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
SONATA, VIOLIN & PIANO, NO. 1 (II-C-4) (60)
iii. see also SYMPHONY NO. 4: i. WATCHMAN
December 21-22, 2001 and June 23-24, 2003, Philipszaal, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Heleen Hulst, violin; Gerard Bouwhuis, piano BVHAAST 1305/1405, CD (2005). Charles Ives: 5 Sonatas for Violin and Piano
July 13-15, 2004, Queen's College, Lefrak Hall, New York City, NY. Lisa Tipton, violin; Adrienne Kim, piano Capstone CPS-8760, CD (2005). Hammers & Strings: The Sonatas for Violin & Piano
2011, Clubhouse Studios, Rhinebeck, New York Hilary Hahn, violin; Valentina Lisitsa, piano Deutsche Grammophon 00289 477 9435, CD (2011). Charles Ives: Four Sonatas
January 2016, Brussels, Belgium Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds, violin; Dirk Herten, piano White Label 9789491980398, CD (2016). Charles E. Ives: Con Slugarocko - Sonatas for Violin and Piano Nos. 1-4
SONATA, VIOLIN & PIANO, NO. 2 (II-C-5) (61)
iii. see also SYMPHONY NO. 4: i. WATCHMAN
ca. March 18, 1924, probably New York City, NY. Jerome Goldstein, violin; Rex Tillson, piano Private record with handwritten label (Matrix numbers: 407; 406), 78 rpm (acoustical, 10") (ii. & iii. only); This is the earliest recording known of a work by Ives;
Early 1940s, Los Angeles, CA. Sol Babitz, violin; Ingolf Dahl, piano in Alco set AR101 (sides AR1013; AR1014; Matrix numbers: B2149; B2150) 78 rpm (ca. 1947). Ives Concert (ii. & iii. only)
April 17, 1950, New York City, NY. Patricia Travers, violin; Otto Herz, piano Columbia MM987 (record numbers 73179D73182D; Matrix numbers: XC043340, XCO43341, XC043342, XC043343), 78 rpm (1951). Columbia ML2169 (Matrix: FLP3443), 10-inch 33.3 RPM (1951). Sonata No 2 for Violin and Piano
Summer 1951, New York City, NY. Elliot Magaziner, violin; Frank Glazer, piano. Polymusic Records PRLP1001 (Matrix: NEOLMC41 22), 33.3 RPM (1951). The Music of Charles Ives: Volume One Recorded by Robert E. Blake
August 15-17, 1955, Fine Sound Studios, New York City, NY. Rafael Druian, violin; John Simms, piano Mercury MG5 009 7, 33.3 RPM (1956). Philips PHC9018 in set PHC2002, electronic stereo 33.3 RPM (1966). Charles Ives: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (Complete)
February 22, 1956, Sprague Mem. Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Howard Boatwright, violin; John Kirkpatrick, piano. Recorded during concert
June 16-18, 1964, Judson Hall, New York City, NY. Paul Zukofsky, violin; Gilbert Kalish, piano. Recorded by David B. Hancock Folkways FM3346, 33.3 RPM (1964). Smithsonian Folkways FW03346, CD (2004). Charles Ives: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano
January 1968, Capitol Records Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA. Myron Sandler, violin; Lowndes Maury, piano Crystal S631, stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). Ives: Sonata in memory of the Korean War dead - Maury - Sonata for Violin and Piano (1943) - Copland - The Second Sonata
May 1973, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York City, NY Paul Zukofsky, violin; Gilbert Kalish, piano Nonesuch HB-73025, 33.3 RPM (1974). Sonatas for Violin & Piano
May 13 & 20, 1974, CBS 30th St. Studio, New York City, NY Marilyn Dubow, violin; Marsha Cheraskin Winokur, piano Musical Heritage Society MHS-3160, 33.3 RPM (1975). Sonata No. 2, for Violin and Piano - Sonata, No. 3, for Violin and Piano
October 29, 1974, Gideon F. Egner Memorial Chapel, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania John Kirkpatrick, pianist and lecturer; Daniel Stepner, violin Yale HSR W-356, CD (date of digital transfer not listed).
May 1975, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY Frank Glazer, piano; Millard Taylor, violin Vox SVBX-564, 33.3 RPM (1976). Charles Ives: Complete Chamber Music Vol. 1
December 18-21, 1979, (8 sessions, 2 per day), Columbia (CBS) 30th St. Studios, New York, NY Daniel Stepner, violin; John Kirkpatrick, piano Musical Heritage Society 824501, 33.3 RPM (1981). Music Masters 20056-7 (1982). Musical Heritage Society 424501T, CD (1992). Musical Heritage Society 5291876, CD (2009). Charles Ives: Five Violin Sonatas
1989 Martin Mumelter, violin; Herman Henck, piano Edition Michael Frauenlob Bauer MFB 011-012, 33.3 RPM (1989). Charles Ives: Die vier Sonaten für Violine und Klavier - Largo für Violine und Klavier
ca. 1991 Gregory Fulkerson, violin; Robert Shannon, piano BRIDGE 9024A/B, CD (1991). Charles Ives: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano
ca. 1991, Newton County High School Auditorium, Covington, GA. Alexander Ross, Violin; Richard Zimdars, piano Bay Cities BCD 1026, CD (1991). Charles Ives: The Four Violin Sonatas
1994, Cedar House Sound and Mastering, North Sutton, NH. The Upper Valley Duo: Tim Schwarz, violin; Dan Weiser, piano Marquis Classics ERAD-179, CD (1996). An American Affair
July 9-10, 1995, Recital Hall, State University of New York, Purchase, NY. Glenn Dicterow, violin; Israela Margalit, piano EMI 7243 5 55406, CD (1996). EMI 50999 2 34450 2 4, CD (2008). Warner Classics 2344502, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Piano Trio, Violin Sonata Nos. 2 & 4.
December 1995, Tonstudio van Geest, Sandhausen, Germany. Hansheinz Schneeberger, violin; Daniel Cholette, piano ECM Records ECM-1605, CD (1999). ECM New Series ECM4499562, CD (2008). Sonatas for Violin and Piano Nos. 1-4
October 1, 1996 Nobu Wakabayashi, violin; Thomas Wise Arte Nova 74321 75495, CD (2000). Charles Ives: Gesamtwerk für Violine und Klavier: Complete Works for Violin and Piano
May 26-27, 1998, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University Shepherd School of Music, Houston, TX. Curt Thompson, violin; Rodney Waters, piano Naxos 8.559119, CD (2003). Charles Ives: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-4
December 21-22, 2001 and June 23-24, 2003, Philipszaal, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Heleen Hulst, violin; Gerard Bouwhuis, piano BVHAAST 1305/1405, CD (2005). Charles Ives: 5 Sonatas for Violin and Piano
July 13-15, 2004, Queen's College, Lefrak Hall, New York City, NY. Lisa Tipton, violin; Adrienne Kim, piano Capstone CPS-8760, CD (2005). Hammers & Strings: The Sonatas for Violin & Piano
December 14-17, 2004, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Jasper Wood, violin; David Riley, piano Endeavour Classics END-1012, CD (2005). Ives: Works for Violin & Piano
ca. 2011, Clubhouse Studios, Rhinebeck, New York Hilary Hahn, violin; Valentina Lisitsa, piano Deutsche Grammophon 00289 477 9435, CD (2011). Charles Ives: Four Sonatas
ca. 2012 Lena Johnson, piano; Karl-Ove Mannberg, violin Bluebell ABCD112, CD (2012). American Visions
ca. 2015 Mark Rush, violin; Tannis Gibson, piano Equilibrium 132, CD (2015). Barnstorming
January 2016, Brussels, Belgium Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds, violin; Dirk Herten, piano White Label 9789491980398, CD (2016). Charles E. Ives: Con Slugarocko - Sonatas for Violin and Piano Nos. 1-4
May 2016, Van Meter Auditorium, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky Ching-Yi Lin, violin; Zachary Lopes, piano MSR Classics 1553, CD (2017). American Sonatas for Violin and Piano
SONATA, VIOLIN & PIANO, NO. 3 (II-C-6) (62)
ca. 1940s, Los Angeles, CA. Sol Babitz, violin; Ingolf Dahl, piano in Alco set AR101 (sides AR1013; AR1014; Matrix numbers: B2149; B2150) 78 rpm (ca. 1947). Ives Concert (these artists gave the work its West Coast premiere late in 1940)
ca. 1948, New York City, NY. Madeleine Carabo, violin; Carol Robinson, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370871, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. Recorded from broadcast of WOR, New York (these artists performed the work in recitals in New York City November 11, 1946 & April 29, 1948).
September 1951, Greenough Studio, New York City, NY. Joan Field, violin; Leopold Mittman, piano Lyrichord LL17, 33.3 RPM (1951). Charles Ives: Sonatas #1 and #3
August 15-17, 1955, Fine Sound Studios, New York City, NY. Rafael Druian, violin; John Simms, piano Mercury MG5 0097, 33.3 RPM (1956). Philips PHC9019 in set PHC2002, electronic stereo 33.3 RPM (1966). Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano
June 16-18, 1964, Judson Hall, New York City, NY. Paul Zukofsky, violin; Gilbert Kalish, piano. Recorded by David B. Hancock Folkways FM3347, 33.3 RPM (1964). Smithsonian Folkways FW03347, CD (2004). Charles Ives: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano
May 1973, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York City, NY Paul Zukofsky, violin; Gilbert Kalish, piano Nonesuch HB-73025, 33.3 RPM (1974). Sonatas for Violin & Piano
May 13 & 20, 1974, CBS 30th St. Studio, New York City, NY Marilyn Dubow, violin; Marsha Cheraskin Winokur, piano Musical Heritage Society MHS-3160, 33.3 RPM (1975). Sonata No. 2, for Violin and Piano - Sonata, No. 3, for Violin and Piano
October 29, 1974, Gideon F. Egner Memorial Chapel, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania Daniel Stepner, violin; John Kirkpatrick, piano Yale HSR W-356, CD (date of digital transfer not listed).
May 1975, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY Frank Glazer, piano; Millard Taylor, violin; Alan Harris, cello Vox SVBX-564, 33.3 RPM (1976). Charles Ives: Complete Chamber Music Vol. 1
December 18-21, 1979, (8 sessions, 2 per day), Columbia (CBS) 30th St. Studios, New York, NY Daniel Stepner, violin; John Kirkpatrick, piano Musical Heritage Society 824501, 33.3 RPM (1981). Musical Heritage Society 424501T, CD (1992). Musical Heritage Society 5291876, CD (2009). Charles Ives: Five Violin Sonatas
1989 Martin Mumelter, violin; Herman Henck, piano Edition Michael Frauenlob Bauer MFB 011-012, 33.3 RPM (1989). Charles Ives: Die vier Sonaten für Violine und Klavier - Largo für Violine und Klavier
1991 Gregory Fulkerson, violin; Robert Shannon, piano BRIDGE 9024A/B, CD (1991). Charles Ives: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano
ca. 1991, Newton County High School Auditorium, Covington, GA. Alexander Ross, Violin; Richard Zimdars, piano Bay Cities BCD 1026, CD (1991). Charles Ives: The Four Violin Sonatas
August 1, 1994, Electronic Music Studio, School of Music, University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana, IL. Tim Lane, flute; Barbara Wimunc-Pearson, piano Zuma Records ZMA-104, CD (1994). Shards of Glass: Romantic 20th Century Flute Music (transcribed for flute by Tim Lane)
April 1994, the Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City, NY. Todd Palmer, clarinet; Carol Archer, piano Koch 3-7148-2H1, CD (1995). Hermit Songs
November 21, 1995 Nobu Wakabayashi, violin; Thomas Wise, piano. Arte Nova 74321 75495, CD (2000). Charles Ives: Gesamtwerk für Violine und Klavier: Complete Works for Violin and Piano
December 1995, Tonstudio van Geest, Sandhausen, Germany Hansheinz Schneeberger, violin; Daniel Cholette, piano ECM Records ECM-1605, CD (1999). ECM New Series ECM4499562, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Sonatas for Violin and Piano

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