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
SYMPHONY NO. 1 (I-A-1) (1)
February 13 & March 13, 1967, Philadelphia, PA The Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conductor Columbia MS7111 (Matrix numbers: XXSM135765; XXSM135766), stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). Columbia MQ991, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4track, 33.3 RPM (1968). Columbia MS7 152 in set D3S783 (Matrix numbers: XXSM135765; XXSMl 36604), stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). C.B.S. SBRG72683; stereo 33.3 RPM (1968, England). Sony Classical SBK-89290, CD (2000). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 1 - Three Places in New England
July 1967, Bishops Gate Institute, London, England. New Philharmonia Orchestra of London; Harold Farberman, conductor Vanguard Cardinal Series VCS10032 in set VCS10032VCS10034 (Matrix numbers: XSV140120; XSV140121), stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). Vanguard VSL11039, stereo 33.3 RPM (1968, England). Everyman 08 6153 71, CD (1997). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 1, Halloween, From 'Three Outdoor Scenes'. Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2.
May 1972, Royce Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, CA The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Zubin Mehta, conductor London CS-6816, stereo 33.3 RPM (1973). Ives: Symphony No. 1 - Elgar: Enigma Variations
May 1972, Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Philharmoic Orchestra; Zubin Mehta, conductor Decca 466 745-2, CD (2000). Decca 466 806-2, CD (2000). Ives: The Symphonies - Orchestral Sets 1 & 2. Ives: Symphony No. 1 - Symphony No. 2 - Variations on 'America'.
April 15, 17, 1989, Medinah Temple, Chicago, IL Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Sony SK-44939, CD (1991). Sony Classical SB3K-87746, CD (2002). Charles Ives: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4. Symphonies Nos. 1-4 - Holidays Symphony - Central Park in the Dark - The Unanswered Question (Revised and Original Versions).
November 8 & 9, 1991, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall, Detroit, MI Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Järvi, conductor Chandos CHAN-9053, CD (1992). Chandos CHAN-10031, CD (2002). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 1 - Samuel Barber: Three Essays for Orchestra. Ives: Symphonies, Nos. 1 & 2.
September 25, 2002, RTE Concert Hall, Dublin, Eire Alan Feinberg, piano; National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, James Sinclair Naxos 8.559175, CD (2003). Charles Ives: Emerson Concerto - Symphony No. 1
January 12-15, 2006, Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, Morton H Meyerson Symphony Ctr., Dallas, TX Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton, conductor Hyperion SACDA-67540, CD (2006). Naxos 900250, CD (2014). Ives: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
July 28 & 29, 2014 Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis, conductor Chandos CHSA 5152, CD (2015). Charles Ives: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4. Symphonies Nos. 1-4 - Holidays Symphony - Central Park in the Dark - The Unanswered Question (Revised and Original Versions).
SYMPHONY NO. 2 (I-A-2) (2)
March 4, 1951 (see below for details), NYC New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor New York Philharmonic NYP-2009, CD (2000). Yale HSR W-210, CD (date of digital transfer not listed). An American Celebration: Selections from the New 10-CD Set Broadcast by WCBS, March 4, 1951, the first broadcast of the work; the premiere of the work was February 22, 1951; the broadcast was of the performance of February 24,1951 or that of February 25, 1951
February 1953, Vienna, Austria Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra; F. Charles Adler, conductor SPA Records SPA39 (Matrix numbers: XTV19600; XTV19601; later: K08P2675; K08P2676), 33.3 RPM (1954). Yale HSR W-211, CD (date of digital transfer not listed). Songs of Sylvester Revueltas and Charles Ives
May 9, 1956, London, England London Symphony Orchestra; Bernard Herrmann, conductor Polygram Records 433 017-2, CD (1991). Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371309, 78 RPM Test Pressing. Recorded for the first broadcast of the work in Great Britain: May 25, 1956, BBC.
October 6, 1958, St. George Hotel, Brooklyn, New York, NY New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor Columbia KL5489 (Matrix numbers: X33.3 RPM50054; XXLP50055), 33.3 RPM (1960). Columbia KS6155 (Matrix numbers: XXSM50056; XXSM50057), stereo 33.3 RPM (1960). Columbia ML6289 (Matrix numbers: XXLP112914;XXLP112915) (NOTE 5), 33.3 RPM (1966). Columbia MS6889 (Matrix numbers: XXSM112916; XXSM112917), stereo 33.3 RPM (1966). Columbia MQ857, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s., 4track (1967). Columbia MS7152MS7153 in set D3S783 (Matrix numbers: XXSM136604; XXSM136605), stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). C.B.S. BRG72451 & SBRG72451, stereo 33.3 RPM (1967, England). Sony Classical SMK-47568, CD (1992). Sony Classical SMK-60202, CD (1998). Sony 516023 2, CD (2004). Sony SX10K89750, CD (2004). Deutsche Grammophon 4792685, CD (2014). Deutsche Grammophon 4792770, CD (2014). Sony 88985336362, CD (2017). The Leonard Bernstein Collection: Volume 1: Part 4. Bernstein Century - Ives - Symphony No. 2 - Symphony No. 3. Recorded under the auspices of the Koussevitsky Music Foundation, Inc.
July 1967, Bishops Gate Institute, London, England New Philharmonia Orchestra of London; Harold Farberman, conductor Vanguard Cardinal Series VCS10033 in set VCS10032VCS10034 (Matrix numbers: XSV140122; XSV140123), stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). Vanguard VSL11040; stereo 33.3 RPM (1968, England). Everyman VBD-10033, CD (1988). Everyman 08 6153 71, CD (1997). Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
January 4, 1972, Kingsway Hall, London, England, UK London Symphony Orchestra; Bernard Herrmann, conductor London SPC-21086, 33.3 RPM (1972). Symphony No. 2
February 7, 1973, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA The Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conductor RCA ARL1-0663, 33.3 RPM (1974). RCA Victor 09026-63316, CD (1999). RCA 88725417202, CD (2012). Charles Ives: Symphony #2. Charles Ives: Symphony No. 4 - Symphony No. 2. Eugene Ormandy Conducts 20th Century Classics.
May 6 & 7, 1975, Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Phiharmonic Orchestra; Zubin Mehta, conductor Decca SXL 6753, 33.3 RPM (1976). London CSA-2246, 33.3 RPM (1976). Decca 466 745-2, CD (2000). Decca 466 806-2, CD (2000). Decca 478 2826, CD (2011). Ives: The Symphonies - Orchestral Sets 1 & 2. Ives: Symphony No. 1 - Symphony No. 2 - Variations on 'America'.
August 24 & 25, 1981, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Concertgebouw Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor CBS Masterworks IM-37300, 33.3 RPM (1982). Sony SK-46440, CD (1991). Sony Music Special Products A6B 27253, CD (2000). Sony Classical SB3K-87746, CD (2002). Sony Classical B003JH0LAU, CD (2010). Symphonies Nos. 1-4 - Holidays Symphony - Central Park in the Dark - The Unanswered Question (Revised and Original Versions).
April 1987, Avery Fisher Hall, NYC New York Philarmonic; Leonard Bernstein Deutsche Grammophon 474 940-2, CD (1989). Deutsche Grammophon 429 220-2, CD (1990). Deutsche Grammophon 00440 073 4513, DVD (2008). Deutsche Grammophon 0289 479 1512 6, CD (2013). The Americans. Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2.
March 25, 1995, Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Yale Symphony Orchestra; James Sinclair, conductor Label and number unlisted, CD (1995). Live at Woolsey
April 1995, Nuremberg, Germany Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Somary, conductor; Alexander Oganesow, cello Claves 50-9806, CD (1998). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2 - Samuel Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915: Op. 24 - Henry Cowell: Symphonic Set: Op. 17
April 29 and May 1, 1995, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall, Detroit, MI Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Järvi, conductor Chandos 9390, CD (1995). Chandos CHAN-10031, CD (2002). Ives: Symphony No. 2 - Creston: Symphony No. 2. Ives: Symphony No. 1 - Symphony No. 2.
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) The Fifty-Second Annual Midwest Clinic, 1998 [Finale only]
November 16-18, 1999, Großer Sendesaal des SR, Saarbrücken, Germany Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken; Michael Stern, conductor Col legno WWE-20074, CD (2003). Charles Ives: Universe Symphony - Second Symphony
June 19, 2000, Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, TN Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor Naxos 8.559076, CD (2000). Naxos 8.559118, CD (2001). Naxos 8.558164-65, CD (2005). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2 - Robert Browning Overture
February 1-3, 2002, Philharmonie im Gasteig München, Germany Münchner Philharmoniker, James Levine, conductor OEHMS OC-509, CD (2004). Oehms Classics OC-507, CD (2004). Documents of the Munich Years. Documents of the Munich Years - Vol. 7.
September 23-26, 2004, Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX. Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Conductor. Hyperion SACDA-67525, CD (2006). Ives: Symphonies Nos 2 & 3, General William Booth enters into Heaven
June 14, 2012, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot, conductor Seattle Symphony Media SSM1003 (2014). Ives: Symphony No. 2 - Carter: Instances - Gershwin: An American in Paris
July 28 & 29, 2014, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis, conductor Chandos CHSA 5152, CD (2015). Charles Ives: Symphonies Nos 1 and 2
February 11-14, 2015, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, United States (live recording) Marcus High School Wind Symphony; Amanda Drinkwater, conductor Mark Records 51663-MCD, CD (2015). Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention 2015 [Finale only]; (arr. J. Elkus for wind ensemble)
SYMPHONY NO. 3: "THE CAMP MEETING" (I-A-3) (3)
September 11, 1946, NYC CBS Symphony Orchestra; Bernard Herrmann, conductor Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370855, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. [part of iii] Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370863, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. (NOTE: This performance includes Ives's corrections of the score Bernard Herrmann). Broadcast of WCBS, first broadcast of the work
August 6, 1950, auditorium of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. National Gallery Orchestra; Richard Bales, conductor. WCFM LP1 (Matrix numbers: XTV13460; XTV13461), 33.3 RPM (1950). El Records ACMEM 146, CD (2008). A Radical in a Suit and Tie. Recorded by Warren McDowell
September 6, 1952 (possibly 1949), Yaddo Festival, Saratoga Springs, NY The Yaddo Orchestra; Frederick Fennell, conductor Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370970, 1/4 inch sound tape reel.
November 5, 1954, evening, Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Yale University Orchestra; Howard Boatwright, conductor. Yale HSR W-98, CD (date of digital transfer not listed). Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002128474765, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. [part 1] Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002128474773, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. [part 2] Recorded by Richard C. Burns. The performance was part of a concert "commemorating 100 years of instruction in music at Yale"_x001E_program of concert.
ca. March 12, 1955, Concert Hall of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, MD The Baltimore Little Symphony; Reginald Stewart, conductor Vanguard VRS468 (Matrix: XTV23227), 33.3 RPM (1955). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 3 - Richard Donovan: Suite for String Orchestra and Oboe
February 22, 1956, Sprague Mem. Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT The (Yale) University Orchestra; Howard Boatwright, conductor Yale University Self-Released Number Unlisted, 33.3 RPM (1956).
May 5, 1957, Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY Eastman-Rochester Orchestra; Howard Hanson, conductor Mercury MG50149, 33.3 RPM (1958). Mercury SR90149, stereo 33.3 RPM (1959). Mercury C90149,stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4track (ca. 1959). Philips 839.262, 33.3 RPM (year unlisted, France). Philips 30117, stereo tape cassette (1969). Mercury MMA11010, 33.3 RPM (1959, England). Mercury AMS1 6083, stereo 33.3 RPM (1969, England). Mercury SRI-75035, stereo 33.3 RPM (year unlisted). Mercury 432 755, CD (1991). Mercury Living Presence 4756274, CD (2004). Charles Ives: Three Places in New England - Symphony No. 3
December 15, 1965, Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Ctr., New York, NY New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor Columbia ML6243 (Matrix: XXLP112362), 33.3 RPM (1966). Columbia MS6843 (Matrix: XXSM 11 2364), stereo 33.3 RPM (1966). Columbia MQ797, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1966). C.B.S. BRG72458 & SBRG72458, stereo 33.3 RPM (1966, England). Columbia MS7 153 in set D3S783, (Matrix: XXSM112364), stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). CBS Masterworks, 33.3 RPM (1983). Sony Classical SMK-60202, CD (1998). Sony 516023 2, CD (2004). Bernstein Conducts Ives. Bernstein Century - Ives - Symphony No. 2 - Symphony No. 3. Leonard Bernstein - Ives.
July 1967, Bishops Gate Institute, London, England New Philharmonia Orchestra of London; Harold Farberman, conductor Vanguard Cardinal Series VCS10034 in set VCS10032VCS10034 (Matrix: XSV140125), stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). VanguardVSL11041, stereo 33.3 RPM (1968, England). Vanguard VCD-72030, CD (1988). Vanguard Classics 08909871, CD (1993, Netherlands). Symphony No. 3 & 4: Hallowe'en from Three Outdoor Scenes.
October 3, 1968, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA The Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conductor RCA Victor LSC3060 (Matrix: WRRS4245), stereo 33.3 RPM (1969). RCA Victor R8S1125, stereo tape cartridge (1969). R.C.A. SB6798; stereo 33.3 RPM (1969, England). Symphony No. 3: The Camp Meeting
March 20, 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
October 9-11 1975, St. John's, Smith Square, London, England Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor Argo ZRG 845, LP (1976). Argo 417 818-2, CD (1987). Decca 466 745-2, CD (2000). Decca 475 8237, CD (2007). Decca 478 2759 DC10 (2011). Ives: The Symphonies - Orchestral Sets 1 & 2.
ca. 1982 Concertgebouw Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Sony SK-46440, CD (1991). Sony Classical SB3K-87746, CD (2002). Sony Classical B003JH0LAU, CD (2010). Sony Classical 190374739733, CD (2016). Symphonies Nos. 1-4 - Holidays Symphony - Central Park in the Dark - The Unanswered Question (Revised and Original Versions).
Spring, 1983, Sound 80 Studio, Minneapolis Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor Pro-Arte CDS-3429, CD (1992). Pro-Arte CDD-140, CD (1998). Copland: Appalachian Spring, Ives: Symphony No. 3
ca. 1988 Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davis, conductor Intersound CDG 3140 (1988). Copland: Appalachian Spring, Short Symphony - Ives: Symphony No. 3
May 7, 1991, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, MO St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor RCA Victor 09026-61222-2, CD (1992). Musical Heritage Society 513954T, CD (1995). Symphony No. 3 - The Unanswered Question - Three Places in New England. Symphony No. 3.
April 1993, Performing Arts Center, State University of NY at Purchase, NY Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Deutsche Grammophon 439869-2, CD (1994). Deutsche Grammophon 457911-2, CD (1999). A Set of Pieces: Music by Charles Ives. Three Places in New England.
March 23, 2000, Saarbrücken, Funkhaus Halberg, Musikstudio I Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken; Michael Stern Col legno 20225, CD (2006). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 3 - Ragtime Dances - Robert Browning Overture
June 19-20, 2000, All Saints Church, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Northern Sinfonia; James Sinclair conductor Naxos 8.559087, CD (2003). Naxos 8.559187, CD (2003) [i. only] Charles Ives: Symphony No. 3, Washington’s Birthday and Other Works
September 23-26, 2004, Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX. Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Conductor. Hyperion SACDA-67525, CD (2006). Ives: Symphonies Nos 2 & 3, General William Booth enters into Heaven

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