE END OF A TRAGIC DAY, THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE AGAIN AROSE
see ORCHESTRAL SET NO. 2: iii.
FUGUE
see SYMPHONY NO. 4: iii.
GOODNIGHT, LADIES
see A SYMPHONY: "NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAYS": i.
NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAYS
see A SYMPHONY: "NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAYS,"
O GOD! BENEATH THY GUIDING HAND
see A SYMPHONY: "NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAYS": iv.

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