The Light That is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives
Susan Narucki, soprano
Donald Berman, piano


Charles Ives composed nearly 200 songs throughout his life. Wiley Hitchcock, in the thorough introduction to his 2004 critical edition 129 Songs, described the Ives song canon as "the contents of a kind of scrapbook or commonplace book or chapbook, or even a desk drawer. Into such a receptacle Ives tossed irregularly, if not casually, his reactions -in the form of songs-to memories, personalities, places, events, discoveries, ideas, visions, and fantasies in his life." Whether popular tale or personal reflection, this concept of the songs as memorabilia is realized in a most powerful way: the songs emotionally and viscerally evoke memory. Captured memories-real or idealized, distant or near-are the materials for the music. From cosmopolitan incident (Ann Street) to pastoral stroll (The Housatonic at Stockbridge) Ives's songs describe a range of experience: a child's playtime, a commuter's observations, a courter's hope. His songs exhibit reverence for the populace and pop culture, daring adventure, and family devotion; life and death. This new recording of 27 songs features superlative performances by soprano Susan Narucki, renowned for her authoritative interpretations of contemporary American music, and Donald Berman, whose recordings of Ives's piano music have been critically acclaimed.

Susan Narucki

The Light That is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives

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Track Listing

Songs my mother taught me
Charles Ives
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Tom Sails Away
Charles Ives
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The Housatonic at Stockbridge
Charles Ives
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The Greatest Man
Charles Ives
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West London
Charles Ives
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The "Incantation"
Charles Ives
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Du bist wie eine Blume
Charles Ives
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Down East
Charles Ives
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The Children's Hour
Charles Ives
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Where the eagle cannot see
Charles Ives
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General William Booth Enters into Heaven
Charles Ives
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The Things Our Fathers Loved
Charles Ives
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Two Little Flowers
Charles Ives
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August
Charles Ives
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September
Charles Ives
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December
Charles Ives
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The Light That Is Felt
Charles Ives
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Ann Street
Charles Ives
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Evening
Charles Ives
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The Sea of Sleep
Charles Ives
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Like a Sick Eagle
Charles Ives
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Swimmers
Charles Ives
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Watchman!
Charles Ives
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Feldeinsamkeit
Charles Ives
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The New River
Charles Ives
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Minnelied
Charles Ives
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Romanzo (di Central Park)
Charles Ives
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