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
SCHERZO: OVER THE PAVEMENTS (I-C-24) (82)
February 1969, City College of New York, New York City, NY. Eddy Kronengold, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038374121, 1/4 inch sound tape reel.
April 11 & 12, 1969, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Julliard Ensemble; Dennis Russel Davies, conductor Philips 839.322 DSY, 33.3 RPM (1970, Paris). ives - bolcom - berio - pousseur - lifchitz
1979, Bol'shogo Teatra, Moscow, USSR. Ansambl Solistov Orchestra; Aleksandr Lazarev, conductor Melodiya гост-1539, 33.3 RPM (1981).
December 2-6, 1991, Saal der Deutschen Bank, Frankfurt, Germany. Ensemble Modern; Ingo Metzmacher EMI 0777 7 54552 2 9, CD (1992). EMI 50999 2 06631 2 4, CD (2008). A Portrait of Charles Ives. Charles Ives: Songs, Orchestral Sets, From the Steeples and the Mountains.
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
April 8-9, 2003, Sonic Temple, Roslindale, MA. Donald Berman, piano New World Records 80618-2, CD (1994). The Unknown Ives: Premiere Recordings of Unpublished Works and New Critical Editions, Volume 2
SCHERZO: THE SEE'R
see THE SEE'R; see SET NO. 1: i.
SET FOR THEATRE ORCHESTRA; i. IN THE CAGE; ii. IN THE INN; iii. IN THE NIGHT (I-C-28) (20)
i. see also THE CAGE; ii. see also SONATA, PIANO, NO. 1: ii/b
May 15 or 16, 1934, Capitol Sound Studios, New York City, NY The Pan American Chamber Orchestra; Nicolas Slonimsky, conductor New Music Quarterly Recordings Vol. I No. 5 (Matrix: CSS429; record later renumbered: 1013), 78rpm (1934). Orion ORD7 150, 33.3 RPM (1971). (iii. only)
November 11, 1941, New York City, NY Eastman School of Music Orchestra; Frederick Fennell, conductor Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370814, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. Recorded from broadcast of WABC, New York. (i. & iii. only)
1952, Studio of the Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria Stell Anderson, piano; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Sternberg, conductor Oceanic OCS31 (Matrix: TV18352), 10-inch 33.3 RPM (1953). "A Set of Pieces" for Orchestra and Piano
June 1966, Barking, London, England Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Harold Farberman, conductor Vanguard Cardinal Series VCS10013 (Matrix: XSV124363), stereo (1967). Vanguard Cardinal Series C1013, stereo tape, 7i/2 i.p.s., 4track (1967). Vanguard: VSL11011, stereo 33.3 RPM (1969, England). Vanguard Classics 9201518, CD (2012).
February and May 1990, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Orchestra New England; James Sinclair, conductor Koch 3-7025-2, CD (1990). The Orchestral Music of Charles Ives
December 2-6, 1991, Saal der Deutschen Bank, Frankfurt, Germany Ensemble Modern; Ingo Metzmacher EMI 0777 7 54552 2 9, CD (1992). EMI 50999 2 06631 2 4, CD (2008). EMI 50999 2 68132 2 6, CD (2009). [iii. only] Warner Classics 2681322, CD (2009). Warner Classics 9990266045, CD (2011). [iii. only] EMI Classics 50999 7 23437 2 2, CD (2013). Warner Classics 7234372, CD (2013). [iii. only] A Portrait of Charles Ives. Charles Ives: Songs, Orchestral Sets, From the Steeples and the Mountains. Essential 20th Century Classics.
April 1993, Performing Arts Center, State University of NY at Purchase, NY Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Gilbert Kalish, piano Deutsche Grammophon 439869-2, CD (1994). Deutsche Grammophon 457911-2, CD (1999). A Set of Pieces: Music by Charles Ives. Three Places in New England.
November 11, 15, 16, 1993, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, England Music Projects/London; Richard Bernas, conductor Decca 466 841-2, CD (2000). Charles Ives: When the Moon - Songs - Sets for Orchestra
June 8-10, 2010 at hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt am Main, Germany Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich; Sebastian Gottschick, conductor and arranger Hat Hut B00ALZ7BLU, CD (2012). Charles Ives: A Songbook [iii. only] (arrangement for instrumental ensemble by Sebastian Gottschick)
ca. 2014 Orchestre Radio de Canada; Robert Irving, conductor VAI DVDVAI4574, DVD (2014) New York City Ballet in Montreal, Vol. 4 [ii, iii only]; (as part of ballet IVESIANA, Choreographed by George Balanchine; New York City Ballet)
SET NO. 1; i.SCHERZO: THE SEE'R; ii. A LECTURE (BY ARTHUR TWINING HADLEY) (How can I turn from any fire . . .); iii. THE RUINED RIVER; iv. KEATS' "LIKE A SICK EAGLE" (The spirit is too weak . . .); v. CALCIUM LIGHT NIGHT; vi. BYRON'S "WHEN THE MOON IS ON THE WAVE" (Ives later listed YALE-PRINCETON GAME, I-B-3, as 6 1/2) (I-C-31) (10, vi=51)
i. see also THE SEE'R, ii. See also TOLERANCE, iii. See also TOLERANCE, iv. see also LIKE A SICK EAGLE, v. see also INCANTATION

ii. Text from The Flies, by Rudyard Kipling
February 22, 1956, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Instrumental ensemble; Keith Wilson, conductor. Recorded during concert. (v., preceded by portions of a talk by the conductor about the work; NOTE 1)
January 17, 1967, Hollywood, CA 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 (iv. & vi. only)
March 31 or April 1, 1969, Jordan Hall, NEC, Boston, MA Chamber orchestra; Gunther Schuller, conductor Columbia MS7318 (Matrix: XSM150421), stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). CBS 76033, 33 RPM (1972, France). Calcium Night Light
1979, Bol'shogo Teatra, Moscow, USSR. Ansambl Solistov Orchestra; Aleksandr Lazarev, conductor Melodiya гост-1539, 33.3 RPM (1981). [v. only]
November 8-11, 1983, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA Conservatory Symphony Orchestra; Gunther Schuller, guest conductor New England Conservatory NEC-122, 33.3 RPM (1983). Charles Ives: New England Conservatory, November 8-11, 1983 (Yale-Princeton Football Game only)
December 19-29, 1988, Glinka Museum, Moscow, Soviet Union Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Timur Mynbaev, conductors (specific conductor not listed); Orchestra Unlisted MCA AED-68000, CD (1988). Highlights from "Alternatives": A Series of Performances of Soviet Avant Garde Music (Yale-Princeton Football Game only)
February and May 1990, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT Orchestra New England; James Sinclair, conductor Koch 3-7025-2, CD (1990). The Orchestral Music of Charles Ives (v. and vi. only- First recording, Charles Ives Society critical edition.)
December 2-6, 1991, Sall der Deutschen Bank, Frankfurt, Germany Ensemble Modern; Ingo Metzmacher EMI 0777 7 54552 2 9, CD (1992). EMI 50999 2 06631 2 4, CD (2008). A Portrait of Charles Ives. Charles Ives: Songs, Orchestral Sets, From the Steeples and the Mountains
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 (v. only)
April 1993, Performing Arts Center, State University of NY at Purchase, NY Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Gilbert Kalish, piano Deutsche Grammophon 439869-2, CD (1994). Deutsche Grammophon 457911-2, CD (1999). A Set of Pieces: Music by Charles Ives. Three Places in New England.
November 11, 15, 16, 1993, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, England Music Projects/London; Richard Bernas, conductor Decca 466 841-2, CD (2000). Charles Ives: When the Moon - Songs - Sets for Orchestra
March 20-22, 2006, Recording Studio Valter Neri, Montevarchi Jill Feldman, soprano; Jeanette Koekkoek Olive Music OM-011, CD (2007). Charles Ives: Songs
June 19-21, 2007, Konsertsalen, Malmö, Sweden Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus, James Sinclair, conductor Naxos 8.559370, CD (2009). Charles Ives: Holiday Symphony (excerpts) - The General Slocum - Overture in G Minor (Yale-Princeton Football Game only; realization by J. Sinclair)
SET NO. 1; i.SCHERZO: THE SEE'R; ii. A LECTURE (BY ARTHUR TWINING HADLEY) (How can I turn from any fire . . .); iii. THE RUINED RIVER; iv. KEATS' "LIKE A SICK EAGLE" (The spirit is too weak . . .); v. CALCIUM LIGHT NIGHT; vi. BYRON'S "WHEN THE MOON IS ON THE WAVE" (Ives later listed YALE-PRINCETON GAME, I-B-3, as 6 1/2) (I-C-31) (10, vi=51)
i. see also THE SEE'R, ii. See also TOLERANCE, iii. See also TOLERANCE, iv. see also LIKE A SICK EAGLE, v. see also INCANTATION

ii. Text from The Flres, by Rudyard Kipling
January 17, 1967, Hollywood, CA William Feuerstein, baritone; Columbia Chamber Ensemble; Gregg Smith, conductor Columbia MS7321 (Matrix: XXSM150546), stereo (1969). New Music of Charles Ives: Seventeen First Recordings for Solo Voice, Chorus and Chamber Orchestra (ii. only, entitled "Tolerance")
SET NO. 2; i.LARGO (also as iii. ADAGIO "THE INDIANS" in SET No. 5); ii. "GYP THE BLOOD" or HEARST!? WHICH IS WORST?!; iii. THE LAST READER (I sometimes sit beneath a tree . . .) (I-C-32) (11)
i. See also THE INDIANS; iii. See also THE LAST READER

iii. text by Oliver Wendell Holmes
October 1962, Jordan Hall, NEC, Boston, MA The Boston Chamber Ensemble; Harold Farberman, conductor Cambridge CRM804, 33.3 RPM (1963). Cambridge CRS1804 (Matrix: P4RS7433) stereo 33.3 RPM (1963). Ives: Chamber pieces, Songs [and] Piano Sonata
SET NO. 2; i.LARGO (also as iii. ADAGIO "THE INDIANS" in SET No. 5); ii. "GYP THE BLOOD" or HEARST!? WHICH IS WORST?!; iii. THE LAST READER (I sometimes sit beneath a tree . . .) (I-C-32) (11)
iii. text by Oliver Wendell Holmes
January 17, 1967, Hollywood, CA Adrienne Albert, mezzosoprano; Columbia Chamber Ensemble; Gregg Smith conductor Columbia MS7321 (Matrix: XXSM150546), stereo (1969). New Music of Charles Ives: Seventeen First Recordings for Solo Voice, Chorus and Chamber Orchestra (iii. only)
March 31 or April 1, 1969, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA Chamber orchestra; Gunther Schuller, conductor Columbia MS7318 (Matrix: XXSM150422), stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). CBS 76033, 33 RPM (1972, France). Calcium Night Light (i & iii only)
April 3, 1974, 7:30PM-10:30PM, 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 (ii. only)
December 2-6, 1991, Saal der Deutschen Bank, Frankfurt, Germany Ensemble Modern; Ingo Metzmacher EMI 0777 7 54552 2 9, CD (1992). EMI 50999 2 06631 2 4, CD (2008). A Portrait of Charles Ives. Charles Ives: Songs, Orchestral Sets, From the Steeples and the Mountains. (i. & ii. only)
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 (ii. only)
November 11, 15, 16, 1993, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, England Music Projects/London; Richard Bernas, conductor Decca 466 841-2, CD (2000). Charles Ives: When the Moon - Songs - Sets for Orchestra (ii. only)
June 8-10, 2010 at hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt am Main, Germany Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich; Sebastian Gottschick, conductor and arranger Hat Hut B00ALZ7BLU, CD (2012). Charles Ives: A Songbook (ii. only) (arrangement for instrumental ensemble by Sebastian Gottschick)
SET NO. 3; i. AT SEA (Some things are undivined . . .); ii. LUCK AND WORK (While one will search . . .); iii. PREMONITIONS (I-C-35) (12)
i. see also AT SEA

i. Text by Robert Underwood Johnson
March 31, 1943, New York City, NY Mitchell Miller, English horn; Columbia Concert Orchestra; Bernard Herrmann, conductor Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038370848, 1/4 inch sound tape reel. Broadcast of WABC, New York; (i. only, entitled ADAGIO SOSTENUTO)
SET NO. 3; i. AT SEA (Some things are undivined . . .); ii. LUCK AND WORK (While one will search . . .); iii. PREMONITIONS (I-C-35) (12)
i. see also AT SEA

i. Text by Robert Underwood Johnson; ii. Text by Robert Underwood Johnson
January 17, 1967, Hollywood, CA William Feuerstein, baritone; 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 ii. only
1979, Bol'shogo Teatra, Moscow, USSR. Ansambl Solistov Orchestra; Aleksandr Lazarev, conductor Melodiya гост-1539, 33.3 RPM (1981). [i. only]
December 2-6, 1991, Saal der Deutschen Bank, Frankfurt, Germany Ensemble Modern; Ingo Metzmacher EMI 0777 7 54552 2 9, CD (1992). EMI 50999 2 06631 2 4, CD (2008). A Portrait of Charles Ives. Charles Ives: Songs, Orchestral Sets, From the Steeples and the Mountains. (No. 1 only)
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 (No. 1 and 2 only)
November 11, 15, 16, 1993, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, England Music Projects/London; Richard Bernas, conductor Decca 466 841-2, CD (2000). Charles Ives: When the Moon - Songs - Sets for Orchestra
February 8-11, 2002 Leipziger Streichquartett: Andreas Seidel, violin; Tilman Büning, violin; Ivo Bauer, viola; Matthias Moosdorf, violoncello; Steffen Schleiermacher, piano; Yeon-Hee Kwak, english horn. MDG Gold MDG-307 1143, CD (2002). Ives: Complete Music for String Quartet (Adagio Sustenuto)
SET NO. 3; i. AT SEA (Some things are undivined . . .); ii. LUCK AND WORK (While one will search . . .); iii. PREMONITIONS (I-C-35) (12)
i. see also AT SEA
March 31 or April 1, 1969, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA Chamber orchestra; Gunther Schuller, conductor Columbia MS7318 (Matrix: XSM150421), stereo (1970). CBS 76033, 33 RPM (1972, France). Calcium Night Light
SET NO. 5 (I-C-40) (14)
March 31, or April 1, 1969, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA Chamber Orchestra; Gunther Schuller, conductor Columbia MS-7318 (Matrix: XSM-150421), stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). CBS 76033, 33 RPM (1972, France). Calcium Night Light (iii.only)
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
ca. 1979 Laurie Monohan, vocals; Steve Peisch, violin; Andrew Jones, violin; Fred Hersch, piano Golden Crest Records NEC-116, 33.3 RPM (1979). Third Stream Today
November 11, 15, 16, 1993, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, England Music Projects/London; London Voices; Richard Bernas, conductor Decca 466 841-2, CD (2000). Charles Ives: When the Moon - Songs - Sets for Orchestra

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