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The Complete Songs Of Charles Ives Vol 2


Release Date: 04/16/1995 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 78   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles Ives
Performer:  William SharpSteven BlierIrma VallecilloPaul Sperry,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Ives wrote lots of songs, ranging from parlor numbers redolent of 19th Century sentimentality (often using his wife-to-be's poems) to avant-garde explosions. Three cheers for Albany for recording them all on 4 projected CDs. This is Volume II....Libraries should acquire this series, as should Ives groupies."

-- Classical CD Scout

Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954) is basically known as a prolific composer of inventive, exuberantly adventurous orchestral, instrumental, and vocal music. Yet he composed more songs than any other type of music. In four volumes, four singers accompanied by their individual pianists, present more than 150 songs chronologically, the first recording of the complete songs
Read more of Charles Ives. Ives authorized transposition of them, so they can be sung by all voices. This amazing body of work from a musician who was also an inventive and successful insurance executive, span the 35 years of Ives's compositional life, mirroring the many facets of his character: tenderness, humor, disapproval of hypocrisy and sham, nostalgia, Americanism, Yankeeism, religion, socialism, love of nature.

Some of the songs are extremely difficult; others are simpler; few can be picked up and read right off. They resemble a workshop filled with Ives's ideas, fragmentary or extended. Most were published in 114 Songs, the book compiled, published, and distributed at Ives's own expense in 1922; others were composed "post-114," among them Peaks, Yellow Leaves, The One Way, A Sea Dirge and In the Mornin'.

The Ives oeuvre is substantial, and his output in songs alone is richer and more fulsome by far than might be expected from any career, let alone a curtailed one. This four volume set of the complete songs of Charles Ives is a major contribution toward the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of one of the greatest song collections in the history of music.
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Works on This Recording

1.
I travelled among unknown men by Charles Ives
Performer:  William Sharp (Baritone), Steven Blier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Allegro by Charles Ives
Performer:  Irma Vallecillo (Piano), Paul Sperry (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Feldeinsamkeit by Charles Ives
Performer:  Mary Ann Hart (Mezzo Soprano), Dennis Helmrich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Harpalus by Charles Ives
Performer:  Phillip Bush (Piano), Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
The Light that is felt by Charles Ives
Performer:  William Sharp (Baritone), Steven Blier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
The Old Mother by Charles Ives
Performer:  Irma Vallecillo (Piano), Paul Sperry (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1894; USA 
Date of Recording: 9/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
God Bless and Keep Thee by Charles Ives
Performer:  Mary Ann Hart (Mezzo Soprano), Dennis Helmrich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Slugging a Vampire by Charles Ives
Performer:  Dennis Helmrich (Piano), Mary Ann Hart (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 0 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Tarrant Moss by Charles Ives
Performer:  William Sharp (Baritone), Steven Blier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1898; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 0 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Kären, or Little Kären by Charles Ives
Performer:  Paul Sperry (Tenor), Irma Vallecillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1895; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Dreams by Charles Ives
Performer:  Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Phillip Bush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
The World's Highway by Charles Ives
Performer:  Irma Vallecillo (Piano), Paul Sperry (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
Because of you by Charles Ives
Performer:  Irma Vallecillo (Piano), Paul Sperry (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1898; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Romanzo di Central Park by Charles Ives
Performer:  Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Phillip Bush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Because thou art by Charles Ives
Performer:  Mary Ann Hart (Mezzo Soprano), Dennis Helmrich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1899; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
I knew and loved a maid by Charles Ives
Performer:  William Sharp (Baritone), Steven Blier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1898; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Her gown was of vermilion silk by Charles Ives
Performer:  Irma Vallecillo (Piano), Paul Sperry (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Flag Song by Charles Ives
Performer:  Irma Vallecillo (Piano), Paul Sperry (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1898; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Spring Song by Charles Ives
Performer:  Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Phillip Bush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
20.
Ich grolle nicht by Charles Ives
Performer:  Dennis Helmrich (Piano), Mary Ann Hart (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1898; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
21.
Widmung by Charles Ives
Performer:  Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Phillip Bush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: German 
22.
Wie Melodien zieht es mir by Charles Ives
Performer:  Mary Ann Hart (Mezzo Soprano), Dennis Helmrich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1898; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 
23.
There is a lane by Charles Ives
Performer:  Irma Vallecillo (Piano), Paul Sperry (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
24.
Elégie by Charles Ives
Performer:  William Sharp (Baritone), Steven Blier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: French 
25.
Evidence by Charles Ives
Performer:  Mary Ann Hart (Mezzo Soprano), Dennis Helmrich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
26.
Berceuse by Charles Ives
Performer:  Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Phillip Bush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
27.
Rough Wind by Charles Ives
Performer:  Irma Vallecillo (Piano), Paul Sperry (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
28.
The South Wind by Charles Ives
Performer:  Mary Ann Hart (Mezzo Soprano), Dennis Helmrich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
29.
No More by Charles Ives
Performer:  Phillip Bush (Piano), Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
30.
On Judges' Walk by Charles Ives
Performer:  Mary Ann Hart (Mezzo Soprano), Dennis Helmrich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
31.
A Night Thought by Charles Ives
Performer:  Paul Sperry (Tenor), Irma Vallecillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1903; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
32.
The Song of the Dead by Charles Ives
Performer:  William Sharp (Baritone), Steven Blier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1898; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
33.
Where the eagle by Charles Ives
Performer:  Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Phillip Bush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
34.
Tolerance by Charles Ives
Performer:  Paul Sperry (Tenor), Irma Vallecillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1909; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 0 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
35.
The Love Song of Har Dyal by Charles Ives
Performer:  Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Phillip Bush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1898; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
36.
Omens and Oracles by Charles Ives
Performer:  Mary Ann Hart (Mezzo Soprano), Dennis Helmrich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
37.
Those Evening Bells by Charles Ives
Performer:  Paul Sperry (Tenor), Irma Vallecillo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
38.
Frühlingslied by Charles Ives
Performer:  William Sharp (Baritone), Steven Blier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

I travelled among unknown men
Allegro
Feldeinsamkeit
Harpalus
The Light that is Felt
The Old Mother (Du alte Mutter) (1st setting): The Old Mother (Du alte Mutter)
God Bless and Keep Thee
Du alte Mutter
Slugging a Vampire
Tarrant Moss
Karen
Dreams
The World's Highway
Because of You
Romanzo di Central Park
Because Thou Art
I knew and loved a maid
Her gown was of vermilion silk
Flag Song
Spring Song
Ich grolle nicht
Widmung
Wie Melodien zieht es mir
There is a lane
Elegie
Evidence
Berceuse
Rough Wind
The South Wind
No More
On Judges' Walk
A Night Thought
The Song of the Dead
Where the eagle cannot see
Tolerance
The Love Song of Har Dyal
Omens and Oracles
Those Evening Bells
Fruhlingslied

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