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
TOM SAILS AWAY (Scenes from my childhood) (VI-B-59) (378)
Text by the composer
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
February 2004, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, UK. Fiona Kimm, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Ball, piano Quartz QTZ-2038, CD (2005). In Flanders' Fields
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Patrick Carfizzi, baritone; J.J. Penna, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
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
ca. 2008 Stephen Swanson, baritone; David Gompper, piano Albany Records TROY1056, CD (2008). Was My Brother in the Battle?
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
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)
ca. 2011 Philip Langridge, tenor; David Owen Norris, piano; Jennifer Langridge, cello Prelude Records CDPR2550, CD (2011). Priez pour Paix
ca. 2011 Marino Formenti, piano Col Legno WWE1CD20299, CD (2011). Night Studies: For the installation "Expressive Rhythm" by Florian Pumhösl after Charles Ives and Alexander Rodchenken
April 4, 6, 2014 at Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, NY; Lighthouse Recordings, Staten Island, NY Players from the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and the Mingus Dynasty Big Band; Jack Cooper, conductor Planet Arts Recordings 101420 (2014). Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra (arrangement for jazz orchestra by Jack Cooper)
ca. 2016 Stephanie Hutzele, mezzo-soprano; Charles Spencer, piano Capriccio C5262, CD (2016). Nostalgia
TUNES WE HEARD IN "NINETY TWO"
see ON THE COUNTER
TWO LITTLE FLOWERS (On sunny days in our backyard . . .) (VI-B-68) (379)
Text by Harmony Twichell Ives and the composer
Early 1938, Musicraft Records, Inc., New York City, NY. Mordecai Bauman, baritone; Albert Hirsh, piano New Music Recordings 1412 (Matrix: NMQR17), 78 rpm (1938). Composers Recordings Inc. CRI SRD 390, LP (1978). CRI ACS-6014, cassette (1985). Six Songs. Yankee Music. Music of Charles Ives.
February 24, 1939, during the recital in Town Hall, New York City, NY. Mina Hager, mezzosoprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano
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
TWO LITTLE FLOWERS (On sunny days in our backyard . . .) (VI-B-68) (379)
February 12, 1940, New York City, NY. Mordecai Bauman, baritone; Albert Hirsh, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370806, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. Recorded from broadcast of WNYC
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 (Matrix: CHS313, side no. 1313), 78 rpm (1948). Charles Ives: An Album of Songs
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
ca. 1960 Devy Barnett, soprano; Mel Strauss, piano Stereo Age C3, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 2track (ca. 1960). Songs of Charles Ives
June 6, 1965 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 First broadcast, recorded from the broadcast of National Educational Television, MUSICAL EXPERIMENTERS, from "Music in the Twenties" series; original broadcast taped in or near Boston, Massachusetts
September 13-17, 1965 (recorded during the sessions), 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
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
March 8, 1970, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA. Robert Gartside, tenor; Keith Humble, piano Private disc F-RG, stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). Gartside-Humble Recital Recorded by Stephen B. Fassett
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.
September 1980 and January 1981, Lukaskirche, Dresden, Germany. Heinz Reeh, bass; Werner Schieke, piano ETERNA 8 27 566, 33.3 RPM (1983). Berlin Classics 0092542BC, CD (1997). Lieder
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
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
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
ca. 1993 Stanford Olsen, tenor; Craig Rutenberg, piano Musical Heritage Society 3638, CD (1993). Boyhood's End
January 1993, Sound Recording Centre Steurbaut, Ghent, Belgium. Charles van Tassel, baritone; Marien van Nieukerken, piano Walpurgis CD 92010, CD (1996). René Gailly VTP CD92010, CD (1996). Charles E. Ives: Songs
ca. 1994 Patrice Michaels Bedi, soprano; Deborah Sobol, piano Cedille CDR90000019, CD (1994). Songs of the Romantic Age
July 1996, Fine Arts Recital Hall, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI. Erie Mills, soprano; Jeffry Peterson, piano Vai Audio VAIA 1151, CD (1997). Always It's Spring
November 17-21, 1998, Church of S. Maria Minor, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Roberta Alexander, soprano; Brian Masuda, piano Etcetera KTC-1208, CD (1999). Songs My Mother Taught Me
March and April 1998, St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London, England, UK. Nathan Gunn, baritone; Kevin Murphy, piano EMI 7243 5 73160 2 6, CD (1999). EMI 5099 6 95226 2 8, CD (2009). American Anthem
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
January 9, 10, & 12, 2005, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY. Deborah Voigt, soprano; Brian Zeger, piano Angel 7243 5 57964 2 4, CD (2005). Warner Classics 2344502, CD (2008). All My Heart: Deborah Voigt Sings American Songs. Charles Ives: Songs, Piano Trio, Violin Sonata Nos. 2 & 4.
February 9-10, 12-13, 2005, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY. Deborah Voigt, soprano; Brian Zeger, piano EMI 50999 2 34450 2 4 , CD (2008). Warner Classics 2344502, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Piano Trio, Violin Sonata Nos. 2 & 4.
May-June 2005, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven CT. Michael Cavalieri, baritone; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
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
March 20-22, 2006, Recording studio Valter Neri, Montevarchi, Italy. Jill Feldman, soprano; Jeannette Koekkoek, piano Olive Music OM-011, CD (2007). Charles Ives: Songs
February 16-20, 2007, All Saints, Durham Rd., East Finchley, London, England, UK. Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano Hyperion CDA-67644, CD (2008). Romanzo, di Central Park
March 18-20, 2008, The Recital Hall at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY. Susan Narucki, soprano; Donald Berman, piano New World Records 80680-2, CD (2008). The Light That is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives
TWO SLANTS or CHRISTIAN AND PAGAN: a. DUTY (So nigh is grandeur to our dust . . .); b. VITA (Nascentes morimur . . .) (VI-B-64-a) (380)
a. Text by Ralph Waldo Emerson b. Text by Manlius or Manilius, from Astronomica
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 (Matrix: CHS316, side no. 1316), 78 rpm (1948). Charles Ives: An Album of Songs (b. only)
October 27 or 28, 1969, New York City, NY. Evelyn Lear, soprano; Alan Mandel, piano (a., only) Columbia M30229, stereo 33.3 RPM (1971). American Scenes, American Poets
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. Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; Philip Bush, piano Albany TROY-080, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. IV
May-June 2005, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Matthew Plenk, tenor; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY
see REQUIEM

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