Cherevichki: Recordings

This list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's opera Cherevichki (TH 8) does not claim to be exhaustive, but the following information is given, where known:

  • Names of solo performers, with their instruments or stage roles given in parentheses.
  • The name of the conductor of the orchestra or chorus.
  • The names of the orchestras, choruses or chamber ensembles performing on the recording. These have been standardised according to our List of Orchestras.
  • The date and place of the recording. "Live" indicates a public performance.
  • The format of the recording, whether this is a compact disc (CD), super audio compact disc (SACD), laser disc (LD), digital video disc (DVD), blu-ray disc (BR), digital download (DL) or vinyl record. The number 33, 45 or 78 indicates the playback speed of a vinyl record, followed by its size in inches, e.g. "33 (12")" would indicate a standard long-playing record. Performances on cassette or VHS tapes are not included in this discography.
  • The name of the record label (in italics), followed by the catalogue number of the disk.
  • The year that the recording was released (which may be years or decades after the original recording was made).
  • If only part of a work is available in a recording, the relevant sections or movements are indicated.

The symbol [*] indicates that a name is known or suspected to be a pseudonym for recording purposes. The true artists' names are given where these have been established.

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Complete

Fedoseyev, Vladimir (conductor) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Lisovsky, Konstantin (Vakula) / Simonova, Lyudmila (Solokha) / Klenov, Oleg (Devil) / Krivchenya, Aleksey (Chub) / Fomina, Nina (Oksana) / Troitzky, Gennady (Pan Golova) / Kartavenko, Ivan (Panas) / Makhov, Vladimir (Schoolmaster) / Polyakov, Aleksandr (His Highness) / Selivanov, Viktor (Master of Ceremonies) / Rybin, Valery (Attendant) / Godunov, Vyacheslav (Old Cossack) / Budrin, Ivan (Wood Goblin).
Recorded 1973.

  • 33 (12") — Chant du Monde LDX 78005 [1983]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya СМ 04401/6 [1973]
  • CD — Relief CR 991054 [2001] [1]

Howarth, Elgar (conductor) / Garsington Opera and Chorus
Dwyer, Adrian (Vakula) / McCafferty, Frances (Solokha) / Earle, Roderick (Devil) / Duprels, Anne-Sophie (Oksana) / O'Connnor, Gerard (Pan Golova) / Kale, Stuart (Schoolmaster).
Recorded 2004 live.

  • CD — Garsington Opera GA 002 [2005]

Melik-Pashayev, Aleksandr (conductor) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra & Chorus
Nelepp, Georgy (Vakula) / Antonova, Yelizaveta (Solokha) / Ivanov, Aleksey (Devil) / Mikhaylov, Maksim (Chub) / Kruglikova, Yelena (Oksana) / Kraskovsky, Sergey (Pan Golova) / Godovkin, Fyodor (Panas) / Peregudov, Aleksandr (Schoolmaster) / Ivanov, Andrey (His Highness) / Ionov, Ivan (Master of Ceremonies) / Shevtsov, Venyamin (Attendant) / Sipayev, Ivan (Old Cossack) / Skazin, Mikhail (Wood Goblin).
Recorded 1948.

  • 33 (12") — Colosseum CRLP 243/5
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya Д 011079/84
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya Д 089/96 [1952]
  • 33 (12") — Ultraphone ULP 111/3 [1965]
  • CD — Aquarius AQVR 176 2 [2004]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02129
  • CD — Preiser 90350 [1998]
  • CD — Profil Medien PH 17053 [2018]

Polyanichko, Aleksandr (conductor) / Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
Grivnov, Vsevolod (Vakula) / Dyadkova, Larisa (Solokha) / Mikhaylov, Maksim (Devil) / Matorin, Vladimir (Chub) / Guryakova, Olga (Oksana) / Vasilyev, Aleksandr (Pan Golova) / Upperton, John (Panas) / Voynarovsky, Vyacheslav (Schoolmaster) / Leiferkus, Sergey (His Highness) / White, Jeremy (Master of Ceremonies) / Sabadoch, Olga (Attendant) / Macnair, Andrew (Old Cossack) / Lim, Changhan (Wood Goblin).
Recorded 2009.11.23-28 live in London, Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

  • BR — Opus Arte OABD 7073 D [2010]
  • DVD — Opus Arte OA 1037 D [2010]

Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (conductor) / Teatro Lirico di Cagliari Orchestra & Chorus
Popov, Valery (Vakula) / Semtschuk, Lyudmila (Solokha) / Shagidulin, Albert (Devil) / Ognovyenko, Vladimir (Chub) / Morozova, Yekaterina (Oksana) / Tumanyan, Barseg (Pan Golova) / Prolat, Valentin (Panas) / Okenko, Vladimir (Schoolmaster) / Osipov, Grigory (His Highness) / Shagidulin, Albert (Master of Ceremonies) / Chernok, Paul (Attendant) / Zakhradnichek, Frantisek (Old Cossack) / Bonavita, Fabio (Wood Goblin).
Recorded 2000.01 live in Cagliari, Teatro Lirico.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94375
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Dynamic CDS 287 [2001]

Excerpts

Overture

Davis, Colin (conductor) / Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
Recorded 1977.12.14-18 in London, Henry Wood Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Philips 9500 508 [1979]
  • CD — Decca 442 8933
  • CD — Philips 422 845 2 [1989]
  • CD — Philips 456 131 2 [1997]
  • CD — Philips 456 188 2 [1997]

Fistoulari, Anatole (conductor) / Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded 1953.01.09 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — MGM E 3026 [1953]
  • 33 (12") — Parlophone PMC 1028 [1955]
  • CD — Forgotten Records FR 1393 [2017]
  • CD — Guild Historical GHCD 2408 [2014]

Köhler, Siegfried (conductor) / Philharmonia Hungarica
Recorded 1977.

  • 33 (12") — Intercord 29 384 5 [1977]

Melik-Pashayev, Aleksandr (conductor) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Recording date unknown.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 18637/40 [1950]

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1987.10.10 in Moscow, Radio Concert Hall.

  • CD — Icone ICN 9420 2 [1999]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02480 [2017]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00411
  • CD — Svetlanov SVET 070223

Oksana's Aria (Act I, No. 3)

Farley, Carole (Oksana) / Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Serebrier, José (conductor)
Recorded 1980 in Melbourne, Camberwell Civic Centre.

  • 33 (12") — Chandos ABR 1128 [1985]
  • CD — IMP MCD 64 [1993]

Shaguch, Marina (Oksana) / Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden / Järvi, Neeme (conductor)
Recorded 1997.02.

  • CD — Royal Opera House 75605 55022 2 [1997]

Vakula's Arioso (Act I, No. 4)

Lemeshev, Sergey (Vakula) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Steinberg, Lev (conductor)
Recorded 1939 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 8469 [1939]

Vakula's Arioso (Act II, No. 12)

Solovyanenko, Anatoly (Vakula) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Ermler, Mark (conductor)
Recorded 1986.

  • 33 (7") — Melodiya Г72 13389/94 [1991]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 26919/20 [1988]

Entr'acte (Act III, No, 16a)

Fistoulari, Anatole (conductor) / Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded 1953.01.09 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — Parlophone MGME 3026
  • 33 (12") — Parlophone PMC 1028 [1955]
  • CD — Forgotten Records FR 1393 [2017]
  • CD — Guild Historical GHCD 2408 [2014]

Vakula's Song (Act III, No. 17)

Atakishieyev, Rauf (Vakula) / unidentified orchestra / unidentified conductor
Recording date unknown (1990 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 29531/2 [1990]

Grishko, Vladimir (Vakula) / Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Sirenko, Vladimir (conductor) Recorded 1997.09 in Kiev, National Radio Company, Grand Concert Studio.

  • CD — Naxos 8 554844

Larin, Sergey (Vakula) / Philharmonia Orchestra / Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (conductor)
Recorded 1997.08.14-17 in London, Blackheath Concert Halls.

  • CD — Chandos CHAN 9603 [1998]

Lemeshev, Sergey (Vakula) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Steinberg, Lev (conductor)
Recorded 1939 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 8470 [1939]

Ogrenich, Nikolay (Vakula) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Ermler, Mark (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1972 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya СМ 03361/2 [1972]

Pluzhnikov, Konstantni (Vakula) / Leningrad Symphony Orchestra / Dmitriyev, Aleksandr (conductor)
Recorded 1980.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13353/4 [1980]

Shtoda, Daniil (Vakula) / Philharmonia of Russia / Orbelian, Constantine (conductor)
Recorded 2003.11-2004.11 in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Delos DE 3348 [2005]

Solovyanenko, Anatoly (Vakula) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Ermler, Mark (conductor)
Recorded 1986.

  • 33 (7") — Melodiya Г72 13389/94 [1991]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 26919/20 [1988]

Polonaise (Act III, No. 19)

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1982.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 19301 000 [1983]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 01319
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02480 [2017]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00029
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00179 [1991]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00411
  • CD — Olympia OCD 136 [1987]
  • CD — Svetlanov SVET 070223

Minuet (Act III, No. 21a)

Fistoulari, Anatole (conductor) / Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded 1953.01.09 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — Parlophone MGME 3026
  • 33 (12") — Parlophone PMC 1028 [1955]
  • CD — Forgotten Records FR 1393 [2017]
  • CD — Guild Historical GHCD 2408 [2014]

Russian Dance (Act III, No. 22a)

Davis, Colin (conductor) / Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
Recorded 1977.12.14-18 in London, Henry Wood Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Philips 9500 508 [1979]
  • CD — Decca 442 8933
  • CD — Philips 422 8452
  • CD — Philips 456 1312
  • CD — Philips 456 1882 [1997]

Fistoulari, Anatole (conductor) / Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded 1953.01.09 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — Parlophone MGME 3026
  • 33 (12") — Parlophone PMC 1028 [1955]
  • CD — Forgotten Records FR 1393 [2017]
  • CD — Guild Historical GHCD 2408 [2014]

Köhler, Siegfried (conductor) / Philharmonia Hungarica
Recorded 1977.

  • 33 (12") — Intercord 29 384 5 [1977]

Kuchar, Theodore (conductor) / National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Recorded 2000.12.18-20 in Kiev, National Radio Company, Grand Concert Studio.

  • CD — Naxos 8 554845 [2006]
  • DL — Naxos 9 40348 [2013]

Melik-Pashayev, Aleksandr (conductor) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Recorded 1940 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 10515 [1940]

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1987.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02480 [2017]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00411
  • CD — Svetlanov SVET 070223

Cossack Dance (Act III, No. 22b)

Davis, Colin (conductor) / Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
Recorded 1977.12.14-18 in London, Henry Wood Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Philips 9500 508 [1979]
  • CD — Decca 442 8933
  • CD — Philips 422 8452
  • CD — Philips 456 1312
  • CD — Philips 456 1882 [1997]

Fistoulari, Anatole (conductor) / Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded 1953.01.09 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — Parlophone MGME 3026
  • 33 (12") — Parlophone PMC 1028 [1955]
  • CD — Forgotten Records FR 1393 [2017]
  • CD — Guild Historical GHCD 2408 [2014]

Köhler, Siegfried (conductor) / Philharmonia Hungarica
Recorded 1977.

  • 33 (12") — Intercord 29 384 5 [1977]

Kuchar, Theodore (conductor) / National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Recorded 1999.12.18-20 in Kiev, National Radio Company, Grand Concert Studio.

  • CD — Naxos 8 554844 [2003]
  • CD — Naxos 8 578214 [2012]

Kuchar, Theodore (conductor) / National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Recorded 2000.12.18-20 in Kiev, National Radio Company, Grand Concert Studio.

  • CD — Naxos 8 554845 [2006]

Melik-Pashayev, Aleksandr (conductor) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Recorded 1940 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 10516 [1940] (22(b) only)

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1987.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02480 [2017]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00411
  • CD — Svetlanov SVET 070223

"Who Wants to Drink Honey?" (Act IV, No. 25)

Aleksandrov, Aleksandr (conductor) / Red Banner Song and Dance Ensemble
Recorded 1939 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 9034 [1939]

Arrangements

Oksana's Aria (Act I, No. 3)

For Voice and Piano

Baturina, Sofiya (Oksana) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1928.05.14.

  • 78 (12") — Victor 4116

Vakula's Arioso (Act II, No. 12)

For Voice and Piano

Bogdanovich, Aleksandr (Vakula) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1905 in Saint Petersburg. Matrix 3493 L.

  • 78 (12") — Grammophone 22906
  • CD — Pearl GEMM CD 9007/9 [1992]

His Highness's Couplets (Act III, No. 20)

For Voice and Piano

Sibiryakov, Lev (His Highness) / unidentified pianist
Arranged for voice and piano. Recorded 1906 in Saint Petersburg. Matrix 4808 L.

  • CD — Pearl GEMM CD 9001/3 [1992]

"Who Wants to Drink Honey?" (Act IV, No. 25)

For Orchestra

Fistoulari, Anatole (conductor) / Philharmonia Orchestra
Arranged by Konstantin Saradzhev. Recorded 1953.01.09 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — Metro-Goldwyn-Myer E 3026
  • 33 (12") — Parlophone PMC 1028
  • CD — Forgotten Records FR 1393 [2017]
  • CD — Guild Historical GHCD 2408

Notes and References

  1. Omitting Nos. 18, 22b and 23 from Act III.