Discography

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The first 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.

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. 3: "THE CAMP MEETING" (I-A-3) (3)
May 14, September 9, 10, 26, April 3, 2015, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot, conductor Seattle Symphony Media SSM1009 (2015). Ives: Symphony No. 4 - The Unanswered Question - Central Park in the Dark - Symphony No. 3
March 22, 23, 2016, Hamer Hall, The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Andrew Davis, conductor Chandos CHSA 5174, CD (2017). Ives - Orchestral Works, Vol. 3
SYMPHONY NO. 4 (Text: Watchman, tell us of the night . . .; by John Bowring) (I-A-7) (4)
January 20, 1939, Town Hall, NYC John Kirkpatrick, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370822, 78 RPM Test Pressing.
February 24, 1939, Town Hall, NYC John Kirkpatrick, piano (iii. Fugue, only). Broadcast of WABC
April 13, 1942, NYC Columbia Concert Orchestra; Bernard Herrmann, conductor Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370822, 78 RPM Test Pressing. Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371218, 78 RPM Test Pressing.
March 17, 1943, NYC Columbia Concert Orchestra; Bernard Herrmann, conductor Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370822, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. (i. Prelude, without chorus & iii. Fugue, only). Broadcast of WABC
April 29 & 30, 1965, New York City, NY. Members of the Schola Cantorum of New York; Hugh Ross, director; The American Symphony Orchestra; David Katz & Jose Serebrier, associate conductors; Leopold Stokowski, conductor (the Allen organ was used in the recording). Columbia ML6175 (Matrix numbers: XXLPl 10684; XXLPl 10685), 33.3 RPM (1965). Columbia MS6775 (Matrix numbers: XXSMl 10686; XXSMl 10687), stereo 33.3 RPM (1965). Columbia MQ766, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1965). Columbia MS6775 in set D3S783 (Matrix numbers same as original stereo issue), stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). C.B.S. BRG72403 & SBRG72403, stereo 33.3 RPM (1965, England). The Franklin Mint Record Society FM1010 (1978). C.B.S. Masterworks MP-38890, 33.3 RPM (1983). Sony Masterworks MPK-46726, CD (1991). Sony Classical B003JH0LAU, CD (2010). Sony Classical 88691971152, CD (2012). Symphony No. 4. The 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time - Orchestral Showpieces 9/10. Symphony no. 4 - Robert Browning Overture - Majority (or The masses) - They are there (A war song march) - An Election (It strikes me that) - Lincoln, The Great Commoner. Charles Ives: The Music of America. Leopold Stokowski: The Columbia Stereo Recordings. Recorded with the aid of a grant from the Samuel Rubin Foundation. (iii. Fugue, only)
July 1967, Bishops Gate Institute, London, England Ambrosian Singers; John McCarthy, director; New Philharmonia Orchestra of London; Harold Farberman, conductor (using Gunther Schuller's version, for one conductor) Vanguard Cardinal Series VCS10034 in set VCS10032VCS10034 (Matrix numbers: XSV140124; XSV140125), stereo 33.3 RPM (14968). Vanguard VSL11041, stereo 33.3 RPM (1968, England). Vanguard Classics 08909871, CD (1993, Netherlands). Symphony No. 3 & 4: Hallowe'en from Three Outdoor Scenes.
December 16th, 1967, New York City, New York American Symphony Orchestra; Collegiate Chorale; Leopold Stokowski, conductor; Abraham Kaplan, conductor Yale HSR W-404, CD (2010). Rehearsal recorded for WNYC Radio
February 21-23, 1974, Kingsway Hall, London, England London Philharmonic Orchestra; The John Alldis Choir; José Serebrier, conductor RCA ARL1-0589, 33.3 RPM (1974). International Contemporary Music Exchange ICME-1, 33.3 RPM (1974). RCA AGL1-3787, 33.3 RPM (1980). Chandos 8397, CD (1985). RCA Victor 09026-63316-2, CD (1999). Charles Ives: Symphony #4. The Outstanding Contemporary Orchestral Compositions of the United States. Charles Ives: Symphony No. 4.
February 1976, Boston, MA Jerome Rosen, piano; Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, conductor. Deutsche Grammophon 2530 787, 33.3 RPM (1977). Deutsche Grammophon 410 933-1, 33.3 RPM (1977). Deutsche Grammophon 423 243-2, CD (1988). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 4 - Central Park in the Dark. Ives: Concord Sonata, Three Places in New England, Central Park in the Dark.
November 8-11, 1983, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Gunther Schuller, guest conductor New England Conservatory NEC-122, 33.3 RPM (1983). Charles Ives: New England Conservatory, November 8-11, 1983
April 15, 17, 1989, Medinah Temple, Chicago, IL Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Mary Sauer, piano; Richard Webster, organ; Members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Margaret Hillis, director) Sony SK-44939, CD (1991). Sony Classical SX2K-66610, CD (1992). (iv. Only) BBC SONY1, CD (1998). (Comedy only) 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). (Includes hymns used in symphony).
May 1992, Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH The Cleveland Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor; Jahja Ling, second conductor; The Cleveland Chorus; Gareth Morrell, director Decca 443 172-2, CD (1992). Decca 466 745-2, CD (2000). Ives: The Symphonies - Orchestral Sets 1 & 2.
May 8, 1998, PalaFenice, Venice, Italy Orchestra e Coro del Teatro la Fenice; Isaac Karabtchevsky, conductor; Bernd Glemser, piano; Giusseppe Marotta, second conductor Mondo Musica MFCH-10600, CD (1999). Charles Ives: Quarta Sinfonia - er coro e orchestra
May 24, 1998, Music Hall, Cincinatti, OH "The President's Own" United States Marine Band; Timothy W. Foley, conductor United States Marine Band Self-Released, CD (1998). The Bicentennial Collection: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of "the President's Own" United States Marine Band (iii. Fugue in C only)
August 29, 1999, Lucerne, Switzerland Ensemble Modern Orchestra; John Adams, conductor; Franck Ollu, conductor; Collegium Vocale Gent; Hermann Kretzchmar, piano Ensemble Modern Orchestra EMCD-001, CD (1999). Charles Ives: Fourth Symphony
September 30, October 1-3, 1999, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor BMG 09026-63703-2, CD (2002). Charles Ives: An American Journey (Number 3 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'. (iii. Fugue in C only)
January 19-22, 2006, Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, Morton H Meyerson Symphony Ctr., Dallas, TX Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton, cond. Hyperion CDA-67540, CD (2006). Ives: Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 - Central Park in the Dark
ca. 2012, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas Ouachita Baptist University Wind Ensemble; Craig Hamilton, conductor Mark Records 6030-MCD, CD (2012). Zion (iii. Fugue in C only); (arr. J. Sinclair)
June 26, 28, 30, 2014, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Andrew Davis, conductor; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano Chandos CHSA 5174, CD (2017). Ives - Orchestral Works, Vol. 3
January 29 & 31, 2015, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot, conductor Seattle Symphony Media SSM1009 (2015). Ives: Symphony No. 4 - The Unanswered Question - Central Park in the Dark - Symphony No. 3
Date Unlisted Performers Unlisted Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038374006, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. [part 1] Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038374014, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. [part 2]
THANKSGIVING
see A SYMPHONY: "NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAYS: iv.
THE "ST. GAUDENS" IN BOSTON COMMON
see ORCHESTRAL SET NO. 1: i.
THE CAMP MEETING (VI-B-48-b) (222)
see also SYMPHONY NO. 3
October 12 or 19, 1970, Wahlberg Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA. Peter Del Grande, baritone; Vladimir Pleshakov, piano Custom Division of Orion Records CST-106, LP (1970). Peter Del Grande Sings Charles Ives
ca. 2002 and 2016 Bradley Robinson, baritone; Stacy Rodgers, piano Albany Records TROY1711, CD (2018). Charles Ives: A Portrait in Song
April 4, 6, 2014 at Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, NY; Lighthouse Recordings, Staten Island, NY Players from the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and the Mingus Dynasty Big Band; Jack Cooper, conductor Planet Arts Recordings 101420 (2014). Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra (arrangement for jazz orchestra by Jack Cooper)
ca. 2017 Randall Scarlata, baritone; Laura Ward, piano Albany Records TROY-1679, CD (2017). Lineage
THE FOURTH OF JULY
see A SYMPHONY: "NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAYS": iii.
THE ROCKSTREWN HILLS JOIN IN THE PEOPLE'S OUTDOOR MEETING
see ORCHESTRAL SET NO. 2: ii.
THREE PLACES IN NEW ENGLAND
see ORCHESTRAL SET NO. 1
UNIVERSE SYMPHONY (I-A-9) (6)
January 29, 1994, 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
Mar 2001 AFMM Orchestra, Johnny Reinhard, conductor The Stereo Society SS-007, CD (2005). Universe Symphony (Realized from Ives' fragments by Johnny Reinhard)
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY
see A SYMPHONY: "NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAYS"
WATCHMAN
see also SYMPHONY NO. 4: i.
WATCHMAN, TELL US OF THE NIGHT
see SYMPHONY NO. 4: i. and WATCHMAN
BROWNING OVERTURE (I-B-6) (27)
May 21, 1965, high school gymnasium, Katowice, Poland. Polish National Radio Orchestra; William Strickland, conductor. Composers Recordings Inc. CRI-196, 33.3 RPM (1965). Composers Recordings Inc. CRI196SD, stereo 33.3 RPM (1965). Charles Ives: Robert Browning Overture; Jack Beeson: Symphony No. 1 in A Recorded by Polskie Nagrania.
June 1966, Barking, London, England, UK. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Harold Farberman, conductor Vanguard Cardinal Series VCS10013 (Matrix: XSV124362), stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). Vanguard Cardinal Series C1013, stereo tape, 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1967). Vanguard VSL11011, stereo 33.3 RPM (1969, England). Vanguard 9201518, CD (2012). Charles Ives Orchestral Works
December 21, 1966, New York City, NY. The American Symphony Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski, conductor Columbia ML6415 (Matrix: XXLP-117631), 33.3 RPM (1967). Columbia MS7015 (Matrix: XXSM117633), stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). Columbia MQ919, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1967). C.B.S. SBRG72646; stereo 33.3 RPM (1968, England). C.B.S. Masterworks MP-38890, 33.3 RPM (1983). Sony Masterworks MPK-46726, CD (1991). Sony Classical SBK-89260, CD (2000). Sony Classical B003JH0LAU, CD (2010). Sony Classical 88691971152, CD (2012). The World of Charles Ives. Ives Symphony No. 4. Symphony no. 4 - Robert Browning Overture - Majority (or The masses) - They are there (A war song march) - An Election (It strikes me that) - Lincoln, The Great Commoner. The Music of America: Charles Ives. Leopold Stokowski: The Columbia Stereo Recordings. (with the aid of a grant from Edgar Stern in memory of his beloved wife Jean Guthrie Stern.)
February 15, 1967, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL. Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Morton Gould, conductor RCA Victor LM2959 (Matrix: URRM1282), 33.3 RPM (1967). RCA Victor LSC2959 (stereo; Matrix: URRS 1 284), stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). RCA Victor TR35011, stereo tape; 3% i.p.s.; 4track (1967). RCA Victor R8S5 051, stereo tape cartridge (1969). RCA RB6719; SB6719; stereo 33.3 RPM (1967, England). BMG 74321 29246, CD (1995). Orchestral Set No. 2 - Putnam’s Camp, Redding, Connecticut - Robert Browning Overture. Charles Ives: Symphony no. 1 in D minor - The Unanswered Question; Robert Browning Overture - Orchestral Suite No. 2.
July 22-25, 1991, Lisbon, Portugal. The Gulbenkian Orchestra; Max Rabinovitsj, leader; Michel Swierczewski, conductor Nimbus Records NI-5316, CD (1992). Orchestral Works - Charles Ives
March 7-9, 1994, Bamberg, Germany. Bamberger Symphoniker; Ingo Metzmacher, conductor EMI 7243 5 55254 2 0, CD (1995). Hartmann: Symphony No. 3 - Ives: Robert Browning Overture
June 19, 2000, Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, TN. Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor Naxos 8.559076, CD (2000). Ives: Symphony No. 2 - Robert Browning Overture
March 23, 2000, Saarbrücken, Funkhaus Halberg, Musikstudio I, Saarbrücken, Germany. Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken; Michael Stern Col legno 20225, CD (2006). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 3 - Ragtime Dances - Robert Browning Overture
ca. 2014 Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Stefan Asbury, conductor Neos 11420 (2015). Musica Viva Volume 20
OVERTURE IN G MINOR (I-B-2) (25)
January 8-10, 2008, Konsertsalen, Malmö, Sweden. Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus; James Sinclair, conductor Naxos 8.559370, CD (2009). Charles Ives: Holiday Symphony (excerpts) - The General Slocum - Overture in G Minor
ROBERT BROWNING OVERTURE (I-B-6) (27)
see BROWNING OVERTURE

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