Discography

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The first 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.

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
SET NO. 7: WATER COLORS; i. AT SEA; ii. SWIMMERS/REMEMBRANCE (16)
March 13 and April 3, 1974 Yale Theater Orchestra; James Sinclair, conductor Columbia Records, M-32969 (1974). Old Songs Deranged: Music for Theater Orchestra
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
SET NO. 9 OF 3 PIECES; i. ANDANTE CON MOTO: THE LAST READER; ii. SCHERZO: THE SEE'R (ALLEGRO); iii. LARGO TO PRESTO: THE UNANSWERED QUESTION (I-C-36) (18)
ca. 1996 Budapest Strings; Bela Banfalvi, concertmaster; Reinhold Friedrich, trumpet Capriccio C49007, CD (1996). Die neue Klassik
SET NO.6; i. MISTS; ii.THE RAINBOW; iii. AFTERGLOW; iv. EVENING (15)
1970 Gunther Schuller, conductor; Unlisted Orchestra Sony 94731, CD (2005). Symphony No. 2 ; The Unanswered Question [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
SET OF THREE PIECES: i. Hallowe'en; ii. THE POND; iii. THE GONG ON THE HOOK AND LADDER (x658)
Performance grouping, assembled probably in spring 1934.
SO MAY IT BE!
see THE RAINBOW
SOME THINGS ARE UNDIVINED
see AT SEA; see SET NO. 3: i.
STORM AND DISTRESS
see SCHERZO: OVER THE PAVEMENTS
STORM AND STRESS
see SCHERZO: OVER THE PAVEMENTS
THE GENERAL SLOCUM (I-B-4) (37)
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
January 8-10, 2008, Konsertsalen, Malmö, Sweden. Malmö Symphony Orchestra; James Sinclair, conductor Naxos 8.559370, CD (2009). Charles Ives: Holiday Symphony (excerpts) - The General Slocum - Overture in G Minor
THE GONG ON THE HOOK AND LADDER or FIREMEN'S PARADE ON MAIN STREET (I-C-30) (38, 70)
NOTE: this piece was once published as "Calcium Light Night," which it is not; for the real "Calcium Light Night," see SET NO. 1: v
January 31, 1967, Philharmonic Hall, New York City, NY. New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor Columbia Records M3X-31068, stereo LP (1972). Deutsche Grammophon 4792770, CD (2014). Favorite light classics: by Beethoven, Bernstein, Bordin, Chabrier, Copland, Falla, Gliere, Grieg, Grofe, Herold, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Ives, Mahler, Mozart, Offenbach, Rossini, Saint-Saens, Smetana, Johann Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner. The Leonard Bernstein Collection: Volume 1: Part 4.
June 1986, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY, or September 1987, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. Eva Gruesser, Mia Wu, violins; Rachel Evans, viola; Beverly Lauridsen, cello; Joel Sachs, piano Musical Heritage Society 512292Y, CD (1988). Naxos 8.559194, CD (2005). Charles Ives the Visionary. Ives: Three Quarter-Tone Pieces - Five Take-Offs - Hallowe'en - Sunrise.
November 1988, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY. New York Philarmonic; Leonard Bernstein Deutsche Grammophon 474 940-2, CD (1989). Deutsche Grammophon 429 220-2, CD (1990). The Americans. Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2.
December 2-6, 1991, Saal der Deutschen Bank, Frankfurt, Germany. Ensemble Modern; Ingo Metzmacher, conductor 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.
THE POND (A sound of a distant horn . . .) (for harp, celesta, flute, trumpet or voice, piano & strings) (I-C-26) (40)
Text by the composer
April 11, 1962, The University Hall, Olso, Norway. Members of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; William Strickland, conductor Composers Recordings Inc. CRI163, 33.3 RPM (1963). CRI ACS-6014, cassette (1985). Charles Ives - William Flanagan. Music of Charles Ives.
October, 1962, Jordan Hall, NEC, Boston, MA. Corinne Curry, soprano; 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
January 17, 1967, Hollywood, CA. Adrienne Albert, mezzosoprano; Columbia Chamber Ensemble; Gregg Smith, conductor Columbia MS7321 (Matrix: XXSM150546), stereo 33.3 RPM (1969). Macmillan 29104.760, 33.3 RPM (1975). New Music of Charles Ives: Seventeen First Recordings for Solo Voice, Chorus and Chamber Orchestra. The Arts in Our Lives.
March 31, 1969; Jordon Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA. Chamber Orchestra; Gunther Schuller, conductor Columbia MS7318 (Matrix: XXSM-150422), stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). CBS 76033, 33 RPM (1972, France). Columbia M4-32504, 33.3 RPM (1974). Calcium Night Light
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.
ca. 2000, Netherlands De Rotterdamse Improvisatie Poel; Frans Friederich, conductor Self-Released, Number Unlisted, CD (2000). Vrij Spel: Windkracht 1 Tot 10
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
THE RAINBOW or SO MAY IT BE! (My heart leaps up when I behold . . .) (I-C-33) (45 (instrumental), 330 (medium voice))
Text by William Wordsworth
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
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
March 31 or April 1, 1969, Jordan Hall, NEC, Boston, MA. Chamber Orchestra; Gunther Schuller, conductor Columbia MS7318 (Matrix: XSM-150421), stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). CBS 76033, 33 RPM (1972, France). Calcium Night Light
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
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.
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
May 29, 1999- June 2, 1999, Bad Münder, Germany. Veronica Lenz-Kuhn, soprano; Tan Crone, piano Thorofon CTH-2406, CD (1999). Charles Ives: Lieder
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
May-June 2005, Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Ryan MacPherson, tenor; Eric Trudel, piano Naxos 8.559273, CD (2008). Charles Ives: Songs, Volume 5
February 2008, St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Newton, Massachusetts The Bourbaki Ensemble; David Angell, conductor; Rachel Tolmie, cor anglais; Amanda Muir, flute Wirripang Wirr018, CD (2015). Mozart in Love
THE UNANSWERED QUESTION (I-C-25) (50)
Late 1950s Unlisted Orchestra; Arthur Winograd, conductor MGM Records (the tapes and exact information are lost)
Summer 1951, New York City, NY. The Polymusic Chamber Orchestra; Dr. Joseph Barone & Vladimir Cherniavsky (i.e., Will Lorin), conductors. Polymusic Records PRLP1001 (Matrix: NEOLMC4 121 ), 33.3 RPM (1951). LTMCD 2569, CD (2013). The Music of Charles Ives: Volume One
April 12-14, 1956, probably April 13, according to Rosario Mazzeo, Symphony Hall, Boston, MA. Roger Voisin, trumpet; The Zimbler Sinfonietta; Lukas Foss, conductor Unicorn UNLP1037, 33.3 RPM (1956). Opus Musicum OM 113/115, 33.3 RPM (1974). Columbia/ McGraw-Hill: In Music: An Appreciation P5-13027, 33.3 RPM (1975). Worth Records P8 13054, 33.3 RPM (1976). CBS Special Products P8 17007, 33.3 RPM (1984). Celestial Harmonies CH130872, CD (1995). Siena 1002, 33.3 RPM (1960). Turnabout TV34154 (Matrix: VS2471), electronic stereo 33.3 RPM (1968). Symphony No. 4 for Strings. Die Neue Musik und ihre historischen Voraussetzungen. Record Album to Accompany Music: An Appreciation. Listen. A portion of the work only: from the opening to the 4th measure before the Allegro passage for the flute; in Unicorn sampler record UNSR2 (Matrix: H9OP3532).
ca. 1959, Norwalk, Connecticut The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra; Quinto Maganini, conductor MST 194 0788, 33.3 RPM (1959).
April 17, 1964, Manhattan Ctr., New York, NY. New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor; William Vacchiano, trumpet Columbia ML6243 (Matrix: XXLP-112363), 33.3 RPM (1966). Columbia MS6843 (Matrix: XXSM112365), stereo 33.3 RPM (1966). Columbia MQ797, stereo tape; 7Y2 i.p.s.; 4track (1966). C.B.S. BRG72458 & SBRG72458, stereo 33.3 RPM (1966, England). Columbia M4-32504, 33.3 RPM (1974). CBS Masterworks, 33.3 RPM (1983). Wadsworth Publishing Company, Inc. P6 17972, 33.3 RPM (1985). Sony Classical SMK 46701 (1990). Sony Music Special Products A6A 26259, CD (1995). Sony Classical SMK-60203, CD (1998). Sony 516235, CD (2004). Sony 516023 2, CD (2004). Deutsche Grammophon 4792770, CD (2014). Bernstein Conducts Ives. Listen: Third Brief Edition. Charles Ives: The 100th Anniversary. The Leonard Bernstein Collection: Volume 1: Part 4.
Jun 6, 1965 The Cambridge Festival Orchestra; Kalman Novak, associate conductor; Aaron Copland, conductor, broadcast of National Educational Television, MUSICAL EXPERIMENTERS, from "Music in the Twenties" series; taped in or near Boston, Massachusetts
June 1966, Barking, London, England, UK. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Harold Farberman, conductor Vanguard Cardinal Series VCS10013 (Matrix: XSV 12436 3), stereo 33.3 RPM (1967). Vanguard Cardinal Series C1013, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1967). Vanguard VSL11011, stereo (1969, England). Vanguard 9201518, CD (2012). Charles Ives Orchestral Works (oboe substituted for trumpet; oboe & clarinet substituted for two of the flutes)
January 31, 1966, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL. Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Morton Gould, conductor RCA Victor LM2893 (Matrix: SRRM6079), 33.3 RPM (1966). RCA Victor LSC2893 (stereo; Matrix: SRRS608 1), 33.3 RPM (1966). RCA Victor FTC2221, stereo tape; 7i/2 i.p.s.; 4track (1967). RCA Victor TR35011, stereo tape; 33/4 i.p.s.; 4track (1967). RCA Victor R8S5051, stereo tape cartridge (1969). R.C.A. RB6687 & SB6687, stereo 33.3 RPM (1967, England). BMG 74321 29246, CD (1995). RCA 88875120702, CD (2016). Orchestral set no. 2 - Putnam's camp, Redding, Connecticut - Robert Browning overture
1969, London, England, UK. Sinfonia of London; Joseph Eger, conductor; with John Neville, speaker, who reads poetry of Kenneth Patchen during the performance Probe CPLP4516S, stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). Classical Heads (the speaker reads most of "Be music, Night" and other lines not identified; English horn substituted for trumpet)
ca. 1969 Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra; Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor Melodiya/EMI ASD-3633, 33.3 RPM (1978). Gennady Rozhdestvensky Conducts
June 18, 1970, Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK. London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Leopold Stokowski, conductor Music & Arts CD-787, CD (1993). Leopold Stokowski conducts Messiaen, Ives, Britten & Barber
ca. 1973, North Carolina The Governor's School of North Carolina Orchestra; Conductor Unlisted Century Records 41928, 33.3 RPM (1973). The Governor's School of North Carolina - 1973
ca. 1973, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czechoslovakia. Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Aaron Copland, conductor Dis PCCD-20212, 33.3 RPM (1973). Romantic Robot RR-1973, CD (1993). An American in Prague: Aaron Copland conducts the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
ca. 1976, U.S.S.R. Chamber Ensemble Of The Moscow Radio Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra; Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor ABC Westminster Gold WGS-8338, 33.3 RPM (1976). Gennady Rozhdestvensky Conducts
ca. 1977, Japan Isao Tomita, electronics RCA ARL1-2616, 33.3 RPM (1978). BMG 2616-2-RG, CD (1991). Kosmos: Tomita
ca. 1979, Soviet Union Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor Melodiya 33CM 04283-84 (a), 33.3 RPM (1979).

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