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 SIDE SHOW (Is that Mr. Reilly . . .) (VI-B-66) (348)
Text by the composer, quoting Pat Rooney
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
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 (arranged for brass quintet)
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
April 5, 1994, Studio Dufay, Leverett, MA Adrianne Greenbaum, flute; Alissa Lieser, piano Dufay Digital Music (number unlisted), CD (1996). Sounds of America
June 1995, Bradley Hills Presbetyrian Church, Bethesda, MD Vocal Arts Quartet: Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Beverly Benso, alto; Samuel Gordon, tenor; Robert Kennedy, baritone; Francis Conlon, piano; Howard Bass, guitar; Mary Findlay, violin; Bruce Hutton, banjos Koch 3-7392-2-H1, CD (1997). Gentle Annie: Stephen Foster - Charles Ives
July 29-31, 1996, All Saints, Durham Road, East Finchley, London, UK. Robert White, tenor; Samuel Sanders, piano Hyperion CDA-66920, CD (1997). Sure on this Shining Night: 20th-Century Romantic Songs of America
February, August 1997 Lyne Comtois, mezzo-soprano; Marc Bourdeau, piano Brioso BR-112, CD (1997). Songs of the Americas
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
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
January 9, 10, 12, 2005, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York Deborah Voigt, soprano; Brian Zeger, piano Angel 7243 5 57964 2 4, CD (2005). EMI 50999 2 34450 2 4, CD (2008). Warner Classics 2344502, CD (2008). All My Heart: Deborah Voigt Sings American Songs. Charles Ives: Songs, Piano Trio, Violin Sonata Nos. 2 & 4.
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Leah Wool, mezzo-soprano; J.J. Penna, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
ca. 2013 Rayanne Dupois, soprano; Antoine Palloc, piano Soupir Editions S221, CD (2013). The Side Show: Chansons de Charles Ives
THE SONG OF THE DEAD (VI-B-29-d) (357)
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano Albany TROY-078, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. III
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT David Pittsinger, bass; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
THE SOUTH WIND (When gently blows the South Wind . . .) (VI-B-22-c) (362)
Text by Harmony Twichell
ca. 1960 Devy Barnett, soprano; Mel Strauss, piano Stereo Age C3, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s., 2track (ca. 1960).
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 Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano; Dennis Helmrich, piano Albany TROY-078, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. III
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; J.J. Penna, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
THE SOUTH WIND (When gently blows the South Wind . . .) (VI-B-22-c) (362)
February 16-20, 2007 Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano Hyperion CDA-67644, CD (2008). Romanzo, di Central Park
THE SPIRIT IS TOO WEAK
see LIKE A SICK EAGLE; see SET NO. 1: iv.
THE SWEETEST FLOW'R THAT BLOWS
see AT PARTING
THE SWIMMERS (Then the swift plunge . . .) (VI-B-53) (366)
Text: Swimmers, by Louis Untermeyer
July 17, 1939, Hollywood, CA. Radiana Pazmor, soprano; Frances Mullen, piano Radio Recorders, Inc.
August 1954, St. Thomas's Episcopal Church, New Haven, CT Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano. Overtone 7, 33.3 RPM (1954). CRI 675, CD (1994). 24 Songs by Charles Ives. Songs of Charles Ives, Ernst Bacon. Recorded by Richard C. Burns
November 26, 1961, Konserthus, Stolkholm, Sweden Erik Sædén, baritone; Sten Envik, piano EMI C 053-35162, 33.3 RPM (1976). Gösta Nystroem: Sånger Vid Havet - Ture Rangström: Idyll - Charles Ives: Sånger
September 13-17, 1965, Cue Studios, NYC Ted Puffer, tenor; James Tenney, piano Folkways FM3344, 33.3 RPM (1965). Smithsonian Folkways FW03344, CD (2004). Charles Ives Songs, Vol. 1: 1894-1915
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. Recorded by Richard Warren Jr. Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002126011031, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. Songs of Charles Ives
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
December 1 & 2, 1975, Studio Lankwitz, Berlin, Germany. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Baritone, Michael Ponti, Piano Deutsche Grammophon 2530 696, 33.3 RPM (1976). Deutsche Grammophon 463 514-2, CD (2003). Charles Ives: Songs - Lieder. Fischer-Dieskau Edition: Debussy - Ravel - Ives.
January 5-6, 1985, Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, UK Sarah Walker, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Allen, baritone; Roger Vignoles, piano Hyperion CDA-66165, CD (1987). The Sea
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
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano; Dennis Helmrich, piano Albany TROY-079, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. III
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). Concord Sonata - Songs
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; 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
THEN THE SWIFT PLUNGE
see THE SWIMMERS
THERE IS A CERTAIN GARDEN (VI-B-17) (369)
February 22, 1956, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano (This was the first performance of the work).
November 18, 19, 24, & 25, 1969 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, 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 26-28, 1990, Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, London, England Henry Herford, baritone; Robin Bowman, piano Unicorn-Kanchana DKP-9111, CD (1991). Songs: Volume 1
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano; Dennis Helmrich, piano Albany TROY-077, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. I
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
THERE IS A LANE (VI-B-29-c) (370)
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
ca. 1984, Netherlands Roberta Alexander, soprano; Tan Crone, piano. Etcetera KTC-1020, 33.3 RPM (1984, Netherlands). Etcetera KTC-1068, CD (2004). Etcetera KTC-2508, CD (2005). Charles Ives Songs Text by the composer
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.
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY Paul Sperry, tenor; Irma Vallecillo, piano Albany TROY-078, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. III

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