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
THE UNANSWERED QUESTION (I-C-25) (50)
ca. 1981 Laserium: The Cosmic Laser Concert CBS Laserium FM 37214, 33.3 RPM (1981). Crystal Odyssey: A Classical Fantasy
May 26, 27, 29, 1983, Uihlein Hall, Milwaukee, WI. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Lukas Foss, conductor Pro-Arte PAD-102, 33.3 RPM (1983). Pro-Arte CDD-102, CD (year unlisted). Celestial Harmonies 13087-2, CD (1993). American Festival. The Romantic Approach: A Special Collection of 20th Century American Music.
November 8-11, 1983, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA The Conservatory Contemporary Ensemble; John Heiss, conductor; Stephen Drury, assistant conductor; William Efflandt, trumpet New England Conservatory NEC-122, 33.3 RPM (1983). Charles Ives: New England Conservatory, November 8-11, 1983
1986, Medinah Temple, Chicago, IL. Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Adolf Herseth, trumpet CBS Masterworks MK-42381, CD (1988). Sony Classical SB3K-87746, CD (2002). Sony Classical B003JH0LAU, CD (2010). Charles Ives: Holidays Symphony, The Unanswered Question, Central Park in the Dark. Symphonies Nos. 1-4 - Holidays Symphony - Central Park in the Dark - The Unanswered Question (Revised and Original Versions). (2 versions)
August 9-18, 1986, large hall at U.S.S.R. State Television and Radio, Moscow, USSR. Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Dmitri Kitayenko, conductor Sheffield Lab TLP-27, 33.3 RPM (1987). Sheffield Lab CD-27, CD (1987). The Moscow Sessions
ca. 1986 CBC Vancouver Orchestra; Mario Bernardi, conductor SM 5050-2, 33.3 RPM (1986). Entre Amis: Canadian and American Music for Chamber Orchestra
November 1988, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY. New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein Deutsche Grammophon 474 940-2, CD (1989). Deutsche Grammophon 429 220-2, CD (1990). Deutsche Grammophon 289 463 465-2, CD (1999). Deutsche Grammophone 289 469 277-2 (2001). Deutsche Grammophon 00440 073 4513, DVD (2008). Deutsche Grammophon 0289 479 1512 6, CD (2013). The Americans. Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2. Panorama: Classics in America.
August 1989, Manhattan Center Studios, New York City, NY. Orchestra of St. Luke's; John Adams, conductor Elecktra Nonesuch 979249-2, CD (1991). American Elegies
May 7, 1991, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, MO. St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor RCA Victor 09026-61222-2, CD (1992). Musical Heritage Society 513954T, CD (1995). Symphony No. 3 - The Unanswered Question - Three Places in New England. Symphony No. 3.
July 22-25, 1991, Lisbon, Portugal. The Gulbenkian Orchestra; Max Rabinovitsj, leader; Michel Swierczewski, conductor Nimbus Records NI-5316, CD (1992). Nimbus Records NI-7009, CD (1993). Nimbus Records NI-7727, CD (2012). Orchestral Works - Charles Ives.
ca. 1991, Church of the Advent, Boston, MA. The Gloriae Dei Cantores, James E. Jordan, Jr., organist Gloriae Dei GDCD-009, CD (1991). Organ Music of American, 1891-1991: Twentieth Century Romantics
ca. 1991, Netherlands Ricciotti Ensemble; Leonard Evers, conductor BV Haast Records CD 9110, CD (Netherlands, 1991). Ricciotti Ensemble: Binnenstebuiten
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
ca. 1993 The Gulbenkian Orchestra, Michael Swierczewski, conductor Nimbus NI-7009, CD (1993). Meditations for a Quiet Dawn
April 1993, Performing Arts Center, State University of NY at Purchase, NY. Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 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.
October 3, 1993, Ludwigskirche Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken, Germany. Saar-Lor-Lux Hochschulorchester; Auswahlchor der Musikhochschule des Saarlandes; Max Pommer, conductor AMU-Records 091-2, CD (1993). Saar Lor Lux Hochschulorchester: Auswahlchor der Musikhochschule des Saarlandes
October 30-31, 1993, Corbett Auditorium, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. Cincinnati Philharmonic Orchestra; Gerhard Samuel, conductor; C.C.M., C.C.M. Percussion Ensemble; C.C.M. Choir Centaur CRC-2205, CD (1994). Charles Ives: Universe Symphony - Orchestral Set No. 2 - The Unanswered Question
December 12, 1993, Michaelkirche, Hamburg Eltern-und erweitertes Schulorchester der Rudolf-Steiner-Schule Hamburg-Wandsbek; Kolkata Zimowski, conductor Dureco Konzert, CD (1993). Konzert der Rudolf-Steiner-Schule Hamburg-Wandsbek
February 1994 The Cleveland Orchestra; Christoph Von Dohnányi, conductor London 443 172-2, CD (1994). Varèse: Amériques - Ives: Symphony No. 4, The Unanswered Question
September 23-24, 1994, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK. The Sixteen; BBC Philharmonic; Harry Christophers Collins Classics 14462, CD (1995). Musical Heritage Society 515401L, CD (1999). Coro COR16013, CD (2003). À la gloire de Dieu: Symphony of Psalms
ca. 1995 Christ Haskeett, arranger and guitar; John Benskin, viola 2.13.61 Records, CD (1995). Language (arranged for guitar and viola)
February 3, 1995, Hans Rosbaud-Studio Baden-Baden, Germany. SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg; Michael Gielen, conductor Hänssler classic CD-93.097, CD (2003). Gustav Mahler, Charles Ives
February 13-17, 1995, Scottish Missionary Church, Budapest, Hungary. Reinhold Friedrich, trumpet; Zoltán Gyöngyösi, Gyula Cstényi, Enikö Román, Gyula András Csetényi, flutes; Budapest Strings; Béla Bánfalvi, leader; Károly Botvay, artistic director Capriccio 10 505, CD (2000). Barber: Capricorn Concerto
June 6, 1996, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, New York, NY. American Festival of Microtonal Music Orchestra; Johnny Reinhard, conductor; Charles Zachary Bornstein, assistant conductor (not published; for grant purposes only)
April 1997, Salle Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria. Randy Sandke, trumpet; The Bulgarian National Symphony; Ljubomir Denev, conductor; The Brass Quintet of Bulgarian National Symphony Concord Concerto CCD-42049, CD (1998). Awakening
May 24, 1998, Hermann Neuberger Sporthalle, Völklingen, Germany. Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken; Michael Stern, principal conductor; Larry Austin, Johannes Kalitzke, Michael Schmidtsdorff, Christian Voß, assistant conductors Col legno WWE-20074, CD (2003). Charles Ives: Universe Symphony - Second Symphony (Realized and completed by Larry Austin)
November 21-28, 1998, Stuttgart, Germany. SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart; Rupert Huber, director Col Legno 20041, CD (1999). Rückblick Moderne
September 30, October 1-3, 1999, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA. San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor BMG 09026-63703-2, CD (2002). Charles Ives: An American Journey
June 19, 20, 2000, All Saints Church, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Northern Sinfonia; James Sinclair, conductor Naxos 8.559087, CD (2003). Version 2. Naxos 8.558169, CD (2005). Unknown Version. Naxos 8558164-65, CD (2005). Naxos 950143, CD (2015). Charles Ives: Symphony No. 3 - Washington’s Birthday and Other Works
ca. 2001 New Century Chamber Orchestra; Krista Bennion Fenney, music director; Chris Gekker, trumpet New Century Chamber Orchestra (number unlisted), CD (2001). Thank you! Highlights of the 1999-2001 Seasons
ca. 2009, New York City, New York Philip Smith, trumpet; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor New York Philharmonic NYP20100104, CD (2009). New York Philharmonic (number unlisted), CD (2015). Ives, Beethoven and Emanuel Ax: 2009-2010: New York Philharmonic: Alan Gilbert: The Inaugural Season
ca. 2009, American Festival of Microtonal music Derek Floyd, English horn soloist; Julieanne Klopotic, Maxim Moston, Tom Chiu, Alisa Regeln, Amy Kimball, and Conrad Harris, violins; Anastasia Solberg, viola; Sean Katsuyama, cello; Matthew Fieldes, double bass; Jennifer Grim, Susan Friedlander and Ron Kozak, flutes; Michiyo Suzuki, clarinet; Paolo Bellomia, conductor AFMM P-200212, CD (2009). Ideas
ca. 2010 The Knights; Eric Jacobsen, conductor Sony 88697599782, CD (2010). New Worlds
May 7 & 8, 2011, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Oregon Oregon Symphony Orchestra; Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Jeffrey Work, trumpet PentaTone Classics, PTC 5186 393, CD (2011). Music for a Time of War
ca. 2013 Symphonie Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Andreas Nelsons, conductor C Major 713408, DVD (2013). From the New World
ca. 2013 Ensemble Caprice; Matthias Maute, conductor Analekta AN29848, CD (2013). Adagio: A Consideration of a Serious Matter
ca. 2014 Orchestre Radio de Canada; Robert Irving, conductor VAI DVDVAI4574, DVD (2014). New York City Ballet in Montreal, Vol. 4 (as part of ballet IVESIANA, Choreographed by George Balanchine; New York City Ballet)
ca. 2014 Orchestre Poitou-Charentes; Jean-Francois Heisser, conductor Mirare MIR244, CD (2014). American Journey
March 30-April 2, 2015, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Andrew Davis, conductor Chandos CHSA 5163 (2015). Ives: Orchestral Works, Volume 2 (arrangement for trumpet, flute quartet, and strings by Paul C. Echols and Noel Zahler)
April 3, 2015, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot, conductor Seattle Symphony Media SSM1009 (2015). Ives: Symphony No. 4 - The Unanswered Question - Central Park in the Dark - Symphony No. 3
ca. 2015 Max Richter, arranger FACT MIX 512, MP3 (2015). FACT 512: Max Richter (arranged for electronics)
2016 Orchestre à cordes de la Garde Eric Aubier Républicaine; Sébastien Billard, conductor; Eric Aubier, trumpet Indensens (2016). American Classics
THREE OUTDOOR SCENES (x644)
see THE POND; see CENTRAL PARK IN THE DARK; see HALLOWE'EN
TONE ROADS ET AL. (three were planned or written; numbers 1 & 3 exist) (I-C-34) (49)
1958 or 1959 Unlisted Orchestra; Carlos Surinach, conductorMGM Records (the tapes and exact information are lost) (Numbers 1 & 3)
October 1962, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, 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 (Numbers 1 & 3)
ca. 1968, USSR Soloists Ensemble of the Leningrad Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra; I. Blazhkov, conductor; Alexander Tumanov, baritone Melodiya 33CM 03877-78(a), 33.3 RPM (1968). Tone Ways No. 3 - Serenades (in German)
March 31 or April 1, 1969, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA. Chamber orchestra; Gunther Schuller, conductor Columbia MS7318 (Matrix numbers: XSM150421; XXSM150422), stereo 33.3 RPM (1970). CBS 76033, 33 RPM (1972, France). Calcium Night Light (Numbers 1 & 3)
ca. 1973, USSR Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; Igor Blazhkov, conductor Melodiya CM 03877-8, 33.3 RPM (1973). Soloists Ensemble: A. Schönberg - P. Hindemith - Ch. Ives
1979, Bol'shogo Teatra, Moscow, USSR. Ansambl Solistov Orchestra; Aleksandr Lazarev, conductor Melodiya гост-1539, 33.3 RPM (1981).
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). Deutsche Grammophon 0289 479 1512 6, CD (2013). Deutsche Grammophon 4792770, CD (2014). The Americans. Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2. The Leonard Bernstein Collection: Volume 1: Part 4. (No. 1 only)

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