Grand Sonata: Recordings

This list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's Grand Sonata, Op. 37 (TH 139) 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.

No endorsement or criticism by the editors of this website should be inferred from the inclusion or omission of any recording from this listing. However, additions and corrections are welcome, and maybe sent to us at discography@tchaikovsky-research.net

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Babakhanian, Armen (piano)
Recorded 2000.07 in Wesel, Aula der Jugendmusik- und Kunstschule.

  • CD — Real Sound RS 051 0144 [2001]

Bekhterev, Boris (piano)
Recorded 2000.03.25-27 in Montabelluna, Auditorium Phoenix.

  • CD — Phoenix PH 00606 [2000]

Berezovsky, Boris (piano)
Recorded 1990.

  • CD — Art & Electronics AED 10230 [1991]

Brownridge, Angela (piano)
Recorded 1983.08.

  • 33 (12") — Hyperion A 66110 [1984]
  • CD — Cala CACD 88008 [2000]
  • CD — United Recordings 88008 2 [1994]

Chauveau, Geneviève (piano)
Recorded 1976.03.24-25 & 12.20-21 in Paris, Salle Wagram.

  • 33 (12") — Cambridge KAM 1000 [1982]
  • 33 (12") — EMI C 065 14184 [1978]
  • 33 (12") — HMV 6451/2

Cherkassky, Shura (piano)
Recorded 1982.04.18 live in San Francisco, Davies Symphony Hall.

  • 45 (12") — Nimbus 45014 [1983]
  • CD — Ivory Classics 70904 [1999]

Crossley, Paul (piano)
Recording date unknown (1975 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Philips 6500 884 [1975]

Donohoe, Peter (piano)
Recorded 2018.10.15-17 in Saxmundham, Snape Maltings, Britten Studio.

  • CD — Signum SIGCD 594 [2019]

Dorensky, Sergei (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya 03801-02 [1973]

Douglas, Barry (piano)
Recorded 1988.11.07-08 in New York, RCA Studio A.

  • CD — RCA RD 87887 [1989]

Douglas, Barry (piano)
Recorded 2019.04.16-17 in Wells, Cathedral School, Cedars Hall.

  • CD — Chandos CHAN 20121 [2019]

Estrin, Morton (piano)
Recording date unknown (1995 or earlier)

  • CD — Newport Classics NPD 85591 [1995]

Fedotova, Polina (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Classical Records CR-159 [2013]

Fujimura, Yuko (piano)
Recorded 1992 in Berlin-Lankwitz, Siemensvilla.

  • CD — Classic Studio Berlin 315 2173 [1993]

Ghindin, Alexander (piano)
Recorded 2011.06-12 in Moscow, CMS Studio.

  • CD — Piano Classics PCL 0044 [2012]

Ginzburg, Grigory (piano)
Recorded 1949.05.16 in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Multisonic 310265 2 [1994]
  • CD — Philips 456 8022 [1999]

Havenith, Raymund (piano)
Recording date unknown (1978 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — EMI 1C 057 30777 [1978]

Howard, Leslie (piano)
Recorded 1993.11.09-10 in Petersham, All Saints Church.

  • CD — Helios CDH 55215 [2006]
  • CD — Hyperion CDA 66939 [1997]

Igumnov, Konstantin (piano)
Recorded 1947.12.03 live.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya M 10 42483/6 [1980]
  • 33 (12") — Russian Disc R 10 00783 [1991] (movt. III only)
  • CD — Dante HPC 068

Kameníková, Valentina (piano)
Recorded 1963.02.25-28 in Prague, Domovina Studio.

  • 33 (12") — Supraphon DV 5994 F
  • 33 (12") — Supraphon SUA 10527 [1963]
  • CD — Supraphon SU 3493 2 [2000]

Kasman, Yakov (piano)
Recorded 2004.10 in Prague, St. Vavřinec Church.

  • CD — Calliope CAL 9347 [2005]
  • CD — Classical Records CR 154 [2012]

Katin, Peter (piano)
Recorded 1987.09.07-08 in Oslo, Henie Onstad Art Centre.

  • CD — Olympia OCD 192 [1987]

Kempf, Freddy (piano)
Recorded 2014.11 in Munich, Bavaria Studios.

  • SACD — Bis BIS 2140 [2015]

Krist, Michael (piano)
Recorded 1974.04 live in Munich, Bavaria Studios.

  • CD — Telos TLS 195 [2014]

Kuerti, Anton (piano)
Recorded 1982.03.18 in Toronto, University, Convocation Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Connoisseur CSD 2000 [1986]
  • 33 (12") — Fanfare DFL 9018 [1986]
  • CD — Analekta AN 9202 [1992]
  • CD — Analekta FL2 3047 [1995]

Leonskaja, Elisabeth (piano)
Recorded 1988.04 in Berlin, Teldec Studio.

  • 33 (12") — Teldec 6 44088 [1988]
  • CD — Teldec 2292 43672 2 [1988]
  • CD — Teldec 4509 97916 2 [1995]
  • CD — Teldec 9031 72296 2 [1992]
  • CD — Teldec 8 44088 [1988]

Leonskaja, Elisabeth (piano)
Recorded 2017.02.20-21 in Bremen, Sendesaal.

  • CD — eaSonus EAS 29330 [2017]

Lisitsa, Valentina (piano)
Recorded 2018.04.22 in Vienna, Bösendorfer.

  • CD — Decca 483 4417 [2019]
  • CD — Decca 483 4420 [2019]

Lugansky, Nikolay (piano)
Recorded 1995.02.

  • CD — Triton MEC 28005 [1995]

Lugansky, Nikolay (piano)
Recorded 2015.12.12-15 in Paris, Opera Bastille, Salle Rolf Liebermann.

  • CD — Naïve AM 215 [2017] (as "Sonata No. 2")

Manes, Stephen (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Orion ORS 74154

Margolina, Elena (piano)
Recorded 2018.06 in Wuppertal, Kulturzentrum Immanuel.

  • SACD — ARS Produktion 38 273 [2019]

Meecham, Nicola (piano)
Recorded 2012.01.30-02.01 in Bristol, St. George's Church.

  • CD — Somm SOMM 0173 [2017]

Moog, Joseph (piano)
Recorded 2014.01.06-09 in Kaiserslautern, SWR Studio.

  • CD — Onyx ONYX 4126 [2014]

Negra, Lucia (piano)
Recorded 1994.03.04-06 in Stockholm, Swedish Broadcasting Studio 2.

  • CD — Swedish Society Discofil SCD 1053 [1994]

Nikolayeva, Tatyana (piano)
Recorded 1991.05.09-10 in Berne, Kirche Blumenstein.

  • CD — Relief CR 911028 [2001]
  • CD — Scribendum SC 810 [2018]

Paley, Alexander (piano)
Recorded 2012.01 in Bourges, Theatre Saint-Bonnet.

  • CD — Harmonia Mundi AP 087 [2014]

Perticaroli, Sergio (piano)
Recorded 1991.03.31-04.02 in Lugano, Radiotelevisione della Svizzera Italiana, Studio 1.

  • CD — Aura Music AUR 408/2 [2000]

Petchersky, Alma (piano)
Recorded 1989.02.01-02 in London, St. Peter's Church, Morden.

  • 33 (12") — ASV DCA 671 [1989]
  • CD — ASV CDDCA 671 [1989]
  • CD — ASV CDQS 6153 [1995]

Pletnev, Mikhail (piano)
Recorded 1987 in Moscow.

  • CD — Aulos Classics AMC 2 029
  • CD — Melodiya 74321 66975 2 [1999]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02375 [2015]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00005 [1993]
  • CD — Regis Records RRC 1143 [2003]

Pommier, Jean-Bernard (piano)
Recorded 1964.06.18-25 & 10.20-11.04 in Paris, Salle Wagram.

  • 33 (12") — HMV ASDF 861

Ponti, Michael (piano)
Recorded 1971 in Stuttgart, Südwest-Tonstudio.

  • 33 (12") — FSM FSM 109 VXDS
  • 33 (12") — Turnabout TV 37045 [1973]
  • 33 (12") — Vox SVBX 5459 [1972]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Membran Music 231556 [2006]
  • CD — Vox CD3X 3025 [1993]

Postnikova, Viktoria (piano)
Recorded 1990.07 in Paris, Église Notre-Dame du Liban.

  • CD — Erato 2292 45969 2 [1993]
  • CD — Erato 2564 69675 2 [2008]
  • CD — Erato 4509 91843 2 [1993]

Preiß, Christoph (piano)
Recorded 2017.09 in Neutraubling, Stadthalle.

  • CD — Tyxart TXA 18101 [2018]

Primakov, Vasily (piano)
Recorded 2008.09.06-08 in Purchase, State University of New York, Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall.

  • CD — Bridge Records 9283 [2009]

Rabotkina, Daria (piano)
Recorded 2009.06.08-11 in New York, American Academy of Arts and Letters.

  • CD — Concert Artists Guild CAG 105 [2009]

Rachmanov, Dmitry (piano)
Recorded 2005.06.10-16 in New York, Patrych Sound Studios.

  • CD — Vista Vera VVCD 00097 [2006]

Reisenberg, Nadia (piano)
Recorded 1954.

  • 33 (12") — Nixa WLP 5330 [1955]
  • 33 (12") — Westminster WL 5330 [1955]
  • 33 (12") — Westminster XWN 18208

Richter, Svyatoslav (piano)
Recorded 1954.11.24 live in Warsaw, National Philharmonic.

  • CD — St. Laurent Studio YSL SR 1954 11 24

Richter, Svyatoslav (piano)
Recorded 1954.12.06 live in Moscow.

  • CD — Parnass PACD 96 001/2 [1996]
  • CD — Praga PRD 350 076 [2016]
  • CD — Urania SP 4223 [2004]
  • SACD — Praga DSD 350 076 [2016]

Richter, Svyatoslav (piano)
Recorded 1956 in Moscow.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya Д 04558/9 [1958]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya СM 03997/8 [1973]
  • 33 (12") — Monitor MC 2034 [1959]
  • 33 (12") — Odyssey Y 35204 [1979]
  • 33 (12") — Parlophone PMA 1044 [1959]
  • CD — Documents 233080 [2011]
  • CD — Melodiya 74321 24960 2
  • CD — Melodiya 74321 29469 2 [1995]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00515 [1995]
  • CD — Melodiya VCD 1124 [1986]
  • CD — Multisonic MCD 72034 [1994]
  • CD — Regis RRC 1403 [2013] (recording date as 1959)

Schmalfuss, Peter (piano)
Recording date unknown (2005 or earlier).

  • CD — Bella Musica BM 31 2399 [2005]

Schmidbauer, Benno (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Micula Records Mic 121 140

Serebryakov, Pavel (piano)
Recording date unknown (1962 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya Д 010623/4 [1962]

Sevidov, Arkady (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Melodiya C10-06945-46 [1978]

Sevidov, Arkady (piano)
Recorded 1995.07 in Moscow, Conservatory.

  • CD — Arte Nova 74321 30503 2 [1997]

Shehori, Mordecai (piano)
Recorded 1990.05.07 live in New York, Weill Recital Hall.

  • CD — Cembal d'amour CD 172 [2013]

Sirota, Leo (piano)
Recorded 1955.05.08.

  • CD — Arbiter Records 110 [1998]

Somero, Jouni (piano)
Recorded 2009.08.22 in Kuusankoski, Kuusaa Hall.

  • CD — FC Records FCRCD 9728 [2010]

Tiu, Albert (piano)
Recorded 2017.08.09-13 in Singapore, National University, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Concert Hall.

  • CD — Centaur CRC 3661 [2019]

Trabucco, Franco (piano)
Recorded 2007.09-11 live in Genoa, Paganini Conservatory.

  • CD — Dynamic CDS 665 [2010]

Uehara, Ayako (piano)
Recorded 2003.09.05-08 in Bristol, St. George's.

  • CD — EMI 5 57719 2 [2004]
  • CD — Parlophone 00946 362936 5 3 [2004]
  • CD — Parlophone 00946 363272 5 9 [2006]
  • CD — Warner Classics 50999 0 26598 5 5 [2011] (movt. III only)
  • CD — Warner Classics 50999 4 56339 5 9 [2010] (movt. III only)
  • CD — EMI 6 32015 2 [2010] (movt. III only)

Vitaud, Jonas (piano)
Recorded 2013.09.02.-04 in Toulouse, Auditorium Saint-Pierre des Cuisines.

  • CD — Mirare MIR 308 [2016]

Vivanet, Andrea (piano)
Recorded 2016.09.22-23 in Rivotorto di Assisi, Umbria Music Centre.

  • CD — Sheva SH 164 [2017]

Wirssaladze, Elisso (piano)
Recorded 1995.04.19 live in Milan, Verdi Conservatory.

  • CD — Live Classics LCL 303 [2003]

Yablonskaya, Oksana (piano)
Recorded 1994.05.12-13 in Santa Rosa (California), Fisher Hall.

  • CD — Naxos 8 553063 [1995]

Zhukov, Igor (piano)
Recording date unknown (1978 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 09987/8 [1978]

Zhukov, Igor (piano)
Recorded Autumn 2010 in Mechernich, Studio Floisdorf.

  • CD — Telos TLS 177 [2016]

Excerpts

Moderato e risoluto (movt. I)

Cliburn, Van (piano)
Recorded 1958.04.07 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Grand Hall (Round II of the Tchaikovsky Competition).

  • CD — Moscow Conservatory Records SMCCD 0247-0249 [2018]