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
VITA
see TWO SLANTS: b.
VOTE FOR NAMES! NAMES! NAMES! (VI-B-48-a) (381)
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
ca. 1994 The Gregg Smith Singers Premier PRCD-1030, CD (1994). Songs of Humor & Satire
May 29, 1999- June 2, 1999, Bad Münder, Germany Veronica Lenz-Kuhn, soprano; Tan Crone, piano Thorofon CTH-2406, CD (1999). Charles Ives: Lieder
May-June 2005, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Ryan MacPherson, tenor; Douglas Dickson, piano; Laura Garritson, piano; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
THE WAITING SOUL (VI-B-44-a) (382)
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
May-June 2005, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
THE WHITE GULLS (VI-B-26-b) (391)
Text by Maurice Morris, from the Russian
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
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
ca. 1975 Elizabeth Suderburg, singer; Robert Suderburg, piano OLY-104, 33.3 RPM (1975). American Sampler
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.
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
February and March 1991, Maison de Radio-France, France. Nicholas Isherwood, bass; Eric Watson, piano Accord 201812, CD (1991). Charles Ives (1874-1954): Melodies
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. 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. Mary Phillips, mezzo-soprano; J.J. Penna, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
THE WORLD'S HIGHWAY (For long I wander'd happily . . .) (VI-B-42-c) (397)
Text by Harmony Twichell Ives
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. Broadcast of WNYC
November-December 1978, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL Walter Carringer, tenor; Will Crutchfield, piano Brewster Records BR-1299, LP (1979). Early Songs Broadcast of WNYC
February 1987, Strand Theater, Lakewood, NJ Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Margo Garrett, piano MusicMasters MMD-60128, CD (1988). Musical Heritage Society 51301W, CD (1992). Nimbus Records NI-2521, CD (2008). Dawn Upshaw Sings Wolf, Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Ives and Weill
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. Jennifer Casey Cabot, soprano; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
THE WORLD'S WANDERERS (VI-B-22-d) (398)
Text by Harmony Twichell Ives
January 28, 1969 William Pearson, baritone; Wilhelm Neuhaus, piano Yale Charles Ives Non-Commercial Sound Recordings 39002038374139, 1/4 inch sound tape reel.
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. Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; Phillip Bush, 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
February 16-20, 2007 Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano Hyperion CDA-67644, CD (2008). Romanzo, di Central Park
ca. 2013 Rayanne Dupois, soprano; Antoine Palloc, piano Soupir Editions S221, CD (2013). The Side Show: Chansons de Charles Ives
WALKING (A big October morning . . .) (VI-B-40) (383)
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. 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
February 22, 1956, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano. Recorded during concert. (Note 1)
1960 Donald Stenberg, baritone; Joann Crossman, pianist Educo 4006, 33.3 RPM (1960). Americana
September 13-17, 1965, Cue Studios, New York City, NY. Ted Puffer, tenor; James Tenney, piano Folkways FM3344, 33.3 RPM (1965). Smithsonian Folkways FW03344, CD (2004). Charles Ives Songs, Vol. 1: 1894-1915
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 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
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.
April 10, 11, 1975, Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany Avon Stuart, baritone; Gregor Eichhorn, piano Edition Rhodos ERS-1218, 33.3 RPM (1975). Avon Stuart Recital
November 2, 1982, Wigmore Hall, London, England, UK. 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
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
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
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
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. Michael Cavalieri, baritone; Douglas Dickson, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
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
June 8-10, 2010 at hr-Sendesaal Frankfurt am Main, Germany Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich; Sebastian Gottschick, conductor and arranger; Jeannine Hirzel, mezzosoprano Hat Hut B00ALZ7BLU, CD (2012). Charles Ives: A Songbook (arrangement for instrumental ensemble by Sebastian Gottschick)
ca. 2017 Randall Scarlata, baritone; Laura Ward, piano Albany Records TROY-1679, CD (2017). Lineage
WALKING STRONGER UNDER DISTANT SKIES
see RESOLUTION

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