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
A LECTURE (BY ARTHUR TWINING HADLEY)
see SET NO. 1
A SET OF THREE SHORT PIECES; i.LARGO CANTABILE; ii. SCHERZO; iii. ADAGIO CANTABILE (II-B-16) (84)
i. See also HYMN; (i. only)
March 14, 1938 (broadcast date) , New York City, NY Columbia Chamber Orchestra; Bernard Herrmann, conductor Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371200, 78 RPM Test Pressing. Recorded from broadcast of WABC, New York
March 31, 1943 (broadcast date), New York City, NY Columbia Concert Orchestra; Bernard Herrmann, conductor (i. only); Recorded from broadcast of WABC, New York
1953 or 1954, New York City, NY The C.B.S. Radio Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski, conductor (i. only); Broadcast in the series "20th Century Concert Hall" of WCBS
October 1962, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA The Boston Chamber Ensemble; Harold Farberman, conductor Cambridge CRM804, 33.3 RPM (1963). Cambridge CRS1804 (Matrix: P4RS7433), stereo 33.3 RPM (1963). Ives: Chamber pieces, Songs [and] Piano Sonata (i. only: "Hymn" on notes)
May 24, 1970, 30th Street Studio, New York City, NY The New York String Quartet: Paul Zukofsky, violin; Romuald Tecco, violin; Jean Dupouy, viola; Timothy Eddy, violoncello; and Alvin Brehm, double bass; Gilbert Kalish, piano Columbia M30230, stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). Columbia M4-32504, 33.3 RPM (1974). Soundmark Records 48293, CD (2011). Charles Ives Chamber Music. Charles Ives: The 100th Anniversary.
July 13-14, 1986, Minneapolis, Minnesota The Minneapolis Artists Ensemble: Roger Frisch, violin; William Schrickel, double bass; Janet Horvath, cello; Paul Murphy, viola; Arthur Rowe, piano MCF-002, 33.3 RPM (1987). The Minneapolis Artists Ensemble
November 1988, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY. New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor Deutsche Grammophon 429 220-2, CD (1990). Deutsche Grammophon 0289 479 1512 6, CD (2013). Deutsche Grammophon 4792770, CD (2014). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2. The Leonard Bernstein Collection: Volume 1: Part 4.
February and May 1990, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Orchestra New England; James Sinclair, conductor Koch 3-7025-2, CD (1990). The Orchestral Music of Charles Ives
December 1992, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Mondriaan String Quartet: Jan Erik Van Regteren Altena, 1st violin; Edwin Blankensteijn, 2nd violin; Annette Bergman, viola; Eduard Van Regteren Altena, Cello. Quirijn Van Regteren Altena, double bass; Fred Oldenburg, piano Etcetera KTC-1169, CD (1993). Charles Ives: Music for String Quartet
February 8-11, 2002 Leipziger Streichquartett: Andreas Seidel, violin; Tilman Büning, violin; Ivo Bauer, viola; Matthias Moosdorf, violoncello; Steffen Schleiermacher, piano MDG Gold MDG-307 1143, CD (2002). Ives: Complete Music for String Quartet (iii. only)
A SOUND OF A DISTANT HORN
see THE POND
ADAGIO SOSTENUTO
see SET NO. 3: 1.
ALLEGRETTO SOMBREOSO
see SET NO. 1: vi.
ALLEGRO "FROM THE STEEPLES AND THE MOUNTAINS"
see FROM THE STEEPLES
AN OLD SONG DERANGED (II-B-10) (76)
April 3, 1974, 7:30PM-10:30PM, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Yale Theater Orchestra; James Sinclair, conductor Columbia M-32969, 33.3 RPM (1974). Old Songs Deranged: Music for Theater Orchestra
BYRON'S "WHEN THE MOON IS ON THE WAVE"
see SET NO. 1: vi.
CALCIUM LIGHT NIGHT
see SET NO. 1: v.; NOTE: THE GONG ON THE HOOK AND LADDER was once published as "Calcium Light Night,' which it is not
CENTRAL PARK IN THE DARK (I-C-27) (34)
Summer 1951, New York City, NY. The Polymusic Chamber Orchestra; Vladimir Cherniavsky (i.e., Will Lorin), conductor Polymusic PRLP1001 (Matrix: NEOLMC41 2 1 ), 33.3 RPM (1951). The Music of Charles Ives, Volume One Recorded by Robert E. Blake.
April 11, 1962, The University Hall, Oslo, Norway. Members of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; William Strickland, conductor Composers Recordings Inc. CRI163, 33.3 RPM (1963). Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. HET 18 (1967). CRI ACS-6014, cassette (1985). Charles Ives - William Flanagan. Exploring Music 1: Record 8. Music of Charles Ives.
May 7, 1962, Manhattan Center, New York City, NY. New York Philharmonic; Maurice Peress & Seiji Ozawa, conductors; under the supervision of Leonard Bernstein. Columbia ML6243 (Matrix: XXLP-112363), 33.3 RPM (1966). Columbia MS6843 (Matrix: XXSM1 12365), 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). CBS Masterworks, 33.3 RPM (1983). Sony Classical, CD (1998). Sony 516023 2, CD (2004). Bernstein Conducts Ives. Leonard Bernstein Ives.
February 1976, Boston, MA 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). Deutsche Grammophon 439 480-2, CD (1994). Deutsche Grammophon 4791048, CD (2013). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 4 - Central Park in the Dark. 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. 1976, Germany Rudolf Frisius, arranger Klatt Verlag 3-12-087620-8, 33.3 RPM (1976). Sequenzen Musik Sekundarstufe 1 (arranged for electronics)
1980, Germany. Rundfunkcor Leipzig; Jochen Wehner, chorus master; Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Leipzig; Wolf-Dieter Hauschild Berlin Classics 0090082BC, CD (1994). Berlin Classics 0032462BC, CD (2003). Charles Ives: Holidays Symphony, Central Park in the Dark
1986, Medinah Temple, Chicago, IL. Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Adolf Herseth, trumpet CBS Masterworks MK-42381, CD (1988). Sony SB3K-87746, CD (2002). Sony Classical B003JH0LAU, CD (2010). Charles Ives: Holidays Symphony, The Unanswered Question, Central Park in the Dark. Ives: Symphonies Nos. 1-4, Holidays Symphony, Central Park in the Dark, The Unanswered Question. Ives: Symphonies Nos. 1-4, Holidays Symphony, Central Park in the Dark, The Unanswered Question. Charles Ives: The Music of America.
November 1988, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY. New York Philarmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor Deutsche Grammophon 474 940-2, CD (1989). Deutsche Grammophon 429 220-2, CD (1990). Deutsche Grammophone 289 469 277-2 (2001). Deutsche Grammophon 4792770, CD (2014). Decca 4830458, CD (2016). The Americans. Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2. Panorama: Classics in America. Shaping the Century Vol. 1: 1900-1949. Shaping the Century Vol. 1: 1900-1949. The Leonard Bernstein Collection: Volume 1: Part 4.
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.
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
February 3, 1995, Hans Rosbaud-Studio Baden-Baden, Germany. SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg; Michael Gielen, conductor Hänssler classic CD-93.097, CD (2003). Gustav Mahler, Charles Ives
October 1, 1998, Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH. The Cleveland Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor Musical Arts Association MAA-01032-C, CD (2001). Christoph Von Dohnányi - The Cleveland Orchestra
June 19, 20, 2000, All Saints Church, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Northern Sinfonia; James Sinclair, conductor Naxos 8.559087, CD (2003). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 3 - Washington’s Birthday and Other Works
January 16, 2004, Barbican Hall, London, England, UK. BBC Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Foster, conductor BBC MM-272 (Vol. 15 No. 2), CD (2006). American Landmarks - Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Roy Harris
January 12-15, 2006, Eugene McDermott Hall, Morton H Meyerson Symphony Ctr., Dallas, TX. Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton, cond. Hyperion SACDA-67540, CD (2006). Ives: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
ca. 2014 Orchestre Radio de Canada; Robert Irving, conductor VAI DVDVAI4574, DVD (2014). New York City Ballet in Montreal, Vol. 4 (as part of ballet IVESIANA, Choreographed by George Balanchine; New York City Ballet)
September 26, 2014, 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 30-April 2, 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
FIREMEN'S PARADE ON MAIN STREET
see THE GONG ON THE HOOK AND LADDER
FROM THE STEEPLES (for brass and bells) (I-C-12) (65)
Summer, 1968, Manhattan School of Music, New York City, NY. The American Brass Quintet (John Eckert, trumpet; Edward Birdwell, French horn; Gerard Schwarz, trumpet, cornet, & flugelhorn; Arnold Fromme, tenor trombone; Robert Biddlecome, bass trombone); with the Carillon of Riverside Church, New York City. Nonesuch H71222, stereo 33.3 RPM (1969). Nonesuch H-71222, stereo 33.3 RPM (1969, England). American Brass Music Recorded by Jerry Bruck, carillon recorded seperately and dubbed in.
March 31 or April 1, 1969, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA. Chamber orchestra; Gunther Schuller, conductor. Columbia MS7318 (Matrix: XSM150421), stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). CBS 76033, 33 RPM (1972, France). Calcium Night Light
ca. 1970 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Lukas Foss, conductor Murray Hill Records S56053, 33.3 RPM (year unlisted). Vox Allegretto ACD 8155, CD (1993). Americana: 20th Century Works for Orchestra
ca. 1973 Gunther Schuller, conductor; Unlisted Orchestra ARSA 389 1100, 33.3 RPM (1973).
July 14-15, 1991, All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, England, UK. The London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble; Christopher Larkin Hyperion CDA-66517, CD (1992). Musical Heritage Society 515374K, CD (1992). Helios CDH-55018, CD (1999). From the Steeples and the Mountains: American music for brass by Ives, Barber, Harris, Thomson, Cowell, Ruggles, Carter & Glass.
December 2-6, 1991, Saal der Deutschen Bank, Frankfurt, Germany. Ensemble Modern; Ingo Metzmacher EMI 0777 7 54552 2 9, CD (1992). EMI 50999 2 06631 2 4, CD (2010). A Portrait of Charles Ives. Charles Ives: Songs, Orchestral Sets, From the Steeples and the Mountains.
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). Sony Classical B003JH0LAU, CD (2010). Charles Ives: An American Journey
FROM THE STEEPLES AND THE MOUNTAINS
see FROM THE STEEPLES
FUGUE IN FOUR KEYS ON THE SHINING SHORE (II-B-4) (69)
March 13, 1974, 7:30PM-12AM, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Yale Theater Orchestra; James Sinclair, conductor Columbia M-32969, 33.3 RPM (1974). Old Songs Deranged: Music for Theater Orchestra
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.
November 1992, St. Paul's Cathedral, Grosse Pointe, MI. Detroit Chamber Winds and Friends; H. Robert Reynolds, conductor Koch 3-7182-2H1, CD (1993). Remembrance: A Charles Ives Collection
HALLOWE'EN (II-B-13) (71)
Summer, 1951, New York City, NY. The Polymusic Chamber Orchestra; Vladimir Cherniavsky (i.e., Will Lorin), conductor Polymusic PRLP1001 (Matrix: NEOLMC4121), 33.3 RPM (1951). The Music of Charles Ives, Volume One Recorded by Robert E Blake.
April 11, 1962, The University Hall, Olso, Norway. Members of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; William Strickland, conductor Composers Recordings Inc. CRI163, 33.3 RPM (1963). CRI ACS-6014, cassette (1985). Charles Ives - William Flanagan. Music of Charles Ives.
October 1962, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA. The Boston Chamber Ensemble; Harold Farberman, conductor Cambridge CRM804, 33.3 RPM (1963). Cambridge CRS1804 (Matrix: P4RS7433) stereo 33.3 RPM (1963). Ives: Chamber pieces, Songs [and] Piano Sonata

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