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, 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
May 11, 1963, McMillin Theatre, Columbia University, New York City, NY. James Tenney, piano (ii. only) Recorded from WKCR-FM broadcast of concert.
August 1967- January 1968, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York City, NY. Alan Mandel, piano Madison Sound Studios, Inc. Desto DST6459DST6460 in set DST6458DST6461, 33.3 RPM (1968). Vox Box CD3X-3034, CD (1995). Complete Works for Piano. Works for Piano.
March 28, 29, 1968, New York City, NY. John Kirkpatrick, piano Columbia MS7192 (Matrix numbers: XXSM137890, XXSM137891), stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). C.B.S. SBRG72763; stereo 33.3 RPM (1969, England). Columbia Special Products CSM 938-44, 33.3 RPM (1969). (3rd movement only) Sony Classical 88875061902, CD (2015). Charles Ives: The "Concord" Sonata
February 7, 1969, evening, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. John Kirkpatrick, piano. Recorded during recital.
May 1971, Plenarsaal der Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich, Germany. Roberto Szidon, piano; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Downes, conductor Deutsche Grammophon 439 480-2, CD (1994). Deutsche Grammophon 00289 477 5440, CD (2005). Ives: Concord Sonata, Three Places in New England, Central Park in the Dark. Piano Music of the Americas.
June 12, 1971, Residenz, Plenarsaal der Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munch, Germany Roberto Szidon, piano; Walter Strangl, viola Deutsche Grammophon 2530215, 33.3 RPM (1972). Deutsche Grammophon 4791048, CD (2013). Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord, Mass. 1840-1860”: Three Page Sonata. The History of Classical Music on 100 CDs: From Gregorian Chant to Górecki.
ca. 1974 Hadassah Sahr, piano Critics Choice Records CC1705-7, 33.3 RPM (1974). Piano Sonata No. 2: "Concord, Mass. 1840-1860"
October 28, 1974, Gideon F. Egner Memorial Chapel, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania John Kirkpatrick, piano Yale HSR W-358, CD (date of digital transfer not listed).
September 27-29, 1976, New York City, NY. Gilbert Kalish, piano; Samuel Baron, flute; John Graham, viola Nonesuch H-71337, 33.3 RPM (1977). Elektra Nonesuch 9 71337-2, CD (year unlisted). Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord, Mass. 1840-1860"
ca. 1976 Temple High School Band (1975-1976); David Stockburger, conductor Precision Custom Recording T75-76, 33.3 RPM (1976) [iii. only] Temple High School 1975-1976: Temple, Texas arr. Richard Thurston
ca. 1976 Roger Shields, piano Vox Productions SVBX 5303, 33.3 RPM (1976). Vox Box CD3X-3027, CD (1993). CCLCDG1136, CD (2008). Piano Music in America: Vol. II: 1900-1945. Piano Music in America (1900-1945). A Gift To Be Simple: Music for Early America. (iii. only)
ca. 1976 Nina Deutsch, piano Voxbox CDX-5089, CD (1993). Ives: Solo Piano Music
June 22, 1978, the studios of the Czech Radio (Cesky Rozhlas), Prague, Czechoslovakia Yvar Mikhashoff, piano; Josef Jelinek, flute (in IV). Spectrum SR-120, 33.3 RPM (1980). Mode 262/65, CD (1992). Charles Ives: Concord Sonata
July 1978, Hochschule für Musik, Munich, Germany. Herbert Henck, piano; Georgi Georgiev, viola; Hermann Klemeyer, flute Wergo WER 60080, 33.3 RPM (1978). Wergo WER-60080-50, CD (1988). Charles Ives: Concord-Sonate
April 1981, Great Hall, Cooper Union, New York City, NY. Leo Smit, piano MusicMasters MMD-60105, CD (1986). A Crazy Quilt of American Piano Music
ca. 1982 The Yale University Concert Band; Richard Thurston, director Stith Custom Records KM-10073, 33.3RPM (year unlisted). Down the Field
ca. 1982 Ruth Duncan McDonald, piano Musical Heritage Society MHS-4907W, 33.3 RPM (1984). Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 (Concord, Mass., 1840-60)
ca. 1984, McGill University, Montreál, Canada Tom Plaunt, piano McGill University Records 83018, 33.3 RPM (1984). Tom Plaunt Plays Charles Ives
ca. 1985, Norway Kjell Bækkelund, piano Polydor 825697-1, 33.3. RPM (1985, Norway). Charles Ives: Kjel Bækkelund: Piano Sonata No. 2
July 4, 1986, Kirche Blumenstein, Stockental, Switzerland. Werner Bärtschi, piano; Alexandre Magnin, flute; Daniel Corti, viola Ex libris CD-6057, CD (1989). Charles Ives: 2 Klaviersonate: "Concord, Mass., 1840-1860"
December 4, 1987 Louise Bessette, piano CBC Records: MVCD-1041, CD (1991). Ives: Sonata No. 2: Extraits des Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus
March 10-11, 1988, Nova Hall, Japan. Chie Sato Roden, piano ALM Records ALCD-31, CD (year unlisted). Charles Ives: Concord Sonata
July 18-19, 1988, RCA Studio A, New York City, NY. Marc-André Hamelin, piano New World Records NW-378-2, CD (1989). Charles Ives: Sonata No. 2 ("Concord, Mass., 1840-1860)
October 20-21, 1988, St. Mary's Church, Hatfield Broad Oak, UK. Joanna MacGregor, piano LDR CD-1004, CD (1989). American Piano Classics: Joanna MacGregor (iii. only)
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
July 31, 1989, Earl V. Moore Recital Hall at the University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor, MI. Donna Coleman, piano; Jonathan C. Sills, flute (Thoreau) Etcetera KTC-1079, CD (1989). Charles Ives: Concord Sonata: Three-Page Sonata: Four Transcriptions from Emerson
April 8-9, 1990, Focus Recording, Copenhagen, Denmark Per Salo, piano; Jesper Jørgensen, viola (I. Emerson); Toke Lund Christiansen (flute) Kontrapunkt 32046, CD (1990). Piano Sonata No. 2: "Concord, Mass., 1840-1860"
January 10-12, 1991, WFMT Chicago, Chicago IL. Easley Blackwood, piano; Richard Graef, flute Cedille 90000 005, CD (1991). Cedille CDR-5002, CD (2000). Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord, Mass., 1840-1860" - Aaron Copland: Piano Sonata
December 1992 and September 1995, Villa Aurelia, American Academy, Rome, Italy. Richard Trythall, piano; Lauren Weiss, flute Centaur CRC 2285, CD (1996). Charles Ives: Sonata No. 2, "Concord, Mass." - Three Page Sonata - Some South-Paw Pitching - The Anti-Abolitionist Riots - Varied Air and Variations
1995 René Eckhardt, piano Brilliant Classics 9135, CD (1995). Ives: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2
October 18-20, 1995, IRCAM, Paris, France. Alexei Lubimov, piano; Laurent Verney, viola; Sophi Cherrier, flute Erato 0630 14638-2, CD (1996). Apex 0927 49515 2, CD (2003). Zig Zag Territories ZZT362, CD (2015). Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord" - Three Quarter-Tone Pieces. Ives-Berg-Webern: Concord.
ca. 1996, Steurbaut Sound Recording Centre, Ghent, Belgium. Daan Vandewalle, piano; Paul Klinck, violin; Bert Jacobs, flute René Gailly CD-87078, CD (1996). Charles E. Ives: Second Piano Sonata “Concord": Studies No. 22 - 23 - 9 - 21
June 1997, Espace de projection Ircam, Paris, France. Jay Gottlieb, piano Pianovox PIA-503-2, CD (1998). Pianovox PIA-542-2, CD (2001). Charles Ives - Jay Gottlieb. Charles Ives: Piano Music
October 11-13, 1997, the Sommer Center, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY. Jennifer Tao, piano Eroica JDT-3015, CD (year unlisted). Tao Piano (iii. only)
May 14th, 1998, Pieve San Martino, Palazzo Pignano, Cremona, Italy. Roberto Ramadori, piano Symposion 1SCL0602, CD (2002). Charles Edward Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 “Concord, Mass., 1840-60” First Italian Recording of the Concord Sonata. Second Edition 1947 (Associated Music Publishers Inc., New York). Booklet by Laura Ramadori.
December 17, 1998, 52nd Annual Midwest Clinic, Hilton Ballroom and Towers, Chicago, IL "The President's Own" United States Marine Band and Chamber Ensembles; Lt. Col Timothy W. Foley Mark 2966-MCD, CD (1999) [iii. only] The Fifty-Second Annual Midwest Clinic, 1998
December 11, 1998, Giessen, Germany. Peter Geisselbrecht, piano Acheulian Handaxe AHA 0804, CD (2008). Charles E. Ives: Concord Sonata - Federico Mompou: Música Callada
ca. 1999 Bojan Gorisek, piano Audiophile Classics 101.059, CD (1999). Concord Sonata
June 29-30, July 30, and November 23, 1999, Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase, NY. Anthony de Mare, piano CRI CD-837, CD (2000). Wizards and Wildmen
July 15-22 1999, Chapin Hall, Williamstown, MA. Robert Shannon, piano Palexa CD-0521, CD (2000). Piano sonata no. 23 in F minor, op. 57: Ludwig van Beethoven. Charles Ives: Piano sonata no. 2 (Concord, Mass. 1840-1860), excerpts. Artist's proofs: Scott Wheeler. Maurice Ravel: Alborada del gracioso (from Miroirs). Igor Stravinsky: Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka.
November 19, 1999, Manifestamusica Festival, Quarrata PT, Italy. Giorgio Morozzi, piano; Edoardo Rosadini, viola; Arcadio Baracchi, flute Materiali Sonori CD-90122, CD (2000). Sonata No. 2 "Concord, Mass. 1840-1860"
May 11-13, 2000, and October 11, 13, 15, 2000, Patrych Recording, New York City, NY. Lara Downes, piano Postcards 7720022, CD (2001). American Ballads: Solo Piano
September 15, 2000 (Orchestral transcription:) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor Innova 414, CD (2007). Henry Brant - Charles Ives
August 2001, Parr St. Studios, Liverpool, UK. Joanna MacGregor, piano Sound Circus SC-007, CD (2001). ENJ-9438, CD (2003). Play (iii. Only)
ca. 2002 Philip Mead, piano Metier MSV CD-92037, CD (2002). Varied Air: Charles Ives: the piano music
January 30-31, 2002, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto, Canada. Steven Mayer, piano Naxos 8.559221, CD (2004). Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 - The Celestial Railroad
ca. 2003 Trevor Stephenson, 1850 Parlor Grand Piano Light & Shadow Label (number unlisted), CD (2003). The Americans: Music of Joplin, Ives, Foster & Others [iii. only]
ca. 2003 Eugene List, piano Museum Music (unlisted), CD (2003). American Attitude: Influential American Music: 1868-1919 [iii. only]
June 2-6, 2003, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA. "The President's Own" United States Marine Band; Colonel Timothy W. Foley. USMB CD-19, CD (2003). Naxos 8.570559, CD (2007). Charles Ives's America. Charles Ives: Variations on 'America' - Old Home Days - 'The Alcotts'. (Band arrangement: Alcotts only)
April 5-6, 2004, Henry Wood Hall, London, UK. Marc-André Hamelin, piano; Jaime Martin, flute Hyperion CDA-67469, CD (2004). Ives Concord Sonata: Barber Piano Sonata
January 7-10, 2004, Großer Saal, Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria. Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; Tabea Zimmerman, viola; Emmanuel Pahud, flute Warner Classsics 2564 60297-2, CD (2004). Warner Classics 5195024, CD (2010). Teldec 2564660448, CD (2012). Concord Sonata - Songs

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