Hamlet (overture-fantasia): Recordings

This list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's overture-fantasia Hamlet, Op. 67 (TH 53) 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

Complete

Abravanel, Maurice (conductor) / Utah Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1973.05.18-24.

  • 33 (12") — Vox QSVBX 5131
  • CD — Vox CD5X 3603 [2001]

Anikhanov, Andrey (conductor) / Saint Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1993 in Saint Petersburg, Recording Studio.

  • CD — Audiophile Classics APC 101 030 [1994]

Bergovsky, Sergey [*] (conductor) / Moscow Radio Philharmonic Orchestra [*]
Recording date unknown.

See Gauk, Alexander

Bernstein, Leonard (conductor) / New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1970.10.19 in New York, Philharmonic Hall.

  • 33 (12") — CBS 76506 [1976]
  • 33 (12") — Columbia M 34128
  • CD — Sony Classical 88985417142 [2017]
  • CD — Sony Classical SICC 2191 [2018]
  • CD — Sony Classical SM5K 87987 [2003]
  • CD — Sony Classical SMK 47635 [1993]
  • CD — Sony Classical SMM 5023142 [2001]
  • CD — Sony Classical SX5K 64208 [1995]

Bernstein, Leonard (conductor) / Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1984.05.09-13 live in Tel Aviv, Frederic R. Mann Auditorium.

  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon 415 379 1 [1985]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 415 379 2 [1985]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 477 6704 [2007]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 479 8418 [2018]

Boult, Adrian (conductor) / London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1952.01.11 in London, Kingsway Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Decca ACL 10 [1958]
  • 33 (12") — Decca ECS 540 [1970]
  • 33 (12") — Decca LXT 2696 [1952]
  • 33 (12") — London Records B 19014 [1958]
  • 33 (12") — London Records LL 582 [1952]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93185 [2009]
  • CD — Decca 484 0381 [2020]
  • CD — Pristine Audio PASC 039

Boult, Adrian (conductor) / London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1959.08.25-26 in London, Walthamstow Assembly Hall.

  • 33 (12") — ASC ASC 848 [1972]
  • 33 (12") — ASC ASC 10013 [1975]
  • 33 (12") — Richmond B 19014 [1959]
  • 33 (12") — Somerset SF 11600 [1960]
  • CD — CRQ Editions CRQ CD 061 [2012]

Coates, Albert (conductor) / London Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1932.02.19 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — Encore E 301 [1980]

Coates, Albert (conductor) / London Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1932.02.19 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1. Matrix 2B 2805/8.

  • 78 (12") — HMV 12121/2 [1932]
  • 78 (12") — HMV DB 1716/7 [1933]
  • 78 (12") — Victor M 395 [1932]
  • CD — Biddulph WHL 014 [1993]

Delmondo, Filippe [*] (conductor) / Ravenna Orchestra [*]
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — World of Classic BS 1010 [1992]

DePriest, James (conductor) / Oregon Symphony
Recorded 1988.09.07-08 in Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

  • CD — Delos DE 3081 [1989]

Dmitriyev, Aleksandr (conductor) / Leningrad Symphony Orchestra
Recording date unknown (1979 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 12581/2 [1979]

Dmitriyev, Aleksandr (conductor) / Leningrad Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1984.

  • CD — Leningrad Masters LM 1307 [1995]

Doráti, Antal (conductor) / National Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1973.05.10 in Washington, Constitution Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Decca SXL 6627 [1973]
  • 33 (12") — London Records CS 6841 [1974]
  • CD — Decca 443 0032 [1994]

Dudamel, Gustavo (conductor) / Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 2010.02 in Caracas, Centro de Acción Social por la Música, Sala Simón Bolívar.

  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 477 9355 [2011]

Dudarova, Veronika (conductor) / Symphony Orchestra of Russia
Recorded 1992 in Moscow, Ostankino, Studio 5.

  • CD — Olympia OCD 512 [1993]

Dutoit, Charles (conductor) / Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1988.10.06-07 in Montreal, St. Eustache's Church.

  • CD — Decca 425 503 2 [1990]
  • CD — Decca POCL 1016 [1990]
  • CD — Decca POCL 5081 [1990]
  • CD — Universal Music/Decca UCCD 5229 [2016]

Farrer, John (conductor) / London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1980.

  • 33 (12") — ASV DCA 670 [1989]
  • CD — ASV CDDCA 670 [1989]
  • CD — ASV CDQS 6111 [1993]

Fedoseyev, Vladimir (conductor) / Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1999.06 in London, All Saints Church, Tooting.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94307 [2012]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Relief CR 210307 (recording location as Moscow, Conservatory, Grand Hall)
  • CD — Relief CR 991050 [1999]

Fistoulari, Anatole (conductor) / Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded 1952.07.16-21 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — MGM E 3002 [1954]
  • 33 (12") — Parlophone PMC 1014 [1955]

Gauk, Alexander (conductor) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Saga XID 5219 [1964] (as "Sergey Bergovsky" with "Moscow Radio Philharmonic Orchestra")

Gergiev, Valery (conductor) / London Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 2008.04.28.

  • CD — En Larmes ELS 08740

Gibson, Alexander (conductor) / London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1989.

  • 33 (12") — Collins Classics EC 1009 1 [1989]
  • CD — Collins Classics EC 1009 2 [1989]
  • CD — Collins Classics 3048 2 [1992]

Gorenstein, Mark (conductor) / Russian Symphony Orchestra [* = New Russia State Symphony Orchestra]
Recorded 1995.02-06 in Moscow, Mosfilm Studios.

  • CD — Chant du Monde RUS 288 199 [1996]
  • CD — Chant du Monde LDC 788 199 [1997]
  • CD — Harmonia Mundi CMX 388 055/7 [1996]

Handley, Vernon (conductor) / London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1975.

  • 33 (12") — Classics for Pleasure CFP 40223 [1975]
  • CD — Classics for Pleasure CFP 09463 82232 2 1

Irving, Robert (conductor) / Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded 1954.06.03 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — HMV CLP 1043 [1955]
  • 33 (12") — HMV XLP 30036 [1965]

Lambert, Constant (conductor) / Hallé Orchestra
Recorded 1942.10.09 in Manchester, Houldsworth Hall. Matrix CAX 9052/5.

  • 78 (12") — Columbia 264563/4
  • 78 (12") — Columbia 71610/1 D
  • 78 (12") — Columbia 71612/3 D
  • 78 (12") — Columbia DX 1101/2 [1942]
  • 78 (12") — Columbia X 243
  • CD — Dutton Laboratories CDLX 7006 [1993]

Leaper, Adrian (conductor) / Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1991.09.07-12 in Katowice, Polish Radio Concert Hall.

  • CD — Naxos 8 507002 [2001]
  • CD — Naxos 8 550517 [1993]
  • CD — Naxos 8 553017 [1994]
  • DL — Naxos 9 40348 [2013]

Maazel, Lorin (conductor) / Vienna Philharmonic
Recorded 1965.05.17-20 in Vienna, Sofiensaal.

  • 33 (12") — Decca JB 20 [1978]
  • 33 (12") — Decca LXT 6206 [1965]
  • 33 (12") — Decca SXL 6206 [1965]
  • 33 (12") — London Records CM 9463 [1966]
  • 33 (12") — London Records CS 6463 [1966]
  • CD — Decca 417 8772 [1991]
  • CD — Decca 425 051 2 [1993]
  • CD — Decca 466 6712
  • CD — Decca 470 0652 [2006]
  • CD — Decca 480 6617 [2013]
  • CD — Decca 482 0828

Markevitch, Igor (conductor) / New Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded 1967.06.06-09 in London, Wembley Town Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Philips 820840
  • 33 (12") — Philips 900234
  • CD — Philips 422 478 2 [1989]
  • CD — Philips 432 2302
  • CD — Philips 442 586 2 [1994]
  • CD — Philips 456 188 2 [1997]

Matacic, Lovro von (conductor) / Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded 1956.01.11 in London, Kingsway Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Angel 35398 [1956]
  • 33 (12") — Columbia 33 CX 1420 [1957]
  • CD — Documents 600211 [2015]
  • CD — EMI 5 68550 2 [1995]
  • CD — EMI 5 68551 2 [1995]
  • CD — EMI 5 68739 2 [1996]
  • CD — EMI 7 64855 2 [1993]
  • CD — Testament SBT 1331 [2003]

Monteux, Pierre (conductor) / Boston Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1955.02.04 live in Boston, Symphony Hall. With cuts and alterations.

  • CD — West Hill Radio Archives WHRA 6022 [2009]

Muti, Riccardo (conductor) / Philadelphia Orchestra
Recorded 1989.11.03-06.

  • CD — EMI 0 97999 2 [2011]
  • CD — EMI 7 49859 2 [1990]

Nelsons, Andris (conductor) / City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 2008.10.16-17 in Birmingham, Symphony Hall.

  • CD — Orfeo C 780 091 A [2009]

Paita, Carlos (conductor) / Russian Philharmonic Orchestra [*]
Recorded 1994.

  • CD — Lodia CP 802 [2011]
  • CD — Lodia LOCD 792 [1995]

Pletnev, Mikhail (conductor) / Russian National Orchestra
Recorded 1996.03 in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 453 449 2 [1998]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 477 0532 [2004]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 477 8699 [2010]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 479 4646 [2015]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon UCCG 4236 [2007]

Ponnelle, Pierre-Dominique (conductor) / Minks State Philharmonic [* = Belarus State Symphony Orchestra]
Recorded 1993.07.27-30 in Minsk, Philharmonia.

  • CD — Musicaphon M56 951 [1995]

Poppen, Christoph (conductor) / German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
Recorded 2010.04.15 live in Saarbrücken, Congresshalle.

  • CD — Oehms Classics OC 761 [2011]

Rachmilovich, Jacques (conductor) / Stockholm Radio Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1952 in Stockholm.

  • 33 (12") — Mercury MG 10112 [1952]
  • 33 (12") — Metronome CLP 509 [1952]
  • 33 (12") — Visa VMC 1960

Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (conductor) / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording date unknown (1960 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya Д 015798 [1965]
  • 33 (10") — USSR Д 7097/8 [1960]

Schuricht, Carl (conductor) / Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Recorded 1952.10.24 in Stuttgart, Waldheim Degerloch.

  • CD — Archiphon ARC 2 9 [1994]
  • CD — Fresor TS 0108 3
  • CD — Urania URN 22 221

Serebrier, José (conductor) / Bamberg Symphony
Recording date unknown (2002 or earlier).

  • CD — Bis BIS 1073 [2002]

Simeonov, Konstantin (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1949.05.25 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya М10/49207 [1990]

Simonov, Yury (conductor) / USSR Maly Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1991.

  • CD — Sonora SO 22584 CD [1999]

Sinaisky, Vassily (conductor) / BBC Philharmonic
Recorded 2007.04.28 in Manchester, New Broadcasting House.

  • CD — BBC MM 286 [2007]

Slatkin, Leonard (conductor) / Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1990.03.07-10 in Saint Louis, Powell Symphony Hall.

  • CD — RCA 09026 60438 2 [1993]

Stavinsky, Marius (conductor) / Belarus State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 2005.

  • CD — Cameo Classics CC 9021 CD

Steen, Jac van (conductor) / Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 2010.09.04-05 in Dortmund, Konzerthaus.

  • CD — MDG 601 1668-2 [2011]

Stokowski, Leopold (conductor) / New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1958.10.07 in New York, Manhattan Center.

  • 45 (12") — Dell'Arte DA 9006 [1982] (as "Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York")
  • 33 (12") — Columbia OW 7697
  • 33 (12") — Discophon Everest S 4030
  • 33 (12") — Everest DCC LPZ 1001
  • 33 (12") — Everest LPBR 6011
  • 33 (12") — Everest SDBR 3011 [1959] (as "Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York")
  • 33 (12") — Top Rank 35 014 [1959] (as "New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra")
  • 33 (12") — World Record Club ST 98
  • 33 (12") — World Record Club T 98
  • CD — Dell'Arte CDDA 9006 [1988] (as "New York Stadium Orchestra")
  • CD — Everest EVERCD 003 [2008] (as "Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York")
  • CD — Omega Everest EVC 9037 (as "Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York")
  • CD — Price-Less D 35327

Stokowski, Leopold (conductor) / London Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1959.06.30 live in London, Royal Festival Hall.

  • CD — Guild Historical GHCD 2426 [2016]

Stokowski, Leopold (conductor) / Boston Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1968.01.13 (broadcast date).

  • CD — Boston Symphony BSO CB 100 [2001]

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1970 in Moscow.

  • 33 (12") — Eterna 8 26 980 [1977]
  • 33 (12") — HMV ASD 2775 [1972]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya СМ 01988 [1970]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02480 [2017]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00019 [1990]

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1990.05.05 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 01736 [2010]

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1996.05.21-22 in Moscow, Radio Centre, Large Hall.

  • CD — Canyon Classics PCCL 00425 [1998]

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recording date unknown (1970 or 1990?).

  • CD — Svetlanov SVET 075228 [2006]

Wildner, Johannes (conductor) / Philharmonia Cassovia [*]
Recorded 1991.02.01.-02 in Kosice, House of Arts.

  • CD — Amadis 7077
  • CD — Linz 48077 [1993]
  • CD — Lydian 18077 [1992]

Ziva, Vladimir (conductor) / South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 2010.05.17-22 in Sønderborg, Alsion.

  • CD — Danacord DACOCD 682 [2012]