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
WEIL' AUF MIR (VI-B-39-b) (387)
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
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 24 & 25, 2008, Brooklyn Recording, New York City, NY Theo Bleckmann, voice and live electronic processing; Kneebody Winter and Winter W&W 910 147-2, CD (2008). Twelve Songs by Charles Ives (Mixed July 2 & 3, 2008, Fluxx Studio, Munich, Germany)
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)
WEST LONDON (Crouch'd on the pavement . . .) (VI-B-64) (388)
Text by Matthew Arnold
ca. 1960 Devy Barnett, soprano; Mel Strauss, piano Stereo Age C3, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 2track (1960).
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
July 8-9, 1967, Pye Records Studio No. 1, ATV House, London, England, UK. 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.
November 2, 1969, Crouse Auditorium, Syracuse University, Syracuse, 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 18, 19, 24, & 25, 1969, New York, NY. Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano Columbia M4-32504, 33.3 RPM (1974). Charles Ives: The 100th Anniversary.
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. 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. Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; Phillip Bush, piano Albany TROY-080, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. IV
January 1993, Sound Recording Centre Steurbaut, Ghent, Belgium. Charles Van Tassel, baritone; Marien Van Nieukerken, piano; Sjef Douwes, clarinet. Walpurgis/Voxtempris VTP CD92010, CD (1993). René Gailly VTP CD92010, CD (1996). Charles E. Ives: 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
March 20-22, 2006, Recording studio Valter Neri, Italy. Jill Feldman, soprano; Jeanette Koekkoek, piano Olive Music OM-011, CD (2007). Charles Ives: Songs
March 18-20, 2008, The Recital Hall at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, NY. Susan Narucki, soprano; Donald Berman, piano New World Records 80680-2, CD (2008). The Light That is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives
WHEN A MAN IS SITTING BEFORE THE FIRE
see SOLILOQUY
WHEN GENTLY BLOWS THE SOUTH WIND
see THE SOUTH WIND
WHEN STARS ARE IN THE QUIET SKIES (VI-B-13) (389)
Text by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
January 1952 Jacqueline Greissle, soprano; Josef Wolman, piano SPA Records SPA9 (Matrix: XTV19431), 33.3 RPM (1953). Songs of Sylvester Revueltas and Charles Ives
WHEN STARS ARE IN THE QUIET SKIES (VI-B-13) (389)
Text by Edward George Bulwer-Lytto
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
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-077, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. I
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. Kenneth Tarver, tenor; Laura Garritson, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
WHEN THE MOON IS ON THE WAVE
see INCANTATION and SET NO. 1: vi.
WHERE THE EAGLE (VI-B-42-b) (390)
Text: Heaven, by Monica Peveril Turnbull
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
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
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. Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; Phillip Bush, piano Albany TROY-078, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. III
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. Jennifer Casey Cabot, soprano; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
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
ca. 2016 Robert Barefield, baritone; Carolyn Hague, piano Albany Records B01DW81OO2, CD (2016). Occident Meets Orient
WHILE ONE WILL SEARCH
see LUCK AND WORK and SET NO. 3: ii.
WHO DARES TO SAY THAT SPRING IS DEAD
see IMMORTALITY
WHO GOES THERE?
see WALT WHITMAN
WHY DOESN'T ONE, TWO, THREE
see "1, 2, 3"
WIDMUNG (O danke nicht fur diese Lieder . . .) (VI-B-26-b) (393)
Text by Wolfgang Muller
November 2, 1969, Crouse Auditorium, Syracuse University, Syracuse, 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 18, 19, 24, & 25, 1969, New York City, NY. Helen Boatwright, soprano; John Kirkpatrick, piano Columbia M4-32504, 33.3 RPM (1974). Charles Ives: The 100th Anniversary
October 1990, June 1991, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY. Thomas Hampson, baritone; Armen Guzelimian, piano Teldec 9031-72168-2, CD (1991). Lieder: Ives, MacDowell, Griffes
September 17-27, 1991, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY. Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; Phillip Bush, piano Albany TROY-078, CD (1994). The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. III
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Sumi Kittelberger, soprano; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
WIE MELODIE ZIEHT ES MIR (394)
Text by Wolfgang Muller
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. Kenneth Tarver, tenor; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559274, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 6
WIEGENLIED (Guten Abend, gut'Nacht . . .) (VI-B-36-a) (395)
Text: traditional German folksong
December 29, 1968, afternoon, 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.
October 1990, June 1991, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY. Thomas Hampson, baritone; Armen Guzelimian, piano Teldec 9031-72168-2, CD (1991). Teldec 4509-98825-2, CD (1994). Lieder: Ives, MacDowell, Griffes. The Thomas Hampson Collection, Vol. IV: American Songs.

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