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
ORCHESTRAL SET NO. 1 or A NEW ENGLAND SYMPHONY: THREE PLACES IN NEW ENGLAND; i. THE "ST. GAUDENS" IN BOSTON COMMON (COL. SHAW AND HIS COLORED REGIMENT); ii. PUTNAM'S CAMP, REDDING, CONNECTICUT; iii. THE HOUSATONIC AT STOCKBRIDGE (I-A-5) (7)
see also THE HOUSATONIC AT STOCKBRIDGE
ca. 1948, Hollywood, CA. Janssen Symphony of Los Angeles; Werner Janssen, conductor Artist 1404 in Artist set JS13, 78 rpm disc (1949). Artist 100, 33.3 RPM (1949). Everest LPBR6118, 33.3 RPM (1964). Everest SDBR3118, electronic stereo 33.3 RPM (1964). Essential Media Group, CD (2012). Four American Landscapes. (iii. only)
1953, Grosse Saal of the Musikverein, Vienna, Austria. American Recording Society Orchestra (i.e., Vienna Symphony Orchestra); Walter Hendl, conductor American Recording Society ARS27 (Matrix: E2KL7749), 10-inch 33.3 RPM (1953). American Recording Society ARS-116 (Matrix: E4KP1411), 33.3 RPM (ca. 1954). Desto D403, 33.3 RPM (1964). Desto DST6403, electronic stereo 33.3 RPM (1964). El Records ACMEM 146, CD (2008). Three Places in New England. A Radical in a Suit and Tie.
May 5, 1957, Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY. EastmanRochester Orchestra; Howard Hanson, conductor Mercury MG 50149, 33.3 RPM (1958). Mercury SR 90149, stereo 33.3 RPM (1959). Mercury C 90149, stereo tape, 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4 track (ca. 1959). Philips 30117, stereo tape cassette (1969). Philips 839.262, 33.3 RPM (year unlisted, France). Mercury MMA 11010, 33.3 RPM (1959, England). Mercury AMS 16083, stereo 33.3 RPM (1961, England). Mercury SRI-75035, stereo 33.3 RPM (year unlisted). Philips, 6851128, 33.3 RPM (1982, Madrid). Mercury 432 755, CD (1991). Mercury Living Presence 4756274, CD (2004). Charles Ives: Three Places in New England - Symphony No. 3. Howard Hanson conducts American Masterworks.
February 17, 1964, Philadelphia, PA. The Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conductor Columbia ML6084 (Matrix: XLP-78640), 33.3 RPM (1965). Columbia MS6684 (Matrix: XXSM78642), 33.3 RPM (1965). Columbia ML6415 (Matrix: XXLP-117630), 33.3 RPM (1967). Columbia MS7015 (Matrix: XXSM117632), stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). Columbia MQ919, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1967). Columbia MS7111 (Matrix: XXSM135766), stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). Columbia MQ991, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1968). C.B.S. SBRG72646, stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). Columbia Special Products P 13601, 33.3 RPM (1977). Sony Classical SBK-89290, CD (2000). Sony Classical SBK-87967, CD (2003). Copland: A Lincoln Portrait. Three Places in New England. The World of Charles Ives. Charles Ives Symphony No. 1. The Enjoyment of Music: The Norton Series. Bernstein Conducts Ives. Symphony no. 1 in D minor - Three places in New England - Robert Browning Overture. String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2.
February 15, 1967, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL. Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Morton Gould, conductor RCA Victor LM2959 (Matrix: URRM-1281), 33.3 RPM (1967). RCA Victor LSC2959 (Matrix: URRS1283), stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). RCA Victor TR35011, stereo tape; 33/4 i.p.s.; 4track (1967). R.C.A. RB6719 & SB6719; stereo, 33.3 RPM (1967, England). Orchestral set no. 2 - Putnam's camp, Redding, Connecticut - Robert Browning overture (ii. only)
October 11, 1969 Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Boston Symphony Orchestra Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038374063, 1/4 inch sound tape reel.
December 18, 1969 Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Boston Symphony Orchestra Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038374063, 1/4 inch sound tape reel.
January 26, 1970, Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. Boston Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Deutsche Grammophon 2530.048, stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). Deutsche Grammophon 3300.017, stereo tape cassette (1971). Deutsche Grammophon M89418, stereo tape cartridge (1971). Deutsche Grammophon L3048, stereo tape; 7I/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1971). Deutsche Grammophon 410 933-1, 33.3 RPM (1977). Deutsche Grammophon 439 501-2, CD (1987). Deutsche Grammophon 423 243-2, CD (1988). Deutsche Grammophon 439 480-2, CD (1994). 20/21 Music of Our Time 524 704-2, CD (2000). Deutsche Grammophon 289 463 633-2, CD (2001). Deutsche Grammophon 4791048, CD (2013). Ives: Concord Sonata, Three Places in New England, Central Park in the Dark. The History of Classical Music on 100 CDs: From Gregorian Chant to Górecki.
ca. 1973 The Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conductor ARSA 389 1100, 33.3 RPM (1973).
December 11, 1974, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA The Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conductor RCA ARL1-1682, 33.3 RPM (1976). Charles Ives: Three Places in New England - Roy Harris: Symphony No. 3
ca. 1976 Yale Symphony Orchestra; C. William Harwood, conductor Self-Released 1005A-1005D, 33.3 RPM (1976). [iii. only]
January 11, 1976, Severence Hall, Cleveland, OH The Cleveland Orchestra; Lorin Maazel, music director TRW T1976 (pressed by Columbia Records), 33.3 RPM (1976). TRW presents The Sounds of America: 1776-1976
June 3, 1978, Sound 80 Recording Studios, (Studio 1) 2709 East 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor Sound 80 S80-DLR-101, SPCO-622, 33.3 RPM (1978). Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring - Charles Ives: Three Places in New England
June 29, 1985, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL. Chicago Symphony Orchestra; James Levine Chicago Symphony Orchestra CSO-CD-04-1, CD (2004). Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The First 100 Years (Special edition: not for retail sale)
ca. 1987 Nationaal Jeugd Orkest; Adam Gatehouse, conductor Attacca/Babel 8740-3, 33.3 RPM (1987). Charles Ives: Three Places in New England - Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1911)
February and May 1990, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Orchestra New England; James Sinclair, conductor Koch 3-7025-2, CD (1990). The Orchestral Music of Charles Ives
May 7, 1991, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, MO. St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor RCA Victor 09026-61222-2, CD (1992). Time Life Music R964-07, CD (1993). Musical Heritage Society 513954T, CD (1995). Symphony No. 3 - The Unanswered Question - Three Places in New England. Symphony No. 3.
July 22-25, 1991, Lisbon, Portugal. The Gulbenkian Orchestra; Max Rabinovitsj, leader; Michel Swierczewski, conductor Nimbus Records NI-5316, CD (1992). Nimbus Records NI-1424, CD (1992). (Third movement only). Orchestral Works - Charles Ives.
ca. 1993, Germany Bill Frisell, guitar Nonesuch 79301 (1993). Have a Little Faith (arranged by Bill Frisell, includes borrowed excerpts)
April 1993, Performing Arts Center, State University of NY at Purchase, NY. Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Gilbert Kalish, piano Deutsche Grammophon 439 869-2, CD (1994). Deutsche Grammophon 457 911-2, CD (1999). A Set of Pieces: Music by Charles Ives
June 1993, Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH. The Cleveland Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 443 776-2, CD (1995). Decca 466 745-2, CD (2000). Three Places in New England - Orchestra Set No. 2. Ives: The Symphonies - Orchestral Sets 1 & 2.
1994 New York Philharmonic; Kurt Masur, conductor New York Philharmonic NYP-9915, CD (1999). An American Celebration: Selections from the New 10-CD Set
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
May 1995, Eugene McDermott Hall at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX. Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton, conductor Dorian Recordings DOR-90224, CD (1996). Sono Luminus DOR90224, CD (1996). An American Tapestry
ca. 1997 The Boston Pops Orchestra; Keith Lockhart, conductor RCA Victor 09026-68786-2, CD (1997). American Visions
September 30, October 1-3, 1999, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA. San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; San Francisco Symphony Chorus; Vance George, Director BMG 09026-63703-2, CD (2002). Gramophone Magazine GCD0402 (United Kingdom, 2002). Charles Ives: An American Journey
March 31, 2000, Brussels, Belgium Flemish Radio Orchestra; Paul McCreesh, conductor Record Label and Number Unlisted, CD (2000).
June 5-7, 2006, June 19, 2007 Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus; James Sinclair, conductor Naxos 8.559353, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Orchestral Sets Nos. 1-3 (Sinclair)
ca. 2007 Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Markus Stenz, conductor ABC Classics 476 6339, CD (2007). ABC Classics 5761568, CD (2017). Modernist Classics
ca. 2010 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; John Adams, conductor Radio Nederland Wereldomroep RCO 11004, CD (2011). Live: The Radio Recordings 1990-2000
January 6-8 and April 13, 2014, Kings Place, London, England, United Kingdom Aurora Orchestra; Nicholas Collon, conductor Warner Classics 0825646327911, CD (2015). Roadtrip [iii. only]
April 8, 9, 11, and 13, 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 11, 13, and 14, 2016, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington Seattle Symphony and Chorale; Ludovic Morlot, conductor Seattle Symphony Media SSM1015 (2017). Ives: Three Places In New England - Orchestral Set No. 2 - New England Holidays
ORCHESTRAL SET NO. 2; i. AN ELEGY TO OUR FOREFATHERS; ii. THE ROCKSTREWN HILLS JOIN IN THE PEOPLE'S OUTDOOR MEETING; iii. FROM HANOVER SQUARE NORTH, AT THE END OF A TRAGIC DAY, THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE AGAIN AROSE (I-A-6) (8)
February 15, 1967, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL. Members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus; Margaret Hillis, director; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Morton Gould, conductor RCA Victor LM2959 (Matrix: URRM-1281), 33.3 RPM (1967). RCA Victor LSC2959 (Matrix: URRS1283), stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). RCA Victor TR35011, stereo tape; 3 3/4 i.p.s.; 4track (1967). R.C.A. RB6719 & SB6719, stereo 33.3 RPM (1967, England). RCA Victor R8S5051, stereo tape cartridge (1969). BMG 74321 29246, CD (1995). Orchestra Set No. 2; Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connecticut; Robert Browning Overture. Orchestral Set No. 2. Symphony no. 1 in D minor; The Unanswered Question; Robert Browning Overture; Orchestral Suite No. 2 - Charles Ives
June 1970, Kingsway Hall, London, England, UK. London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Leopold Stokowski, conductor; Arthur Oldham, chorus master London 448 956-2, CD (1996). Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite; Ives: Orchestral Suite No. 2
June 18, 1970, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK. London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Leopold Stokowski, conductor London Records 433 017-2, CD (1991). Intaglio INCD-7421, CD (1992). Music & Arts CD-787, CD (1993). Yale HSR W-402, CD (2010). Charles Ives - Herrmann, Stokowski - Symphony No. 2, Orchestral Set No. 2. L'Ascension. Leopold Stokowski conducts Messiaen, Ives, Britten & Barber.
June 23, 1971, Kingsway Hall, London, England, UK London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Leopold Stokowski, conductor London SPC-21060, 33.3 RPM (1971). Charles Ives: Orchestral Set Number 2 - Messiaen: L'Ascension
October 30-31, 1993, Corbett Auditorium, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati Philharmonic Orchestra; Gerhard Samuel, conductor; C.C.M., C.C.M. Percussion Ensemble; C.C.M. Choir Centaur CRC-2205, CD (1994). Charles Ives: Universe Symphony - Orchestral Set No. 2 - The Unanswered Question
January 1994, Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH. The Cleveland Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor; The Cleveland Chorus; Gareth Morrell, conductor London 289 443 776-2, CD (1995). Decca 466 745-2, CD (2000). Charles Ives: Three places in New England, Orchestral set no. 2 - Carl Ruggles: Sun-treader, Men and mountains - Ruth Crawford Seeger: Andante for strings. Ives: The Symphonies - Orchestral Sets 1 & 2.
ca. 1995, Amsterdam, Netherlands The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Sony Music Special Products A6A 26259, CD (1995). Listen: Third Brief Edition [ii. only]
June 5-7, 2006, June 19, 2007 Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus; James Sinclair, conductor Naxos 8.559353, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Orchestral Sets Nos. 1-3 (Sinclair)
June 26, 28, 30 2014, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Andrew Davis, conductor Chandos CHSA 5174, CD (2017). Ives - Orchestral Works, Vol. 3
June 15, 17, 2016, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington Seattle Symphony and Chorale; Ludovic Morlot, conductor Seattle Symphony Media SSM1015 (2017). Ives: Three Places In New England - Orchestral Set No. 2 - New England Holidays
ORCHESTRAL SET NO. 3; i. Andante moderato; ii. During Camp Meetin' week- One Secular Afternoon (in Bethel); iii. Andante (I-A-8) (9)
(First movement only, realized by David Porter)
February 21, 1982 The Pacific Symphony Orchestra; Keith Clark, conductor Andante AD-72402, LP (1983). Varese Sarabande VCD-47211, CD (1984). Harris: Symphony No. 6 “Gettysburg” - Ives: Overture from the Third orchestral set. Music of Barber, Copland, and Ives.
ORCHESTRAL SET NO. 3; i. Andante moderato; ii. During Camp Meetin' week- One Secular Afternoon (in Bethel); iii. Andante (I-A-8) (9)
October 1983, State College, PA James Ostryniec, oboe; Paul Hoffman, piano. Alard Quartet: Joanne Zagst and Donald Hopkins, violins; Raymond Page, viola; Leonard Feldman, cello CRI SD-501, LP (1984). James Ostryniec, oboe (*see descriptive catalog, listed as Adagio Sostenuto, chamber version)
June 5-7, 2006, June 19, 2007 Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus; James Sinclair, conductor Naxos 8.559353, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Orchestral Sets Nos. 1-3 (Sinclair)
PUTNAM'S CAMP, REDDING, CONNECTICUT
see ORCHESTRAL SET NO. 1
SYMPHONY NO. 1 (I-A-1) (1)
May 11, 1938, Melotone Recording Co., New York City, NYC Charles Edward Ives, piano CRI CD-810, CD (1999). Ives Plays Ives: The Composer at the Piano in Four Recording Sessions, 1933-1943 Disc III Side [5]; (rejected mvt. 2 (Largo))
November 6, 1965, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Morton Gould, conductor RCA Victor LM2893 (Matrix numbers: SRRM6078; SRRM6079), 33.3 RPM (1966). RCA Victor LSC2893 (stereo; Matrix numbers: SRRS6080; SRRS608 1), 33.3 RPM (1966). RCA Victor FTC222 1, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1967). RCA Victor TR35011, stereo tape; 33/4 i.p.s.; 4track (1967). RCA Victor R8S505 1, stereo tape cartridge (1969). R.C.A. RB6687 & SB6687, stereo 33.3 RPM (1967, England). BMG 74321 29246, CD (1995). Orchestral Set No. 2 - Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connecticut - Robert Browning overture

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