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
CONCORD SONATA
see SONATA, PIANO, NO. 2
CONCORD, MASS., 1840-60
see SONATA, PIANO, NO. 2
EMERSON
see SONATA, PIANO, NO.2: i.,See TRANSCRIPTIONS FROM EMERSON
HAWTHORNE
see SONATA, PIANO, NO. 2: ii.
HE GREW IN THOSE SEASONS
see THOREAU
IN THE INN
see SET FOR THEATRE ORCHESTRA: ii., see SONATA, PIANO, NO. 1: ii/b.
PIANO SONATA
see SONATA, PIANO
SONATA, PIANO, NO. 1 (III-A-1) (87)
see also SET FOR THEATRE ORCHESTRA: ii.
March 31, 1939 (Broadcast date), New York City, NY John Kirkpatrick, piano (ii/b. IN THE INN only); Recorded from broadcast of WABC, New York
April 9, 1945, the Liederkranz Society Building, NYC John Kirkpatrick, piano Columbia 72535D in set MM749 (Matrix: XCO345671), 78rpm (1948). Sonata No. 2 (Concord. Mass., 1840-1860) and In the Inn (ii/b. IN THE INN only)
December 1, 1950, New York City, NY William Masselos, piano Columbia ML4490 (Matrix numbers: XLP4450; XLP4451), 33.3 RPM (1953). Odyssey 32160059, 33.3 RPM (1967). Piano Sonata No. 1. Piano Sonata No. 1 (1902-1909). (NOTE: the pianist gave the work its first public performance February 17, 1949)
August 28 or 29, 1963, Hartman Rehearsal Hall, Hopkins Ctr, Dartmouth College, NH James Sykes, piano Folkways FM3348, 33.3 RPM (1964). Smithsonian Folkways FW03348, CD (2004). Charles Ives: The Short Piano Pieces (ii/b. IN THE INN only)
February 17, 18, 1966, Webster Hall, New York City, NY William Masselos, piano (see note on Dec. 1, 1950 entry above). RCA Victor LM2941 (Matrix numbers: TRRM2224; TRRM2225), 33.3 RPM (1967). RCA Victor LSC2941 (Matrix numbers: TRRS2226; TRRS2227), stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). R.C.A. RB6709 & SB6709; stereo 33.3 RPM (1967, England). Musical Heritage Society 522732F, CD (1991). El Records ACMEM 146, CD (2008). Piano Sonata No. 1 (1902-1909). A Radical in a Suit and Tie.
January 1967, Copenhagen, Denmark Noel Lee, piano Nonesuch H1169, 33.3 RPM (1967). Nonesuch H71169, stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). Nonesuch E1169, stereo tape; 3 3/4 i.p.s.; 4track (1968). Nonesuch X51169, stereo tape cassette (1968). Nonesuch M81169, stereo tape cartridge (1969). Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No. 1
August 1967- January 1968, Rutgers Pres. Church, NYC, Madison Sound Studios, Inc. Alan Mandel, piano Desto DST6461 in set DST6458DST-6461, stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). Vox Box CD3X-3034, CD (1995). Complete Works for Piano. Works for Piano.
August 31, 1969, Chicago, IL John Cobb, piano Recorded from broadcast of WFMT, Chicago
ca. 1976 Nina Deutsch, piano Voxbox CDX-5089, CD (1993). Ives: Solo Piano Music
ca. 1979 Carl-Axel Dominique, piano Dagvisa DAG 02-1002 Stereo, 33.3 RPM (1979). Carl-Axel Dominique
September 30, 1981, Colden Auditorium, Queens College, New York City, NY John Cobb, piano Spectrum SR-155, 33.3 RPM (1982). Charles Ives: First Piano Sonata
November 1983, München, BR (Studio 3), Munich, Germany Herbert Henck, piano Wergo WER 60101 (1984), 33.3 RPM (1984). Wergo WER 60101-50, CD (1984). Sonate für Klavier Nr. 1
March and May 1989, Clapp Recital Hall, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA John Jenson, piano Music & the Arts CD-630, CD (1990). Charles Ives: Piano Sonatas - John Jensen
January-February 1991, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London, England Peter Lawson, piano Erato 2435619285, CD (2001). Virgin Classics 0777 7 59316 2 4, CD (2003). EMI 50999 2 34469, CD (2008). American Piano Sonatas: Volume 2. Sonata for Piano.
August 9, 1991, part of series of concerts by Radio France Eric Watson, piano Accord 201862, CD (France, 2000). Charles Ives: 1ere Sonate - Three-Page Sonata - The Anti-Abolitionist Riots - Etude No. 20
August 26-28, 1992, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, Australia Donna Coleman, piano Etcetera KTC-1147, CD (1992). Charles Ives: Piano Sonata N. 1 - 4 Studies - Varied Air Variations - Waltz-Rondo
ca. 1995 René Eckhardt, piano Brilliant Classics 9135, CD (1995). Ives: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2
April 1996, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, Australia Donna Coleman, piano ABC Classics 454 519-2, CD (1996). Rags to Riches: A Syncopated Century (ivb. only)
January 2000, Morse Recital Hall, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Sara Laimon, piano Mode 93, CD (2001). Copland: Piano Fantasy - Ives: Piano Sonata No. 1
June 2000, the Rolston Recital Hall at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Music and Sound Program, Alberta, Canada James Nalley, piano Eroica JDT-3097, CD (2002). Charles Ives - Aaron Copland
ca. 2002 Philip Mead, piano Metier MSV CD-92037, CD (2002). Varied Air: Charles Ives: the piano music
2007 or 2008, Ramsey Concert Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA Richard Zimdars, piano Albany TROY-1126, CD (2009). American Piano Music: 1900-1930
August 2008, The Gardner Museum, Boston, MA. Andrew Rangell, piano Bridge 9294, CD (2009). Anthony Korf: Presences from Aforetime
September 10-12, 2008, Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, NY Jeremy Denk, piano Think Denk Media TDM-2567, CD (2010). Jeremy Denk plays Ives
December 23rd, 2009 Rene Eckhardt, piano; Eleonore Pameijer, flute Brilliant Classics 9135, CD (2009). Ives: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2
ca. 2012, Roslindale, Massachusetts Paul Carlson, piano Alquilot Recordings 0002, CD (2012). Piano music of Charles Ives & Ruth Crawford Seeger Recorded by John Weston at Futura Productions
ca. 2013 Philippe Keler, piano Soupir Editions S220, CD (2013). Concord: Sonates pour Piano
ca. 2016 Einar Steen-Nokleberg, piano SWR Digital SWR10307, Digital (2016). Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No. 1
SONATA, PIANO, NO. 2 "CONCORD, MASS., 1840-60‚"; i. EMERSON; ii. HAWTHORNE; iii. THE ALCOTTS; iv. THOREAU (selections) (III-A-2) (88)
i. EMERSON see also TRANSCRIPTIONS FROM EMERSON; iv. THOREAU see also THOREAU
mid-1930s, probably New York City, NY. Charles Edward Ives, piano 7" Disc A Side [1] (Four Transcriptions from "Emerson," No. 1): CRI CD-810, CD (1999). 7" Disc A Side [2] (Four Transcriptions from "Emerson," No. 1): CRI CD-810, CD (1999). 8" Disc Side [1] (Four Transcriptions from "Emerson," No. 1): CRI CD-810, CD (1999). 8" Disc Side [2] (Four Transcriptions from "Emerson," No. 1): CRI CD-810, CD (1999). 10" Disc Side [1] (Four Transcriptions from "Emerson," No. 3): CRI CD-810, CD (1999). 10" Disc Side [2] (Four Transcriptions from "Emerson," No. 3): CRI CD-810, CD (1999). Ives Plays Ives: The Composer at the Piano in Four Recording Sessions, 1933-1943 Recorded on Speakophone discs;(NOTE 3); (i.: selections/ exerpts)
June 12, 1933, studio of Columbia Graphophone Co., Ltd., London, England Charles Edward Ives, piano CRI CD-810, CD (1999). TT_x001E_1419_x001E_2 (Four Transcriptions from "Emerson," No. 1 About the last quarter, or an improvision?): CRI CD-810, CD (1999). [no number] (Four Transcriptions from "Emerson," No. 3 Mm. 1-25 as Copy C). CRI CD-810, CD (1999). [no number] (Improvision on a passage common to Study No. 23) CRI CD-810, CD (1999). Ives Plays Ives: The Composer at the Piano in Four Recording Sessions, 1933-1943 (Selections/excerpts); (the two surviving test pressings known bear the matrix numbers:, TT-1419-1 and TT_x001E_1419_x001E_2; the matrices do not survive; NOTE 3. TT_x001E_1419_x001E_1 (Four Transcriptions from "Emerson," No 1 Mm. 1-39 as in Copy C, with improvisation).
May 11, 1938, Melotone Recording Co., New York City, NY Charles Edward Ives, piano Disc 1 Side [1]: (Four Transcriptions from "Emerson," No.3 ) CRI CD-810, CD (1999). Disc [III] Side 5: (Mvt. 2 ("Hawthorne") Like the opening material; ends with "I'll go on") CRI CD-810, CD (1999). Ives Plays Ives: The Composer at the Piano in Four Recording Sessions, 1933-1943 (selections/ exerpts)
March 24, 1939 (i & iii); March 31, 1939 (ii, iv, a portion of iv. as a closing), New York City, NY. John Kirkpatrick, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370764, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. Recorded from broadcasts of WABC, New York
March 31, 1939, New York City, NY John Kirkpatrick, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370772, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. (Concert for WABC, Champion Recording Company)
September 28, 1939, WPA Community Building Theatre, The World's Fair, New York City, NY. John Kirkpatrick, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371556, 78 RPM Test Pressing. Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371549, 78 RPM Test Pressing. [i. and ii] Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371531, 78 RPM Test Pressing. [ii. and iii.] Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371523, 78 RPM Test Pressing. [iii. and iv.] Recorded from WNYC broadcast of recital.
January 20, 1939, Town Hall, New York City, NY. John Kirkpatrick, piano. Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371713, 78 RPM Test Pressing. [i. part I] Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371705, 78 RPM Test Pressing. [i. part II] Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371689, 78 RPM Test Pressing. [i. part 4, ii. part 1] Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371762, 78 RPM Test Pressing. [iii. only] Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002128474575, 78 RPM Test Pressing. [iv. part 1] Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371739, 78 RPM Test Pressing. [iv. part 3] (First public performance. The final portion of iv., played as an encore, was also recorded.) Recorded during recital.
February 24, 1939, Town Hall, New York City, NY. John Kirkpatrick, piano. Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371630, 78 RPM Test Pressing. [ii. part 1] Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371655, 78 RPM Test Pressing. [iii. part 2, iv. part 1] Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371648, 78 RPM Test Pressing. [iv. part 2]
March 24, 1943, St. Louis, MO. John Kirkpatrick, piano (i., ii., & the beginning of iii.); Recorded from broadcast of KMOX, St. Louis
April 24, 1943, New York City, NY. Charles Edward Ives, piano Disc [A] Side [1] (Passages from 2nd Piano Sonata- Nos. 2 & 4): CRI CD-810, CD (1999). Disc [A] Side [2] (Sonata No. 2, mvt. 1) CRI CD-810, CD (1999). Disc [B] Side [2] (Four Transcriptions from "Emerson," no. 3) CRI CD-810, CD (1999). Disc [F] (Sonata No. 2 for Piano: Concord, Mass, mvt. 3 "The Alcotts"). CRI CD-810, CD (1999). Ives Plays Ives: The Composer at the Piano in Four Recording Sessions, 1933-1943 (NOTE 3) (selections/ exerpts)
April 9, 1945, the Liederkranz Society Building, New York City, NY. John Kirkpatrick, piano Columbia MM749 (record numbers: 72535D through 72539D; Matrix numbers: XCO345581, XCO345591, XCO345601, XCO345611, XCO345621, XCO345631, XCO345641, XCO345651, XCO345661) 78 rpm (1948). Columbia ML4250 (Matrix numbers: XLP1639, XLP1640), 33.3 RPM (1950). Sonata No. 2 (Concord. Mass., 1840-1860) and In the Inn
May 1960, Leipzig, Germany. Manfred Reinelt, piano; Walter Krummsdorf, flute Eterna 8 28 017, 33.3 RPM (1989). Berlin Classics 0092112, CD (1998). Naive MO782096, CD (2012). [iii. only] Charles Ives: Concord Sonate. d'un siècle à l'autre: from one century to the next
March 9, 10, 1961, the Steinway Hall Auditorium, New York City, NY. George Pappastavrou, piano; Bonnie Lichter, flute Composers Recordings Inc. CRI150, 33.3 RPM (1962). Charles Ives: Second Piano Sonata: Concord, Mass., 1840-1860.
November 1961, LindströmStudio (Electrola), Cologne, Germany Aloys Kontarsky, piano; Theo Plumacher, viola; Willy Schwegler, flute Time 58005 (Matrix numbers: MB150N5; MB151N4), 33.3 RPM (1962). Time S8005 (Matrix numbers: SMB148W12; SMB149W12), 33.3 RPM (1962). Wergo WER 69402, CD (2010). Charles Ives: "Concord" Sonata. Earle Brown - A Life in Music - Vol. 5.

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