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 SEA OF SLEEP (Good night, my care and my sorrow...) (VI-B-41-a) (343)
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.
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
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Ian Howell, countertenor; Douglas Dickson, 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, NY. Susan Narucki, soprano; Donald Berman, piano New World Records 80680-2, CD (2008). The Light That is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives
THE SEE'R (An old man with a straw in his mouth . . .) (VI-B-49-a) (344)
see also SET NO. 1: i.

Text by the composer
February 24, 1939, Town Hall, New York City, NY. Mina Hager, mezzosoprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano. Recorded during recital
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.
January 17, 1967, Hollywood CA, by Columbia Records Adrienne Albert, mezzosoprano; Columbia Chamber Ensemble; Gregg Smith, conductor Columbia MS7321 (Matrix: XXSM150546), stereo 33.3 RPM (1969). New Music of Charles Ives: Seventeen First Recordings for Solo Voice, Chorus and Chamber Orchestra
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.
ca. 1975 The New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble; Gunther Schuller, conductor Golden Crest CRS-31042, 33.3 RPM (1975). The Road from Rags to Jazz (arr. for instrumental ensemble)
July 29 & 30, 1980, Radiohuset, Studio 2, Stolkholm, Sweden Kerstin Ståhl, soprano; Kerstin Åberg, piano Caprice CAP-1187, LP (1981). Kerstin Ståhl, sopran: Bengt Emil Johnson - Lars-Gunnar Bodin - Charles E. Ives
December 1 & 2, 1982, Holy Trinity Church, New York City, NY. Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano Bridge BDG-2002, LP (1983). American Scenes, American Poets
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
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 22-24, 1989, American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters, New York City, NY. Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Richard Goode, piano; Lucy Chapman Stoltzman, violin RCA 60170, CD (1990). Contrasts
November 26-28, 1990, Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, London, England, UK. Henry Herford, baritone; Robin Bowman, piano Unicorn-Kanchana DKP-9111, CD (1991). Songs: Volume 1
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
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
January 12, 1995, Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Susan Narucki, soprano; Alan Feinberg, piano Decca 466 841-2, CD (2000). Charles Ives: When the Moon - Songs - Sets for Orchestra
May 29, 1999- June 2, 1999, Bad Münder, Germany. Veronica Lenz-Kuhn, soprano; Tan Crone, piano Thorofon CTH-2406, CD (1999). Charles Ives: Lieder
ca. 2002 and 2016 Bradley Robinson, baritone; Stacy Rodgers, piano Albany Records TROY1711, CD (2018). Charles Ives: A Portrait in Song
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Robert Gardner, baritone; J.J. Penna, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
February 16-20, 2007 Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano Hyperion CDA-67644, CD (2008). Romanzo, di Central Park
February 24 & 25, 2008, Brooklyn Recording, New York City, NY Theo Bleckmann, voice and live electronic processing; Kneebody Winter and Winter W&W 910 147-2, CD (2008). Twelve Songs by Charles Ives (Mixed July 2 & 3, 2008, Fluxx Studio, Munich, Germany)
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 SIDE SHOW (Is that Mr. Reilly . . .) (VI-B-66) (348)
Text by the composer, quoting Pat Rooney
February 24, 1939, Town Hall, New York City, NY Mina Hager, mezzosoprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano. Recorded during recital. The song was repeated; both performances were recorded. Recorded during recital.
September 28, 1939, WPA Community Building Theatre, The World's Fair, New York City, NY Gretchen Gantvoort, soprano; Thomas Weil, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038371572, 78 RPM Test Pressing. Recorded from broadcast of WNYC of recital.
May 24 or June 2, 1947, Carnegie Studio No. 306, New York City, NY Ernest McChesney, tenor; Otto Herz, piano Concert Hall Series C Album 7 (side no. 1312: Matrix: CHS312), 78 rpm (1948). Charles Ives: An Album of Songs
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
July 8-9, 1967, Pye Records Studio No. 1, ATV House, London, England Marni Nixon, soprano; John McCabe, piano Pye GGC4105, 33.3 RPM (1967, England). Pye GSGC14105 stereo 33.3 RPM (1967, England). Nonesuch H71209, stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). EMI 50999 2 06631 2 4, CD (2008). Marni Nixon sings Ives, Goehr, Schürmann. Charles Ives: Songs, Orchestral Sets, From the Steeples and the Mountains.
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.
October 27 or 28, 1969, New York City, NY Evelyn Lear, soprano; Alan Mandel, piano Columbia M30229, stereo 33.3 RPM (1971). American Scenes, American Poets
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 by Richard C. Burns. 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
February 6, 1969, Hilversum, The Netherlands Sophia van Sante, soprano; Reinbert de Leeuw, piano Broadcast of VaraTelevisiedienst
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.
June-August 1974, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Easter Brass Quintet: Charles Baxter, horn; Robert Fanning, trombone; Richard Green, trumpet; Tucker Jolly, tuba; William Wich, trumpet Klavier Records KS 539, 33.3 RPM (1975). Rags and Other American Things
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
March 1976, Evanston IL Helen-Kay Eberley, soprano; Donald Isaak, piano Eb-Sko Productions 1001, 33.3 RPM (1976). Separate But Equal
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
July 29 & 30, 1980, Radiohuset, Studio 2, Stolkholm, Sweden Kerstin Ståhl, soprano; Kerstin Åberg, piano Caprice CAP-1187, LP (1981). Kerstin Ståhl, sopran: Bengt Emil Johnson - Lars-Gunnar Bodin - Charles E. Ives
December 1 & 2, 1982, Holy Trinity Church, New York City, NY. Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano Bridge BDG-2002, LP (1983). American Scenes, American Poets
1982, Dartington Hall, Devon, England Sarah Walker, mezzo-soprano; Roger Vignoles, piano Meridian E-77056, 33.3 RPM (1982). Meridian CDE-84167, CD (1988). Cabaret Songs: Britten, Gershwin, Danworth & Others
November 2, 1982, Wigmore Hall, London, England Carolyn Watkinson, mezzo-soprano; Tan Crone, piano Etcetera ETC-1007, 33.3 RPM (1983). Etcetera KTC-1007, CD (1987). Recital at Wigmore Hall: Bizet, Brahms, Berg, Dvorak, Ives
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
July 1987-February 1988 Berliner Blechbläserquintett: Rainer Auerbach, Trumpet I; Dietrich Schmuhl, Trumpet II; Uwe Holjewilken, Horn; Curt Lommatzsch, Trombone; Dietrich Unkrodt. Ars Vivendi 2100162, CD (1990). Musik für Blechbläser = Music for Brass
August 29, 1989, West Garden Court of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble: Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Beverly Benso, contralto; Samuel Gordon, tenor; Robert Kennedy, baritone; George Manos, artistic director and pianist Koch 3-7038-2 H1, CD (1991). Koch 3-7360-2, CD (1996). Four Centuries of Vocal Music. American Songbook.
ca. 1990 Eastern Brass Quintet: Charles Baxter, horn; Robert Fanning, Trombone; Richard Green, Trumpet; Tucker Jolly, tuba; William Wich, trumpet Klavier KCD-11025, CD (1990). Classical Brass
November 26-28, 1990, Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, London, England Henry Herford, baritone; Robin Bowman, piano Unicorn-Kanchana DKP-9111, CD (1991). Songs: Volume 1
March 1991, 1992, Salen Church Hall, Ski, Norway Arctic Brass: Arne Bjøhei, trumpet; Espen Ræstad, trumpet; Joar Jensen, horn; Gaute Vikdal, trombone; Jan-Erik Lund, tuba Simax of Norway PSC-1074, CD (1993). Contemporary Music for Brass Quintet
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

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