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
VARIATIONS ON "AMERICA"
ca. 2013 London Symphony Brass; Eric Crees, conductor Musical Concepts 1209, CD (2013). American Brass
March 27, 2014, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio The College of Wooster Scot Symphonic Band 2014; Thomas Roblee, conductor WOOSUB032714, CD (2014). The College of Wooster Scot Symphonic Band
April 24-27, 2014, Kresge Auditorium, Green Center for the Performing Arts, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana Depauw University Band; Craig Paré, conductor Mark Records 51289-MCD, CD (2015). United Artists
VARIATIONS/FANTASIA ON "JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN" (I-D-4) (52)
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). Charles Ives's America. Charles Ives: Variations on 'America' - Old Home Days - 'The Alcotts'.
A REVIVAL SERVICE
see QUARTET, STRINGS, NO. 1
ARGUMENTS
see QUARTET, STRINGS, NO. 2: ii. AT PARTING
CHORALE
see QUARTET, STRINGS, NO. 1: i., see SYMPHONY NO. 4
DISCUSSIONS
see QUARTET, STRINGS, NO. 2: i.
INTERMEZZO
December 1992, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Mondrian String Quartet: Jan Erik Van Regteren, violin; Edwin Blankensteijn, violin; Annette Bergman, viola; Eduard Van Regteren Altena, cello Etcetera KTC-1169, CD (1993). Charles Ives: Music for String Quartet
PRELUDE & FUGUE
see SYMPHONY NO. 4: i.
QUARTET, STRINGS, NO. 1: FROM THE SALVATION ARMY; i. CHORALE (later this movement was included in SYMPHONY NO. 4 and the other movements were renumbered); ii. PRELUDE; iii. OFFERTORY; iv. POSTLUDE (II-A-1) (57)
May 11, 1937, New York City, NY. Columbia String Orchestra; Bemard Herrmann, conductor (ii, iii, & iv, arranged for string orchestra by Bernard Herrman); Recorded from WABC broadcast (NOTE: the first half of ii. is missing)
March 16, 1943, New York City, NY. Columbia Concert Orchestra; Bernard Herrmann, conductor Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370814, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. Recorded from WABC broadcast; (I & ii, arranged for string orchestra by Bernard Herrmann)
March 16, 1943, New York City, NY. Columbia Concert Orchestra; Bernard Herrmann, conductor Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370822, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. Recorded from WABC broadcast. (ii & iii, arranged for string orchestra by Bernard Herrmann)
1963, Carl Fisher Hall, New York City, NY. The Kohon Quartet of New York University: Harold Kohon & Raymond Kunicki, violins; Bemard Zaslav, viola; Aaron Shapinsky, violoncello Vox DL1120 (Matrix: M1539A), 33.3 RPM (1964). Vox STDL501120 (Matrix: S-376A), stereo 33.3 RPM (1964). String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
November 28 & 29, 1966 and January 12, 1967, New York City, NY. The Juilliard String Quartet: Robert Mann & Earl Carlyss, violins; Raphael Hillyer, viola; Claus Adarn, violoncello Columbia ML6427 (Matrix: XXLP-118152), 33.3 RPM (1967). Columbia MS7027 (Matrix: XXSM118154) stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). C.B.S. SBRG72630; stereo 33.3 RPM (1968, England). C.B.S 64 282 (Matrix: S64282), 33.3 RPM (1974, Germany). Columbia Masterworks MP 39752, 33.3 RPM (1985). Sony Classical SBK-87967, CD (2003). Ives: The Two String Quartets. Ives: The String Quartets.
June 8 & 9, 1967, Barking Assembly Hall, Civic Ctr, Dagenham, Essex, England, UK. The Amici Quartet: Lionel Bentley & Michael Jones, violins; Christopher Wellington, viola; Peter Halling, violoncello Pye GGC4104, 33.3 RPM (1967, England). Pye GSGC14104, stereo 33.3 RPM (1967, England). String Quartet No. 1
March 1974, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 136 West 73rd St., New York City, NY The Concord String Quartet: Mark Sokol, violin; Andrew Jennings, violin; John Kochanowski, viola; Norman Fischer, cello Nonesuch H-71306, 33.3 RPM (1975). Charles Ives: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
September 17-18, 1988, Slosberg Auditorium, Brandeis University, Boston, MA. The Lydian String Quartet: Daniel Stepner, violin; Judith Eissenberg, violin; Mary Ruth Ray, viola; Rhonda Rider, cello Centaur CRC-2069, CD (1990). Charles Ives: The String Quartets
November 1990, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY. Emerson String Quartet: Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; David Finckel, cello Deutsche Grammophon 435864-2, CD (1992). Quartett für 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello Nr. 1
February 8-11, 2002 Leipziger Streichquartett: Andreas Seidel, violin; Tilman Büning, violin; Ivo Bauer, viola; Andreas Seidel, violin; Tilman Büning, violin; Ivo Bauer, viola; Matthias Moosdorf, violoncello MDG Gold MDG-307 1143, CD (2002). Ives: Complete Music for String Quartet
March 5-6, 2004, Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Blair String Quartet: Christian Teal, Cornelia Heard, violins; John Kochanowski, viola; Felix Wang, cello. Naxos 8.559178, CD (2006). Ives: String Quartets
ca. 2009 Ancia Saxophone Quartet: Matthew Sintchak, soprano saxophone; Joan Hutton, alto saxophone; David Milne, tenor saxophone; Angela Wyatt, baritone saxophone Naxos 8559616, CD (2009) [i. only] Short Stories: American Music for Saxophone Quartet (arr. M. Sintchak for saxophone quartet)
ca. 2017 Southwest High School Chamber Orchestra; Matthew Busse, conductor Mark Records 52611-MCD, CD (2017) [i. only] From the Beginning, Into the Future: The 70th Annual Midwest Clinic: International Band and Orchestra Conference 2016 (arr. R. Longfield)
QUARTET, STRINGS, NO. 2; i. DISCUSSIONS; ii. ARGUMENTS; iii. THE CALL OF THE MOUNTAINS (II-A-3) (58)
1946, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. The Walden String Quartet (Homer Schmitt & Bernard Goodman, violins; Eugene Weigel, viola; Robert Swenson, violoncello) Disc set 775, 78 rpm (ca. 1947). Period set SPLP501 (side numbers: 802807; Matrix Numbers: D802D807), 78rpm (ca. 1950). Period SPLP501, 33.3 RPM (1950). Folkways FM3369, 33.3 RPM (1967). Smithsonian Folkways, FW03369 (2004). Charles Ives: String Quartet No. 2: By The Walden String Quartet. Charles Ives: 2nd String Quartet - Alan Hovhaness: "Lousadzak" Concerto No. 1 for Piano & String Orchestra.
1963, Carl Fisher Hall, New York City, NY. The Kohon Quartet of New York University (Harold Kohon & Raymond Kunicki, violins; Bernard Zaslav, viola; Aaron Shapinsky, violoncello) Vox DL1120 (Matrix: M1539B), 33.3 RPM (1964). Vox STDL501120 (Matrix: S376B), stereo (1964). Turnabout TV34147, stereo (1967). Turnabout TV4147 & TV34147S, stereo 33.3 RPM (1968, England). Charles E. Ives: String Quartet No. 1 (1896) "A Revival Service”: String Quartet No. 2 (1907-1913)
March 20 &21, 1967, New York City, NY. The Juilliard String Quartet (Robert Mann & Earl Carlyss, violins; Raphael Hillyer, viola; Claus Adam, violoncello) Columbia ML6427 (Matrix: XXLP-118153), 33.3 RPM (1967). Columbia MS7027 (Matrix: XXSM118155), stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). C.B.S. SBRG72630; stereo 33.3 RPM (1968, England). Sony Classical SBK-87967, CD (2003). Ives: The Two String Quartets
September 20, 1968, studio of Vara-Televisiedienst, Hilversum, The Netherlands. Amsterdam String Quartet For the broadcast of February 6, 1969;(excerpt from ii.); (NOTE 2)
ca. 1974, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC Portland String Quartet: Dean Stein and Ronald Lantz, violins; Julia Adams, viola; Paul Ross, cello Laurel Records 720, CD (year unlisted). Dohnånyi - Ives - Husa: Live Performances by The Portland String Quartet
March 1974, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 136 West 73rd St., New York City, NY The Concord String Quartet: Mark Sokol, violin; Andrew Jennings, violin; John Kochanowski, viola; Norman Fischer, cello Nonesuch H-71306, 33.3 RPM (1975). Charles Ives: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
February 6 & 9, 1976, RCA's NYC Studio A, New York City, NY The Cleveland Quartet: Donald Weilerstein, violin; Peter Salaff, violin; Martha Strongin Katz, viola; Paul Katz, cello RCA ARL1-1599, 33.3 RPM (1976). Two American Masterpieces
1988, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Mondriaan String Quartet: Jan Erik Van Regteren Altena, 1st violin; Edwin Blankensteijn, 2nd violin; Prunella Pacy, viola; Eduard Van Regteren Altena, Cello. Etcetera KTC-1169, CD (1993). Charles Ives: Music for String Quartet
September 17-18, 1988, Slosberg Auditorium, Brandeis University, Boston, MA. The Lydian String Quartet: Daniel Stepner, violin; Judith Eissenberg, violin; Mary Ruth Ray, viola; Rhonda Rider, cello Centaur CRC-2069, CD (1990). Charles Ives: The String Quartets
June 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY. Emerson String Quartet: Philip Setzer, violin; Eugene Drucker, violin; Lawerence Dutton, viola; David Finckel, cello Deutsche Grammophon 435864-2, CD (1992). Deutsche Grammophon 289 471 327-2 (2001). Quartett für 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello Nr. 1. The Haydn Project.
1994, American Festival of Microtonal Music, Inc. Tom Chiu, Conrad Harris, violins; Max Mandel, viola; Dave Eggar, cello Pitch P-200203, CD (2004). Chamber
February 8-11, 2002 Leipziger Streichquartett: Andreas Seidel, violin; Tilman Büning, violin; Ivo Bauer, viola; Matthias Moosdorf, violoncello MDG Gold MDG-307 1143, CD (2002). Ives: Complete Music for String Quartet
March 5-6, 2004, Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Blair String Quartet: Christian Teal, Cornelia Heard, violins; John Kochanowski, viola; Felix Wang, cello Naxos 8.559178, CD (2006). Ives: String Quartets
2014 Schumann Quartett: Erik Schumann, Ken Schumann, violins; Liisa Randalu, viola; Mark Schumann, cello Ars Produktion 38156 (2015). Mozart - Ives - Verdi
SCHERZO (83)
ca. 1974 Harold Kohon, Isadora Kohon, violins; Eugenie Dengal, viola; W. Ted Hoyle, cello. Voxbox CDX-5090, CD (1993). American String Quartets: 1900-1950
July 10, 1982, Belle Skinner Hall, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY Composers String Quartet: Matthew Raimondi, first violin; Anahid Ajemian, second violin; Jean Dane, viola; Mark Shuman, violoncello. Musical Heritage Society MHS-4823, 33.3 RPM (1983). American Classics for String Quartet: Works by Copland, Ives, Barber & Cowell
January 1987, Wellesley College Chapel, Wellesley, MA. Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, John Sherba, violins; Hank Dutt, viola; Joan Jeanrenaud, cello Elektra Nonesuch 9 79163-2, CD (1987). White Man Sleeps
ca. 1990 The Chamber Music Ensemble of the Leipziger Gewandhaus; Max Pommer, conductor Pilz 442062-2, CD (1990). East German Revolution
June 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY. Emerson String Quartet: Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawerence Dutton, viola; David Finckel, cello Deutsche Grammophon 435864-2, CD (1992). Quartett für 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello Nr. 1
June 1991 and December 1992, Cologne, Germany. Arditti String Quartet: Irvine Arditti, David Alberman, violins; Garth Knox, viola; Rohan de Saram, cello Disques Montaigne 782010, CD (1993). Montaigne MO 782139 (2001). Five Small Pieces for String Quartet, On Remembering A Naiad. USA: nancarrow - carter - ives - yim - feldman - lucier - young - cage.
February 8-11, 2002 Leipziger Streichquartett: Andreas Seidel, violin; Tilman Büning, violin; Ivo Bauer, viola; Andreas Seidel, violin; Tilman Büning, violin; Ivo Bauer, viola; Matthias Moosdorf, violoncello MDG Gold MDG-307 1143, CD (2002). Ives: Complete Music for String Quartet
March 5-6, 2004, Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Blair String Quartet: Christian Teal, Cornelia Heard, violins; John Kochanowski, viola; Felix Wang, cello. Naxos 8.559178, CD (2006). Ives: String Quartets
May 24-26, 2005, Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany Leipzig String Quartet: Conrad Muck, Tilman Büning, violins; Ivo Bauer, viola; Matthias Moosdorf, cello MDG MDG3071362, CD (Germany, 2006). Encores
ca. 2012 Signum Quartett: Annette Walther, Kerstin Dill, violins; Xandi Van Dijk, viola; Thomas Schmitz, cello Capriccio C5064, CD (2012). Quartet Movements
STRING QUARTET
see QUARTET, STRINGS
THE CALL OF THE MOUNTAINS
see QUARTET, STRINGS, NO. 2
ALL THE WAY AROUND AND BACK
see SCHERZO: ALL THE WAY AROUND AND BACK

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