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
THE MASSES HAVE TOILED
see MAJORITY
THE NEW RIVER (Down the river comes a noise . . .) (VI-B-49) (308)
see also SET NO. 1: iii.

Text by the composer
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
November 18, 19, 24, 25, 1969, New York City, NY. Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano Columbia M4-32504, 33.3 RPM (1974). Charles Ives: The 100th Anniversary
June 5, 1974, Alice Tully Hall, New York City, NY Helen Boatwright, soprano; Yehudi Wyner, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002126011023, 78 RPM Test Pressing.
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. Paul Sperry, tenor; Irma Vallecillo, piano Albany TROY-079, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. III
May 29, 1999- June 2, 1999, Bad Münder, Germany. Veronica Lenz-Kuhn, soprano; Tan Crone, piano Thorofon CTH-2406, CD (1999). Charles Ives: Lieder
November 10-12, 2004, All Saints Church, East Finchley, London, England, UK. Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano Hyperion CDA-67516, CD (2005). Ives: A Song - For Anything
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. David Pittsinger, bass; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559272, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 4
March 18-20, 2008, The Recital Hall at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, NY. Susan Narucki, soprano; Donald Berman, piano New World Records 80680-2, CD (2008). The Light That is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives
June 8-10, 2010 at hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt am Main, Germany Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich; Sebastian Gottschick, conductor and arranger; Omar Ebrahim, baritone Hat Hut B00ALZ7BLU, CD (2012). Charles Ives: A Songbook (arrangement for instrumental ensemble by Sebastian Gottschick)
THE OLD MOTHER (VI-B-20-a) (316)
July 19, 2005, LSU Recital Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Andrew Childs, tenor; Wei-Han Su, piano. Centaur Records, Inc. CRC-2796, CD (2006). Songs of Charles Ives
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Matthew Plenk, tenor; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559272, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 4
ca. 2013 Rayanne Dupois, soprano; Antoine Palloc, piano Soupir Editions S221, CD (2013). The Side Show: Chansons de Charles Ives
THE ONE WAY (Here are things you've heard before . . .) (VI-B-72) (322)
December 29, 1968, afternoon, Sprague Mem. Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Helen Boatwright, soprano; William Dale, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002126011031, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. Songs of Charles Ives Recorded by Richard Warren Jr. Recorded during recital
November 18, 19, 24, 25, 1969, New York City, NY. Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano Columbia M4-32504, 33.3 RPM (1974). Charles Ives: The 100th Anniversary
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.
February 14, 1987, Stadtgarten Restaurant, Cologne, Germany. Veryan Weston, voice; Phil Minton, piano ITM Records ITM 0020 F669.912, 33.3 RPM (1987). ITM Records 1420, CD (1992). Ways
ca. 1988 Richard Beilharz, baritone; Claude-Erik Nandrup, piano RBM CD-63098, CD (1988). Humor im Lied = L'humour dans la mélodie = Humorous Songs
February and March 1991, Maison de Radio-France, France. Nicholas Isherwood, bass; Eric Watson, piano Accord 201812, CD (1991). Charles Ives (1874-1954): Melodies
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY. Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; Phillip Bush, piano Albany TROY-080, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. IV
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Kenneth Tarver, tenor; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559272, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 4
THE ONLY SON (323)
May- June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Kenneth Tarver, tenor; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559272, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 4
THE RIPE CORN BENDS LOW
see PICTURES
A SCOTCH LULLABY (VI-B-24-b) (341)
ca. 1991 Yolanda Marcoulescou-Stern, soprano; Katja Phillabaum, piano Gasparo GSCD-287, CD (1991). Art Songs by American Composers
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY. Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; Phillip Bush, piano Albany TROY-077, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. I
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Lielle Berman, soprano; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
July 19, 2005, LSU Recital Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Andrew Childs, tenor; Wei-Han Su, piano. Centaur Records, Inc. CRC-2796, CD (2006). Songs of Charles Ives
A SEA DIRGE (Full fathom five . . .) (VI-B-75) (342)
Text by William Shakespeare, from The Tempest
February 22, 1956, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano. Recorded during concert; (NOTE 1; This was the first performance of the work)
December 29, 1968, afternoon, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Helen Boatwright, soprano; William Dale, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002126011031, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. Songs of Charles Ives Recorded by Richard Warren, Jr.
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
November 18, 19, 24, & 25, 1969, New York City, NY. Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano Columbia M4-32504, 33.3 RPM (1974). Charles Ives: The 100th Anniversary
June 5, 1974, Alice Tully Hall, New York City, NY Helen Boatwright, soprano; Yehudi Wyner, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002126011023, 78 RPM Test Pressing.
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. Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; Phillip Bush, piano Albany TROY-080, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. IV
February and March 1991, Maison de Radio-France, France. Nicholas Isherwood, bass; Eric Watson, piano Accord 201812, CD (1991). Charles Ives (1874-1954): Melodies
January 1993, Sound Recording Centre Steurbaut, Ghent, Belgium. Charles Van Tassel, baritone; Marien Van Nieukerken, piano Walpurgis/Voxtempris VTP CD92010, CD (1993). René Gailly VTP CD92010, CD (1996). Charles E. Ives: Songs
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Patrick Carfizzi, baritone; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
April 8, 2013 Neal Ferreira, tenor; Victor Cayres de Mendonca, piano Navona Records (number unlisted), CD (2015).
A SONG- FOR ANYTHING: B. WHEN THE WAVES SOFTLY SIGH
November 10-12, 2004, All Saints Church, East Finchley, London, UK Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano Hyperion CDA-67516, CD (2005). Ives: A Song - For Anything
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Michael Cavalieri, baritone; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
A SONG- FOR ANYTHING: C. YALE, FAREWELL!
November 10-12, 2004, All Saints Church, East Finchley, London, UK Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano Hyperion CDA-67516, CD (2005). Ives: A Song - For Anything
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Patrick Carfizzi, baritone; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
A SONG-FOR ANYTHING: A. HEAR MY PRAYER, O LORD (VI-B-29-e) (355)
November- December 1978, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL Walter Carringer, tenor; Will Crutchfield, piano Brewster Records BR-1299, LP (1979). Early Songs
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano Albany TROY-077, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. I
November 10-12, 2004, All Saints Church, East Finchley, London, UK Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano Hyperion CDA-67516, CD (2005). Ives: A Song - For Anything
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
A TENDER CHILD OF SUMMERS THREE
see THE LIGHT THAT IS FELT
EIN TON (VI-B-21-b) (241)
see also I HEAR A TONE

Text by Peter Cornelius, translated by C. Hugo Laubach
October 1990, June 1991, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY. Thomas Hampson, baritone; Armen Guzelimian, piano Teldec 9031-72168-2, CD (1991). Teldec 4509-98825-2, CD (1994). Lieder: Ives, MacDowell, Griffes. The Thomas Hampson Collection, Vol. IV: American Songs.
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY. Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; Phillip Bush, piano Albany TROY-077, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. I

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