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
THOREAU (He grew in those seasons . . .) (VI-B-52) (373)
see also SONATA, PIANO, NO. 2: iv.

Text by the composer, quoting Thoreau
August 1989, Manhattan Center Studios, New York City, NY. Orchestra of St. Luke's; John Adams, conductor; Dawn Upshaw, soprano Elektra Nonesuch 979249-2, CD (1991). American Elegies
February and March 1991, Maison de Radio-France, France. Nicholas Isherwood, bass; Eric Watson, piano Accord 201812, CD (1991). Charles Ives (1874-1954): Melodies
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. William Sharp, baritone; Steven Blier, piano Albany TROY-080, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. IV
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 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. Robert Gardner, baritone; J.J. Penna, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
THOSE EVENING BELLS (VI-B-42-d) (374)
January 28, 1969 William Pearson, baritone; Wilhelm Neuhaus, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038374139, 1/4 inch sound tape reel.
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
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
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Patrick Carfizzi, baritone; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
February 16-20, 2007 Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano Hyperion CDA-67644, CD (2008). Romanzo, di Central Park
THOU HIDDEN LOVE OF GOD
see HYMN
THOUGHTS WHICH DEEPLY REST AT EVENING
see DISCLOSURE
THROUGH NIGHT AND DAY (VI-B-15-a) (375)
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY. Paul Sperry, tenor; Irma Vallecillo, piano Albany TROY-077, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. I
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Leah Wool, mezzo-soprano; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
TOLERANCE (How can T turn from any fire . . .) (VI-B-45-e) (377)
Text: The fires, by Rudyard Kipling
July 17, 1939, Hollywood, CA Radiana Pazmor, soprano; Frances Mullen, piano Recorded by Radio Recorders, Inc.; See also SET NO. 1: ii.
January 1952 Jacqueline Greissle, soprano; Josef Wolman, piano SPA Records SPA9 (Matrix: XTV19431), 33.3 RPM (1953). Songs of Sylvester Revueltas and Charles Ives
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 Recorded by Radio Recorders, Inc.
ca. 1993 David Taylor, bass trombone; Emily Mitchell, harp; Rolf Schulte, Jon Kass, violins; Louise Schulman, viola; Fred Sherry, cello New World 80436-2, CD (1993). Past Tells Recorded by Radio Recorders, Inc.
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 Recorded by Radio Recorders, Inc.
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 Recorded by Radio Recorders, Inc.
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Ryan MacPherson, tenor; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6 Recorded by Radio Recorders, Inc.
TOM SAILS AWAY (Scenes from my childhood) (VI-B-59) (378)
Text by the composer
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). Yale HSR W-603, CD (date of digital transfer not listed). 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
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
1963 (before May) Norma Marder, soprano; James Tenney, piano Capitol (no number), LP (1963). Ives Concert (Rehearsal for May 11, 1963 recital)
April 1963, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA. Roland Gagnon, tenor; Newton Wayland, piano Recorded from broadcast
May 11, 1963, McMillin Theatre, Columbia University, New York City, NY. Norma Marder, soprano; James Tenney, piano Capitol (no number), LP (1963). Ives Concert Broadcast of WKCR-FM
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
December 29, 1968, 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 C. Burns. Recorded during concert.
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
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.
ca. 1976, Battel Chapel, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Brass Quintet: David Baldwin, trumpet; Grant Keast, trumpet; Christine Snyder, horn; Theodore Toupin, trombone; Kenneth Singleton, tuba, arranger Red Rose Music RRM 04, 33.3 RPM (1976). New Haven Brass Quintet: Volume 4 (arranged for brass quintet)
June 11, 1976, small auditorium of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Roberta Alexander, soprano; Reinbert de Leeuw, piano Radio Nederland 6808 481/482, 33.3 RPM (1976). Holland Festival Highlights (1976)
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
December 1 & 2, 1982, Holy Trinity Church, New York City, NY. Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilber 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
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
February and March 1991, Maison de Radio-France, France. Nicholas Isherwood, bass; Eric Watson, piano Accord 201812, CD (1991). Charles Ives (1874-1954): Melodies
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
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
November 21-23, 1994, St. Bartholomew's Church, Orford, UK. John Harle, saxophone; John Lenehan, piano Unicorn-Kanchana DKP-9160, CD (1995). John Harle’s Saxophone Songbook
ca. 1995 Czech Brass Sextet Brno Multisonic 31 0349-2, CD (1995). The Glitter of Brass
September 30, October 1-3, 1999, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA. Thomas Hampson, baritone; Michael Tilson Thomas, piano BMG 09026-63703-2, CD (2002). Charles Ives: An American Journey
ca. 2000, University of Texas, Austin, Texas University of Texas Jazz Orchestra U T J O 005, CD (2000). Once in a Blue Moon arr. Jack Cooper

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