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
EIN TON (VI-B-21-b) (241)
see also I HEAR A TONE

Text by Peter Cornelius, translated by C. Hugo Laubach
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Sumi Kittelberger, soprano; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559271, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 3
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Sumi Kittelberger, soprano; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
SCENES FROM MY CHILDHOOD
see TOM SAILS AWAY
SEHNSUCHT (VI-B-35-c) (345)
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Sumi Kittelberger, soprano; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
SEPTEMBER (And in September . . .) (VI-B-61-b) (346)
Text by Folgore da San Geminiano, translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
July 17, 1939, Hollywood CA; by Radio Recorders, Inc. Radiana Pazmor, soprano; Frances Mullen, piano
May 11, 1963, McMillin Theatre, Columbia University, New York City. Norma Marder, soprano; James Tenney, piano Capitol (number unlisted), LP (1963). Ives Concert Recorded from WKCR-FM broadcast of concert.
September 13-17, 1965, Cue Studios, New York City, NY. Ted Puffer, tenor; James Tenney, piano Folkways FM3345, 33.3 RPM (1965). Smithsonian Folkways FW03345, CD (2004). Charles Ives Songs, Volume 2
November 2, 1969, Crouse Auditorium, Syracuse University, NY Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano. Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038373636, 1/4 inch sound tape reel 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
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano; Dennis Helmrich, piano Albany TROY-080, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. IV
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
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
November 6-8, 2003, Großer Saal, Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano Warner Classics 2564 60297, CD (2004). Warner Classics 5195024, CD (2010). Warner Classics 2564657042, CD (2012). Concord Sonata - Songs
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Ryan MacPherson, tenor; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
March 18-20, 2008, The Recital Hall at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York Susan Narucki, soprano; Donald Berman, piano New World Records 80680-2, CD (2008). The Light That is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives
SERENITY (O Sabbath rest of Galilee! . . .) (VI-B-60-d) (177 (unison choir), 347 (medium voice))
Text by John Greenleaf Whittier
March 31, 1943, New York City, NY William Ventura, tenor; Columbia Concert Orchestra; Bernard Herrmann, conductor Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370830, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. (accompaniment arranged by Bernard Herrmann?); Recorded from WABC, New York broadcast.
August 1954, St. Thomas's Episcopal Church, New Haven, CT Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano; recorded by Richard C. Burns Overtone 7, 33.3 RPM (1954). CRI 675, CD (1994). 24 Songs by Charles Ives. Songs of Charles Ives, Ernst Bacon.
February 22, 1956, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano
October 26, 1963, Whittier Women's Club Auditorium, Whittier, California Robert Voris, bass-baritone; Georgie Cooper, piano Century Custom Recording Service 18020, 33.3 RPM (1964). Century Custom Recording Service 18020, CD (1998). Festival of Song Recorded from WKCR-FM broadcast of concert.
May 11, 1963, McMillin Theatre, Columbia University, NYC Norma Marder, soprano; James Tenney, piano Capitol (number unlisted), LP (1963). Ives Concert
October 1964 Ward Devenny, piano; Singer unlisted Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038373776, 78 RPM Test Pressing.
June 6, 1965 (first broadcast date), Boston, MA Donald Gramm, baritone; Richard Cumming, piano ST/AND SLP411 in set SLP411SLP412; a collection entitled Songs of American Composers, 33.3 RPM (1961). ST/AND SLPS7411 in set SLPS-7411SLPS7412, stereo 33.3 RPM (1961). Desto DST 6411-6412, 33.3 RPM (1964). Desto D-7001, mono 33.3 RPM (1964). Desto DST-67001, stereo 33.3 RPM (1964). Desto D411 in set D411D412; same collection; same title, 33.3 RPM (1964). Desto DST7411 in set DST7411-DST7412, stereo 33.3 RPM (1964). Voxbox CDX-5129, CD (1996). Phoenix USA PHCD 178, CD (2011). Songs of American Composers Broadcast of National Educational Television, MUSICAL EXPERIMENTERS, from "Music in the Twenties" series.
September 13-17, 1965, Cue Studios, NYC Ted Puffer, tenor; James Tenney, piano Folkways FM3345, 33.3 RPM (1965). Smithsonian Folkways FW03345, CD (2004). Charles Ives Songs, Volume 2
May 4, 1966, Hollywood, CA The Gregg Smith Singers; The Columbia Chamber Orchestra; Gregg Smith, conductor Columbia ML6321 (Matrix: XXLP-114206), 33.3 RPM (1966). Columbia MS692 1 (Matrix: XXSM114208), stereo 33.3 RPM (1966). C.B.S. BRG72581 & SBRG-725821, stereo 33.3 RPM (1967, England). Charles Ives: Music for Chorus (with additions from fragment of version for chorus and orchestra)
ca. 1967, Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, Harrison, New York Summer Session Choir (1967), Pius X School of Liturgical Music; Ralph Hunter, conductor 12-BD-235-A, 33.3 RPM (1967).
1967, Boston, MA Jean Lunn, soprano; Susan Williams, piano. Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038372232, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. Jean Lunn: Five Songs by Charles Ives Recorded by Stephen B. Fassett
April 16, 1968, Urbana-Champaign, IL New Music Choral Ensemble (unaccompanied); Kenneth Gaburo, conductor Ars Nova Ars Antiqua AN1005, stereo 33.3 RPM (1971). 20th Century Choral Music
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. Recorded during recital.
ca. 1969, St. John's Military Academy, Salina, Kansas St. John's Military Academy Choristers (1969); Robert C. Ausland, choirmaster; Dale M. Kastberg, organ RPC JZB-36861/2, 33.3 RPM (1969). St. John's Military Academy: Choristers 1969
October 27 or 28, 1969, NYC Evelyn Lear, soprano; Alan Mandel, piano Columbia M30229, stereo 33.3 RPM (1971). Wadsworth Publishing Company, Inc. P6 17972, 33.3 RPM (1985). CBS Special Products P6 15628, 33.3 RPM (1981). American Scenes, American Poets
1970, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut The Yale Men's and Women's Glee Clubs; Fenno Heath, conductor Custom Fidelity Recordings CFS-2254, 33.3 RPM (1970).
1974, possibly Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA New England Conservatory Chamber Singers; Lorna Cooke deVaron, conductor New England Conservatory NEC-111, 33.3 RPM (1975). Be Glad, Then, America!: A Bicentennial Recording: The New England Conservatory Celebrates Our American Musical Heritage.
April 10/ 11, 1975, Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany Avon Stuart, baritone; Gregor Eichhorn, piano Edition Rhodos ERS-1218, 33.3 RPM (year unlisted) Avon Stuart Recital
October 1975, New York City, NY Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano Nonesuch H-71325, 33.3 (1976). Elektra, Nonesuch 9 71325-2, CD (year unlisted). Charles Ives: Songs
January 17, 1978, Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena, CA Evelyn Lear, soprano; Martin Katz, piano Pelican 2012, 33.3 RPM (1978). Evelyn Lear & Thomas Stewart Live in Recital
ca. 1981 Machel Melton, piano AA-1637-LPC, 33.3 RPM (1984).
ca. 1984, Netherlands Roberta Alexander, soprano; Tan Crone, piano. Etcetera KTC-1020, 33.3 RPM (1984, Netherlands). Etcetera KTC-1020, CD (2004). Etcetera KTC-2508, CD (2005). Charles Ives Songs
ca. 1986, Großes Festspielhaus Frederica von Stade, soprano; Martin Katz, piano Orfeo C870 1218, CD (1986). Frederica von Stade: Songs from Dorumsgaard, Mahler, Ives, Poulenc: Edinburgh 1976
July 1986, Bear Tracks Studio, Suffern, NY Richard Stoltzman, Jeremy Wall, synthesizers RCA 5944-2 RC, CD (1987). New York Counterpoint
1988, Tedesco Studios, NJ Matt Moran, vibraphone; Adam Good, electric guitar, E-bow; John Hollenbeck, percussion; Oscar Noriega, Alto Saxophone, bass clarinet. CRI CD-2000, CD (2001). Sideshow: Songs of Charles Ives
August 1989, Manhattan Center Studios, New York City, NY Orchestra of St. Luke's; John Adams, conductor; Dawn Upshaw, soprano Elecktra Nonesuch 979249-2, CD (1991). American Elegies
August 22-24, 1989, American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Richard Goode, piano; Lucy Chapman Stoltzman, violin RCA 60170, CD (1990). Contrasts
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 Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano; Dennis Helmrich, piano Albany TROY-080, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. IV
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
1994, Studio N Cologne, Cologne, Germany Sigune von Osten, soprano; Armin Fuchs, piano ITM Media ITM-950030, CD (1994). Sigune von Osten: Satie, Ives, Cage
ca. 1994 Chamber Choir of The School of Music, Göteborg University; Gunnar Eriksson Swedish Society Discofil SCD 1057, CD (1994). Mouyayoum
ca. 1998, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts Wheaton College Women's Chorale; Mary Hopper, director Wheaton Conservatory of Music WCWC05CD, CD (1998). O Come Let Us Sing
May 29, 1999- June 2, 1999, Bad Münder, Germany Veronica Lenz-Kuhn, soprano; Tan Crone, piano Thorofon CTH-2406, CD (1999). Charles Ives: Lieder
September 30, October 1-3, 1999, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA Thomas Hampson, baritone; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor BMG 09026-63703-2, CD (2002). Charles Ives: An American Journey

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