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
HALLOWE'EN (II-B-13) (71)
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
July 1967, Bishops Gate Institute, London, England, UK. New Philharmonia Orchestra of London; Harold Farberman, conductor Vanguard Cardinal Series VCS10032 in set VCS10032VCS10034 (Matrix: XSV140121) stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). Vanguard VSL11039, stereo 33.3 RPM (1968, England). Vanguard Classics 08909871, CD (1993, Netherlands). Charles Ives - The Four Symphonies. Charles Ives Symphony No. 1. Symphony No. 3 & 4: Hallowe'en from Three outdoor Scenes.
May 22, 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; Gilbert Kalish, piano Columbia M30230, stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). CBS MDK 45530, CD (1989). Sony G0100009102718, CD (1989). Sony G010001222299I, CD (1989). Soundmark Records 48293, CD (2011). Charles Ives Chamber Music. Fright Night: Music that Goes Bump in the Night.
ca. 1975, USSR Anatoli Lubimov, conductor; Unlisted chamber orchestra Melodiya C1005773-4, 33.3 RPM (1975).
ca. 1975, USSR Lev Markiz, conductor; Chamber Orchestra Melodiya 33C 10-05773-74, 33.3 RPM (1975). Copland - Ives - Barber
1979, Bol'shogo Teatra, Moscow, USSR. Ansambl Solistov Orchestra; Aleksandr Lazarev, conductor Melodiya гост-1539, 33.3 RPM (1981).
June 1986, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY, or September 1987, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. Mia Wu, Eva Gruesser, violins; Rachel Evans, viola; Beverly Lauridsen, cello; Cheryl Seltzer, piano; Joel Sachs, bass drum Musical Heritage Society 512292Y, CD (1988). Naxos 8.559194, CD (2005). Charles Ives the Visionary. Ives: Three Quarter-Tone Pieces - Five Take-Offs Hallowe'en - Sunrise.
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; Sally Pinkas, piano; Lee Hyla, bass drum. Centaur CRC-2069, CD (1990). Charles Ives: The String Quartets
November 1988, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY. New York Philarmonic; Leonard Bernstein Deutsche Grammophon 474 940-2, CD (1989). Deutsche Grammophon 429 220-2, CD (1990). Deutsche Grammophon 0289 479 1512 6, CD (2013). The Americans.
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
December 1992, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Mondriaan String Quartet: Jan Erik Van Regeren Altena, violin; Edwin Blankensteijn, violin; Annette Bergman, viola; Eduard van Regteren Altena, cello; 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
October 14th, 2016, Montreal, Canada Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal; Kent Nagano, conductor Decca Classics 4830396, CD (2016). Danse Macabre
HOLIDAY QUICKSTEP (I-C-1) (28, x689 (organ))
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
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
HOW CAN I TURN FROM ANY FIRE
see SET NO. 1: ii., See TOLERANCE
HYMN FOR STRINGS
Text by Gerhardt Tersteegen, translated by John Wesley
April 1987, November 1988, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY. New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein Deutsche Grammophon 474 940-2, CD (1989). Deutsche Grammophon 0289 479 1512 6, CD (2013). The Americans
IN THE NIGHT
see SET FOR THEATRE ORCHESTRA: iii.
LUCK AND WORK (While one will search . . .) (VI-B-45-b) (293)
Text by Robert Underwood Johnson
November 2, 1969, Crouse Auditorium, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038373636, 1/4 inch sound tape reel Recorded by Richard C. Burns. Recorded during recital. See also SET NO. 3: ii.
November 18, 19, 24, & 25, 1969. Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano Columbia M4-32504, 33.3 RPM (1974). Charles Ives: The 100th Anniversary.
May 14-16, 1991, St. Barnabas Church, Woodside Park, London, UK. Henry Herford, baritone; Robin Bowman, piano Unicorn-Kanchana DKP-9112, CD (1991). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 2
August 1991, McLean, VA. Michael Ingham, baritone; Harry Brant, piano AmCam recordings APR-10306CD, CD (1991). Michael Ingram Sings Charles Ives, 28 Songs
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY. William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano Albany TROY-079, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. III
September 8, 1995, Colden Center for the Performing Arts, Queens College, NY. Sanford Sylvan, baritone; Alan Feinberg, piano Decca 466 841-2, CD (2000). Charles Ives: When the Moon - Songs - Sets for Orchestra
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Janna Baty, mezzo-soprano; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559271, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 3
MARCH: "THE CIRCUS BAND" (I-C-8) (33 [ensemble], 115 [piano])
see also THE CIRCUS BAND
June 1966, Barking, London, England, UK. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Harold Farberman, conductor Vanguard Cardinal Series VCS10013 (Matrix: XSV124363) stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). Vanguard Cardinal Series C1013, stereo tape; 71/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1967). Vanguard VSL11011; stereo 33.3 RPM (1969, England). Everyman 08 6153 71, CD (1997). Vanguard 9201518, CD (2012). Charles Ives Orchestral Works. Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2.
January 31, 1967, Philharmonic Hall, New York City, NY. New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor Columbia Records M3X-31068, stereo LP (1972). Favorite light classics: by Beethoven, Bernstein, Bordin, Chabrier, Copland, Falla, Gliere, Grieg, Grofe, Herold, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Ives, Mahler, Mozart, Offenbach, Rossini, Saint-Saens, Smetana, Johann Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner
ca. 1976 Wartburg College Band; Robert E. Lee, conductor RL 2008, 33.3 RPM (1976). Wartburg College Band (arr. Jonathan Elkus)
May 26, 27, and 29, 1983, Uihlein Hall, Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Lukas Foss, conductor Pro-Arte PAD-102, 33.3 RPM (1983). American Festival
ca. 1984 The Happy End (band); Glen Gordon, arranger CirCus Records - RING L100, 33.3 RPM (1985). The Happy End: There's Nothing Quite Like Money
ca. 2000, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida University of Florida Wind Symphony; David A. Waybright, conductor Mark Records 3181-MCD, CD (2000). Symphonies, Circuses and Songs
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). Altissimo ALT55882 (2007). Charles Ives's America. Charles Ives: Variations on 'America' - Old Home Days - 'The Alcotts'. Not Sousa Volume 2: More Great Marches Not by John Philip Sousa
March 29-30, 2004, Sonic Temple, Roslindale, MA. Donald Berman, piano New World Records 80618, CD (2004). The Unknown Ives: Premiere Recordings of Unpublished Works and New Critical Editions, Volume 2
OUTDOOR SCENES
see HALLOWE'EN; see THE POND; see CENTRAL PARK IN THE DARK
OVER THE PAVEMENTS
see SCHERZO: OVER THE PAVEMENTS
PREMONITIONS (VI-B-65-a) (328)
see SET NO. 3: iii.

i. Text by Robert Underwood Johnson; ii. Text by Robert Underwood Johnson
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
February and March 1991, Maison de Radio-France, France Nicholas Isherwood, bass; Eric Watson, piano Accord 201812, CD (1991). Charles Ives (1874-1954): Melodies (No. 3 only)
May 14-16, 1991, St. Barnabas Church, Woodside Park, London, UK. Henry Herford, baritone; Robin Bowman, piano Unicorn-Kanchana DKP-9112, CD (1991). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 2
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY Paul Sperry, tenor; Irma Vallecillo, piano Albany TROY-080, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. IV
September 8, 1995, Colden Center for the Performing Arts, Queens College, NY. Sanford Sylvan, baritone; Alan Feinberg, piano Decca 466 841-2, CD (2000). Charles Ives: When the Moon - Songs - Sets for Orchestra
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Mary Phillips, mezzo-soprano; J.J. Penna, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
March 20-22, 2006, Recording Studio Valter Neri, Montevarchi Jill Feldman, soprano; Jeanette Koekkoek, piano Olive Music OM-011, CD (2007). Charles Ives: Songs (i. and iii. only)
February 16-20, 2007 Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano Hyperion CDA-67644, CD (2008). Romanzo, di Central Park (iii. only)
RAGTIME DANCES, Set of Four Ragtime Dances for Theatre Orchestra; 1. ALLEGRO MODERATO; 2. ALLEGRO MODERATO; 3. ALLEGRO; 4. ALLEGRO (I-C-17) (43)
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
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
SCHERZO: OVER THE PAVEMENTS (I-C-24) (82)
Summer 1951, New York City, NY. The Polymusic Chamber Orchestra; Vladimir Cherniavsky (i.e., Will Lorin), conductor. Polymusic Records PRLP1001 (Matrix: NEOLMC4121 ), 33.3 RPM (1951). The Music of Charles Ives: Volume One Recorded by Robert E. Blake
October 1962, Jordan Hall, NEC, 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
August 1967- January 1968, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC by Madison Sound Studios, Inc. Alan Mandel, piano Desto DST6460 in set DST6458-DST6461, stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). Vox Box CD3X-3034, CD (1995). Complete Works for Piano. Works for Piano. (measures 6572: sketch toward cadenza; above which is written: Storm & distress)
April 11 & 12, 1969, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Julliard Ensemble; Dennis Russel Davies, conductor Philips 839.322 DSY, 33.3 RPM (1970, Paris). ives - bolcom - berio - pousseur - lifchitz
March 31 or April 1, 1969, Jordan Hall, NEC, Boston, MA. Chamber Orchestra; Gunther Schuller, conductor Columbia MS7318 (Matrix: XXSM150422), stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). CBS 76033, 33 RPM (1972, France). Calcium Night Light
February 1969, City College of New York, New York City, NY. Eddy Kronengold, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038374121, 1/4 inch sound tape reel.

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