Charles Ives

Bernard Herrmann, 1932:

The music of Charles Ives is a fundamental expression of America- the America of the transcendental period, - of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whittier. It is of New England - the New England of granite puritanism seen through a musical mind unique and extraordinary. His music reveals a brooding introspective and profoundly philosophic temperament, tempered by keen observation of man and nature.

Ives is now close to seventy - he has written over 200 works, in all forms. Of these, not one has been played by any of our large symphony orchestras, and aside from a handful of specialists and musical cranks, even his name is unknown in so-called musical circles.

Ives was developing thirty years ago a musical technique which today the moderns declare are their innovations.

The way of example: in 1890 Ives was writing poly-tonality, which, in 1910, Milhaud introduced in popular garb. In 1902 he was producing poly-rhythms, atonality and tone clusters which many years later Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Ornstein received credit for originating. Let it be clearly understood that the above composers were not aware of Ives' work, any more than Ives had been aware of their compositions, thirty years ago.

The fact that music, in recent years, has caught up with what Ives was doing, three decades before, proves that the new expression in music, to which he was the first to be sensitive, has been found to be the logical and inevitable step forward.

Ives' music is actually far more logical than Schoenberg's or Stravinsky's. His music is not built upon a set of mystical incantations, formulated under gaslight in the suburbs of Vienna, or upon a group of artificial, neo-classic rules.

Ives' modernism is the result of his observation of town and country. The circus parade comes down Main Street the old hymn tune that sings to those in the churchyard and haunts the church with the concert at the Stanford camp meeting and the barn dances on a cold February evening. And the early reproducing of these perceptions brought about a highly complex and dissonant musical style.

However, if it were that he merely led the march of music in its really self-decided direction, he might have a clinical interest for musicologists, for historians, and other people curious about the dregs of music. But the music of Ives reveals him as one of the most inspired of living composers; one whose inspiration derived from the writings of the transcendental authors.

Ives' finest compositions are The Concord Mass. and The Fourth Symphony.” “The Concord Mass.”, 1840-1860, is his second piano sonata and was inspired by the spirit of the transcendentalism that was associated in his mind with the town of Concord of nearly one hundred years ago.

The first movement, Emerson, is prefaced by the following comment:

There is an "oracle" at the beginning of the Fifth Symphony in those four notes lies one of Beethoven's greatest messages. We would place its translation above the relentlessness of fate knocking at the door, above the greater human-message of destiny, and strive to bring it towards the spiritual message of Emerson's revelations -even to the "common heart" of Concord the Soul of humanity knocking at the door of the Divine mysteries, radiant in the faith that it will be opened and that the human will become the Divine!

This movement is divided into three sections, prose and verse and coda, the coda being one of the most superb pages in music. In its twilight mood, it is only comparable to the coda of the last movement of Brahm's Symphony in F major. The scherzo tries to suggest Hawthorne's fantastical adventures into the half- childlike, half-fairylike phantasmal realms -about the ghost of a man who never lived, or about something that will never happen, or something that is not. The third movement is a sketch in form of a free improvisation of Beth Alcott at the old spinnet-piano, playing and improvising on old Scotch airs, hymn tunes, and on Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. This movement is constructed on simple, diatonic harmonies. The finale follows Thoreau's thoughts on a day in Indian summer, at Walden. It is twilight, and the poet's flute is heard out over the pond. Tis an evening when the whole body is one sense.

This piano sonata is one of the most difficult of Ives' composition to perform. Tone clusters, poly-tonality, overlapping rhythms, free phrasings and portions to be improvised by the player at his own discretion, are some of the technical devices used throughout this sonata.

The Fourth Symphony, in the writer's opinion, one of the greatest symphonies ever penned. It is the great American symphony that our critics and conductors have cried out for, and yet the symphony has remained unperformed except for an excerpt played at the Pro Musica some years ago. The prelude is derived from the silence of a Sabbath hour when the soul, beset and weary of earthly vexations, turns toward the infinite with questions of the ultimate meaning of existence. The succeeding movements are the diverse answers. The fugue is an expression of the reaction of life into formalism and ritualism. The scherzo, in which the easy, and the worldly, progress through life with the trials of the Pilgrims in their journey through the swamps and the country. The finale is an apotheosis of the preceding content in terms that have to do with the reality of existence and its religious experience.

The strains of one man may fall far below those Phaetons of Concord or of the Aegean Sea, or of Westmoreland but the greater the distance his music falls away, the more reason that some greater man shall bring his nearer those higher spheres.

This is the expression of a man who approached art with humility.

Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1891 Variations on America (Original Organ Version) 4.00 out of 5 stars 5 LP
Comments:
Power Biggs - Organ
1891 Variations on America 3.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Var. on America Comments:
Originally written for Organ

Philadelphia Orchestra cond. Eugene Ormandy

Charles Ives - Var. on America Comments:
Originally written for Organ

Philadelphia Orchestra cond. Eugene Ormandy

Same recording as above on CD

1891 Variations on America 4.00 out of 5 stars 2CD
Charles Ives - Var. on America Comments:
Originally written for Organ

Boston Pops Orchestra cond. Arthur Fiedler

1891 Variations on America 3.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Var. on America Comments:
Top class orchestra and great engineering!

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cond. Morton Gould

1892 March Intercollegiate 3.00 out of 5 stars LP
Comments:
The Incredible Columbia All-Star Band cond. Gunther Schuller
1895 Omega Lambda CHI (March) 3.00 out of 5 stars LP
Comments:
The Incredible Columbia All-Star Band cond. Gunther Schuller
1896 String Quartet No 1 4.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - String Quartet No 1 Comments:
Kohon String Quartet
1896 String Quartet No 1 4.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - String Quartet No 1 Comments:
Juilliard String Quartet
1897 Symphony No 1 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Symphony No 1 Comments:
Philadelphia Orchestra cond. Eugene Ormandy
1897 Symphony No 1 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 1 Comments:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra cond. Neeme Jarvi
1897 Symphony No 1 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Symphony No 1 Comments:
Premiere recording (1966)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cond. Morton Gould

1897 Symphonu No 1 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Dallas Symphony Orchestra cond. Andrew Litton
1897 Symphonu No 1 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra cond. Michael Tilson Thomas
1898-1899 rev. 1901 The Celestial Country 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 1 Comments:
Martha Hart, mezzo-soprano
Dan Dressen, tenor
Michael Jorgensen, baritone
John Ferguson, organ
Mark S. Johnson, piano
Cynthia Stokes, alto flute
String Quartet:
Charles Gray, violin; Lucinda Marvin, violin; Annalee Wolf, viola; David Carter, cello
The St. Olaf Choir and Chamber Ensemble cond. Anton Armstrong
1901 From the Steeples and the Mountains 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 1 Comments:
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
cond. Michael Tilson Thomas
1901 From the Steeples and the Mountains 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Unaswered Question Comments:
Buffalo Symphony Orchestra cond. Lucas Foss
1901 From the Steeples and the Mountains 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Unaswered Question Comments:
London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble cond. Christopher Larkin
1901 From the Steeples and the Mountains 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Ensemble Modern cond. Ingo Metzmacher
1901 Largo from Pre-First sonata 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Sonatas for Violin and Piano Comments:
Paul Zukofsky - Violin
Gilbert Kalish - Piano
1901 Processional : Let There Be Light 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Unaswered Question Comments:
London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble cond. Christopher Larkin
1901-1902 Largo for Violin, Clarinet and Piano 4.50 out of 5 stars LP
Boston Symphony Chamber Players Comments:
Members of Boston Symphony Chamber Players
1900-1902 Symphony No 2 5.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Leonard Bernstein discusses Charles Ives Comments:
Original European Release

New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard Bernstein

1900-1902 Symphony No 2 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 2, Symphony No 3, Unanswered Question Comments:
The 2nd symphony is Ives' most accessible work. Is that the reason I like it so much? Not important.
New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard Bernstein.
Charles Ives - Symphony No 2, Symphony No 3, Unanswered Question Comments:
New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard Bernstein.

This is an earlier LP release maybe 1961-1962

Includes a very nice photo-essay

1900-1902 Symphony No 2 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Concertgebouw Orkest cond. Michael Tilson Thomas
1900-1902 Symphony No 2 4.50 out of 5 stars LP
Comments:
London Symphony Orchestra cond. Bernard Herrmann
1900-1902 Symphony No 2 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 2 Comments:
Ives Society Critical Edition by Jonathan Elkus

Nashville Symphony Orchestra cond. Kenneth Schermerhorn

1901-1902 Largo 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Chamber Music Comments:
Paul Zukofsky - Violin
Charles Russo - Clarinet
Gilbert Kalish - Piano
ca 1903 Scherzo for String Quartet 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Chamber Music Comments:
! From: A Set of Three Short Pieces

2nd Part: "Hootchi-Kootchi Dance"

New York String Quartet

1905 Three Page Sonata 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Steffen Schleiermacher - Piano
1905 Three Page Sonata 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Comments:
Clive Lythgoe - Piano
1906 The Unanswered Question 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Unaswered Question Comments:
New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard Bernstein
1906 The Unanswered Question 4.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Unaswered Question Comments:
New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard Bernstein
1906 The Unanswered Question 4.40 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives Comments:
Cincinati Philharmonia Orchestra cond. Gerhard Samuel
1906 The Unanswered Question 4.40 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Holydays Symphony Comments:
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
1906 The Unanswered Question 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives Comments:
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
cond. Michael Tilson Thomas
1906 The Unanswered Question 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives Comments:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra cond. Morton Gould
1906 The Unanswered Question 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra cond. Michael Tilson Thomas
1906 Central Park in the Dark 4.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Unaswered Question Comments:
New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard Bernstein
1906 Central Park in the Dark 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Dallas Symphony Orchestra cond. Andrew Litton
1906 Central Park in the Dark 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 4 Comments:
This is DGG recording!

Boston Symphony Orchestra cond. Seiji Ozawa

1906 Central Park in the Dark 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra cond. Michael Tilson Thomas
1906 Set for Theatre Orchestra 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Ensemble Modern cond. Ingo Metzmacher
1903-1908 Sonata for Violin and Piano No 1 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Sonatas for Violin and Piano Comments:
Paul Zukofsky - Violin
Gilbert Kalish - Piano
1903-1908 Sonata for Violin and Piano No 1 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Sonatas for Violin and Piano Comments:
Rafael Druian - Violin
John Simms - Piano
pre 1908 Halloween 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Chamber Music Comments:
New York String Quartet
Gilbert Kalish - Piano
Compiled ca. 1908 Set of Three Pieces for String Quartet 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Chamber Music Comments:
New York String Quartet
1908-1909 Largo Risoluto No. 1 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Chamber Music Comments:
Premier recording (1970)

New York Strind Quartet
Gilbert Kalish - Piano

1902-1910 Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2 3.50 out of 5 stars  LP
Charles Ives - Sonatas for Violin and Piano Comments:
Paul Zukofsky - Violin
Gilbert Kalish - Piano
1902-1910 Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Sonatas for Violin and Piano Comments:
Rafael Druian - Violin
John Simms - Piano
1902-1910 Piano Sonata No1 4.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Piano Sonata No 1 Comments:
Noel Lee - Piano
1902-1910 Piano Sonata No 1 4.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Piano Sonata No 1 Comments:
William Masselos - Piano
1902-1910 Piano Sonata No 1 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
William Masselos - Piano
1909-1910 Largo Risoluto No. 2 4.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Chamber Music Comments:
Premier recording (1970)

New York Strind Quartet
Gilbert Kalish - Piano

1904-1911 Symphony No 3 (The Camp Meeting) 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Unaswered Question Comments:
New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard Bernstein
1904-1911 Symphony No 3 (The Camp Meeting) 4.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Unaswered Question Comments:
New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard ernstein
1904-1911 Symphony No 3 (The Camp Meeting) 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Holydays Symphony Comments:
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
1904-1911 Symphony No 3 (The Camp Meeting) 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Symphony No 3 Comments:
This recording of Ives' 3rd Symphony suffers from a too polished performance. Actually, I think it is completely besides the point. Ives is about Grandma Moses at the country fair while the band plays Brahms, and not about powdered wigs.

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields cond. Neville Marriner
1904-1911 Symphony No 3 (The Camp Meeting) 4.0 out of 5 stars 5CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 3 Comments:
Eastman-Rochester Orchestra cond. Howard Hanson
Charles Ives - Symphony No 3 Comments:
The original 1957 mono recording

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra cond. Howard Hanson

1904-1911 Symphony No 3 (The Camp Meeting) 4.0 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
National Gallery Orchestra cond. Richard Bales
1904-1911 Symphony No 3 (The Camp Meeting) 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Concertgebouw Orkest cond. Michael Tilson Thomas
1904-1911 Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano 4.0 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Chamber Music Comments:
Paul Zukofsky - Violin
Robert Sylvester - Cello
Gilbert Kalish - Piano
1911 Robert Browning Ouverture 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives Comments:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra cond. Morton Gould
1911 Robert Browning Ouverture 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 2 Comments:
Ives Society Critical Edition by Jonathan Elkus

Nashville Symphony Orchestra cond. Kenneth Schermerhorn

1907-1913 String Quartet No 2 4.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - String Quartet No 2 Comments:
Kohon String Quartet
1907-1913 String Quartet No 2 4.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - String Quartet No 2 Comments:
Juilliard String Quartet
1913 Scherzo "Over the Pavements" 4.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Symphony No 2, Symphony No 3, Unanswered Question Comments:
Juilliard Ensemble
1909-1913 Holidays Symphony 4.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Holydays Symphony Comments:
George Washington's Birthday
Decoration Day
The Fourth of July
Thanksgibving and/or Forefathers' Day

Dallas Symphony Orchestra cond. Donald Johanos

1906 Holidays Symphony 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
George Washington's Birthday
Decoration Day
The Fourth of July
Thanksgibving and/or Forefathers' Day

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cond. Michael Tilson Thomas

1909-1913 4th of July (From Holidays Symphony) 4.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - 4th of July Comments:

New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard Bernstein

1909-1913 Decoration Day (from Holidays Symphony) 4.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Holydays Symphony Comments:
New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard Bernstein
1913 In Re Con Moto (Studies in Space, Pulse, Phrase, Accent, Rhythm) 4.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Chamber Music Comments:
Premier recording (1970)

New York Strind Quartet
Gilbert Kalish - Piano

1903-1914 Three Places in New England 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Holydays Symphony Comments:
Gilbert Kalish - Piano
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
1903-1914 Three Places in New England 4.50 out of 5 stars LP
Boston Symphony Orchestra cond. Michael Tilson Thomas Comments:
The "Saint Gaudens" in Boston Common (Col. Shaw and His Colored Regiment)
Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connecticut
The Housatonic at Stockbridge

Boston Symphony Orchestra cond. Michael Tilson Thomas

1903-1914 Three Places in New England 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Three Places Comments:
The same as the LP recording

Boston Symphony Orchestra cond. Michael Tilson Thomas

1903-1914 Three Places in New England 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 1 Comments:
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
cond. Michael Tilson Thomas
1903-1914 Three Places in New England 3.50 out of 5 stars 5CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 3 Comments:
Eastman-Rochester Orchestra cond. Howard Hanson
Charles Ives Comments:
The original 1957 mono recording

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra cond. Howard Hanson

1903-1914 Three Places in New England 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
National Gallery Orchestra cond. Richard Bales
1903-1914 Putman's Camp (From Three Places in New England) 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives Comments:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra cond. Morton Gould
1905-1914 Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Sonatas for Violin and Piano Comments:
Paul Zukofsky - Violin
Gilbert Kalish - Piano
1905-1914 Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Sonatas for Violin and Piano Comments:
Rafael Druian - Violin
John Simms - Piano
1902-1915 Orchestral Set No 2 4.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives Comments:
An Elegy to Stephen Foster
Ragtime Dances, Bringing in the Sheaves, etc.
Religious

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cond. Morton Gould

1902-1915 Orchestral Set No 2 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives Comments:
Cincinati Philharmonia Orchestra cond. Gerhard Samuel
1906-1915 Sonata for Violin and Piano No 4 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Sonatas for Violin and Piano Comments:
Paul Zukofsky - Violin
Gilbert Kalish - Piano
1906-1915 Sonata for Violin and Piano No 4 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Sonatas for Violin and Piano Comments:
Rafael Druian - Violin
John Simms - Piano
1911-1915 Tone Roads No 1 - 2 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Ensemble Modern cond. Ingo Metzmacher
1907-1916 Set No 1 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Holydays Symphony Comments:
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
1907-1916 Set No 1 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Ensemble Modern cond. Ingo Metxmacher
1908-1916 Hymn (Adagio Cantabile) 4.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Chamber Music Comments:
From: A Set of Three Short Pieces

New York String Quartet

1908-1916 The Innate 4.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Chamber Music Comments:
From: A Set of Three Short Pieces

First recording

New York String Quartet

1910-1916  Symphony No 4 4.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Symphony No 4 [Stokowski] Comments:
This work is an unbelievable musical experience.
I don't think Ives ever heard it being performed.
In fact the premiere dates from 1965, around the time this recording was issued.

American Symphony Orchestra cond. Leopold Stokowsky, assistants: David Katz, Jose Serebrier
1910-1916 Symphony No 4 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 4 Comments:
This is DGG recording!

Boston Symphony Orchestra cond. Seiji Ozawa

1910-1916 Symphony No 4 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Dallas Symphony Orchestra cond. Andrew Litton
1910-1916 Symphony No 4 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra cond. Michael Tilson Thomas
1921 Three Quarter-Tone Pieces 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 4 Comments:
Charles Ives's Three Quarter-Tone Pieces (1921) for two pianos is the seminal American work of microtonality. Vigorously encouraged in childhood to explore fresh tonal relationships by his father, composer Charles Ives (1874-1954) waited until the very end of his composing career to heed his advice. Ives went so far as to call quartertones a family prejudice. Ives contributed a thought-provoking monograph entitled Some Quartertone Impressions in by 1924. However, this live performance has two pianos set at slightly more than a standard quartertone of 50 cents; it has been stretched to 60 cents resulting both greater consonance and distinctiveness. Quartertones are essentially 11-limit harmonies, but 60 cents intervals emulate 13-limit harmonies. There is a decided preference for this distinction made by Ives in Ives's Memos. The AFMM concert was recorded on September 19, 1992 at the NYU Theatre.

Joshua Pierce - Piano
Dorathy Jonas - Piano

1921 Three Quarter-Tone Pieces For Two Pianos 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Josef Christof - Piano
Steffen Schleiermacher - Piano
1902-1932 A Set of Pieces 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Holydays Symphony Comments:
Orchestrations of three songs:
In the Cage
In the Inn
In the Night

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

1904-1937? Piano Sonata No 2 (Concord, Mass., 1840-60) 4.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Piano Sonata No 2 Concord Comments:
Schoenberg called this the greatest American music ever written.

John Kirkpatrick - Piano

1911-1951 Posth. Universe Symphohy 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives Comments:
CCM Percusion Ensemble
CCM Chamber Choir
Cincinati Philharmonia Orchestra cond. Gerhard Samuel
Compilation Songs 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Songs, Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish Comments:
The Housatonic at Stockbridge, song for voice & piano,(1921) S. 266 (K. 6B 64d)
Memories, (1897) S. 297 (K. 6B26a)
Paracelsus, S. 324 (K. 6B66b)
The Things Our Fathers Loved, (1917) S. 372 (K. 6B58)
Ann Street, (1921) S. 211 (K. 6B67)
The Innate, song for voice, piano, and optional organ,(1916) S. 284 (K. 6B55)
The Circus Band, (1894) S. 229 (K. 6B20)
In the Mornin', (after Mary Evelyn Stiles),(1929) S. 441 (K. 6B78)
Serenity, (1919) S. 347 (K. 6B60d)
Majority, (1921) S. 294 (K. 6B65)
Thoreau, (1915) S. 373 (K. 6B52)
At the River, (1916) S. 214 (K. 6B54)
The Indians, (1921) S. 283 (K. 6B63)
The Cage, (1906) S. 221 (K. 6B42)
Like a Sick Eagle, (1920) S. 288 (K. 6B45a)
A Christmas Carol, (1897) S. 228 (K. 6B27d)
A Farewell to Land, (1925) S. 248 (K. 6B46)

List of all songs for singer and piano

Jan DeGaetani - mezzo soprano
Gilbert Kalish - piano

Compilation  Songs 4.50 out of 5 stars LP and CD
Charles Ives - Songs, Marni Nixon, John McCabe

Comments:
Be amazed!!
This is the singer who did Maria in The West Side Story, the leading role in My Fair Lady and also, I believe The Sound of Music. She is really a vocal swiss army knife.

List of all songs for singer and piano

Popular albums by Marni Nixon

Compilation Songs 4.00 out of 5 stars LP
Comments:
The Greatest Man
At the River
The Circus Band

Cleo Laine - Vocals
Anthony Hymas - Piano

Compilation Songs 3.50 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Songs, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Michael Ponti Comments:
At The River (1916)
Elegy Ann Street (1901)
A Christmas Carol (1921)
From 'The Swimmers' (1915-1921)
West London (A Sonnet) (1921)
A Farewell To Land (1909)
Abide With Me (1890)
Where The Eagle (1900)
Disclosure (1921)
The White Gulls (1921)
The Children's Hour (1901)
Two Little Flowers (And Dedicated To Them) (1921)
Autumn (1908)
Three Songs Of The War: Tom Sails Away (1917)
I Do Not Complain (Ich grolle nicht) (1899)
In Summer Fields (Feldeinsamkeit) (1897)
Eyes So Dark (Weil' auf mir) (1902)
Three Songs Of The War: In Flanders Fields (1917)

List of all songs for singer and piano

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Charles Ives. Unusual.
Michael Ponti - Piano

Compilation Songs 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Mists
On the Antipodes
The Rainbow
The Pond
The Bells of Yale (or Chapel Chimes)
The Gong on the Hook and Ladder
All the Way Around the Rack
Over the Pavements
Aeschyclus and Sophocles

List of all songs for singer and piano

Henry Herford - Baritone
Ensemble Modern cond Ingo Metzmacher

Compilation The Things our Fathers Loved 4.00 out of 5 stars 5 LP
Comments:
25 Songs

Helen Bootwright - Soprano
John Kirkpatric - Piano

Compilation Songs 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Songs, Roberta Alexander, Tan Crone Comments:
This is the best cd with songs in my Charles Ives collection.

Songs My Mother Taught Me
Slow March
Dreams
Memories
Berceuse
Romanzo (Di Central Park)
Slugging
A Vampire
Spring Song
The Cage
Autumn
The Things Our Fathers Loved
Tom Sails Away
Down East
Serenity
Maple Leaves
Like A Sick Eagle On The Counter
The See'r Evening
Immortality
The Housatonic At Stockbridge
The Greatest Man
Two Little Flowers
The Side Show
1,2,3
Charlie Rutlage

List of all songs for singer and piano

Roberta Alexander - Mezzo Soprano
Tan Crone - Piano

Compilation Songs (2) 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Songs, Roberta Alexander, Tan Crone Comments:
(The) Circus Band
(A) Night song
(An) Old Flame (or a Retrospect)
(A) Night of frost in May
Ich grolle nicht
Feldeinsamkeit
(Die) alte Mutter
Weil' auf mir
Ilmenau
Rosamunde, 'J'attends, helas, dans la douleur'
Qu'il m'irait bien
Elegie
Chanson de Florian
(The) Children's Hour
Harpalus
There is a lane
Mirage
(A) Farewell to land
Evidence
(The) Camp Meeting
Watchman
His exaltation
At the river
from 'Paracelsus'
Remembrance
At sea
Ann Street
They are there!
More magical Ives interpretations.

List of all songs for singer and piano

Roberta Alexander - Mezzo Soprano
Tan Crone - Piano

Charles Ives - Songs, Roberta Alexander, Tan Crone The two CD's with Ives songs by Roberta Alexander are only available as a double cd.
Part 1 is in my collection as the original CD, part 2 is in my collection as the second CD in the double CD
Compilation Music for Chorus 4.00 out of 5 stars LP
Charles Ives - Music for Chorus Comments:
Ives choral music is as complicated as his later symphonies. It takes a real good choir to give a convincing performance. I am not altogether sure that this record would qualify as much more than adequate. But I don't have anything to compare it with. So this is better than nothing, and the music is worthwhile. The well known  General Booth enters into heaven and the showy  Circus Band stand out. Side B offers 5 psalms. Not for the early Sunday morning.
Compilation Psalms (complete) 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Comments:
Psalm 90
Psalm 24
Psalm 67
Psalm 135
Psalm 14
Psalm 25
Psalm 100
Psalm 54
Psalm 150
Psalm 42

SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart cond. Marcus Creed

Compilation Wind Band Classics 4.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Music for Chorus Comments:
Ives in brass band arrangements makes more sense then you would expect.
It is one of the importent sources for his inspiration.
And these marines really put it off!

United States Marine Band. Conductor? George W., I guess.

Compilation Orchestral Music of Charles Ives 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Music for Chorus Comments:
Mostly orchestrations for small orchestra by Ives or reconstructions from his notes and piano pices.

Country dance Band March (1903)
Set of four Ragtime Dances (1904)
Postlude in F 1890-1895)
Calcium Light Night 1896-1897)
Yale-Pinceton Fottball Games (1897)
Set for Theatre Orchestra (1906)
Largo Cantabile: Hymn (1904-1905)
Three Places in New England (1914)
Version for small orchestra

Orchestra New England cond. James Sinclair

Compilation (1974) Charles Ives: 100th Anniversary 3.50 out of 5 stars 5 LP
Comments:
LP 1 - The many faces of Charles Ives
- The Fourth of July
- The Unanswered Question
New York Philharmonic cond. Leonard Bernstein
- In Flanders Fields
Thomas Steward - Baritone
Alan Mandel - Piano
- Hymn
The New York String Quartet, Alvin Brehm - Bass
- The Pond
Chamber Orchestra cond, Gunther Schuller
- Variations on America
Power Biggs - Organ
- The Circus Band
- General William Booth Enters Into Heaven

LP
The Celestial Country
Gregg Smith Singers, Columbia Chamber Orchestra cond. Gregg Smith
+
They are There!
Majority
An Election
Lincorn the Great Commoner
Gregg Smith Singers, Itchica College Choir, American Symphony Orchestra cond, Leopold Stokowski

LP 3 - The things our fathers loved
- 25 songs performed by:
Helen Bootwright - Soprano
John Kirkpatrick - Piano

LP 4 - Ives playe Ives
- Historical recordings from 1933-1943 Read NYT

LP 5 - Charles Ives Remembered
- Remimiscences of relatives, friends and associates, recorded by Vivian Perlis

1901 An American Journey 3.50 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 1 Comments:
The things our father loved (1917)
The Pond (Rememberence) (1921)
Memories (1897)
Charlie Rutlage (1920/1921)
The Circus Band (1894)
In Flanders Fields (1917)
Tom Sails away (1917)
They are There! (1917-1942)
Psalm 100 (1897-1898)
Serenity (1919)
General Booth enters into heaven (1914)
+ seperate listed complete works.

Solists, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
cond. Michael Tilson Thomas

Assembled by other person Silence Unaccompanied 4.00 out of 5 stars CD
Charles Ives - Symphony No 1 Comments:
Assembled by Anton Amstrong
Consists of songs from several periods

Martha Hart, mezzo-soprano
Dan Dressen, tenor
Michael Jorgensen, baritone
John Ferguson, organ
Mark S. Johnson, piano
Cynthia Stokes, alto flute
String Quartet:
Charles Gray, violin; Lucinda Marvin, violin; Annalee Wolf, viola; David Carter, cello
The St. Olaf Choir and Chamber Ensemble cond. Anton Armstrong

1966 Leonard Bernstein discusses Charles Ives 4.00 out of 5 stars Single
Charles Ives - Leonard Bernstein discusses Charles Ives Comments:
With the original release of Ives' 2nd symphony a bonus single (33 rpm) was included. On this single Bernstein explains the concept behind the music by Ives. What a great teacher he was! And a great fan!