Moscow (cantata): Recordings

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This preliminary list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's cantata Moscow 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 disk (CD), super audio compact disk (SACD), laser disk (CDV), digital video disk (DVD), digital download (MP3) 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

Most Soviet recordings used a revised text by Sergey Gorodetsky, which replaced references to Tsarist and religious themes which were considered unsuitable for Soviet audiences.

Botstein, Leon (conductor) / American Russian Youth Orchestra / Russian Chamber Chorus of New York / New Amsterdam Singers
Fritz, Malin (mezzo-soprano) / Seo, Jung-Hack (baritone).
Recorded 1997 live.

  • CD — TownHall THCD 53

Cherkasov, Gennady (conductor) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra & Large Chorus
Derbina, Nina (soprano) / Polyakov, Aleksey (baritone).
Recorded 1988 live in Moscow, State Radio House, Studio 5.

  • CD — Alto ALC 1105 [2011]
  • CD — Alto ALC 6003 [2013]
  • CD — Regis RRC 1182 [2004]

Chistyakov, Andrey (conductor) / unidentified orchestra / Moscow Choral Academy Choir
Terentyeva, Nina (mezzo-soprano) / Surikov, Nikolay (baritone).
Recorded 1992 in Moscow, Mosfilm Studios.

  • CD — Chant du Monde LDC 288 069 [1993]

Gergiev, Valery (conductor) / Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra & Chorus
Sokolova, Lybouv (mezzo-soprano) / Markov, Aleksey (baritone).
Recorded 2009.02.15-20 in Saint Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, Concert Hall.

  • CD — King KKC 5073 [2009]
  • CD — Mariinsky MAR 0503 [2009]

Golovanov, Nikolay (conductor) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra & Large Chorus
Legostayeva, Lyudmila (mezzo-soprano) / Demyanov, Daniel (baritone).
Recorded 1947. Soviet version.

  • CD — Dante LYS 484
  • CD — Gebhardt JGCD 0058 [2004]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 00962 [2005]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00868
  • CD — Praga 350 117 [2014]

Jurowski, Michail (conductor) / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (East Berlin)
Teryuchkova, Olga (mezzo-soprano) / Statsenko, Boris (baritone).
Recorded 1997.12 in Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche.

  • CD — Koch Schwann 365532 [2002]

Kolobov, Yevgeny (conductor) / Moscow Municipal Theatre Orchestra
Chistyakova, Irina (mezzo-soprano) / Kichigin, Anatoly (baritone).
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Quadrivium SCA 033

Litton, Andrew (conductor) / Dallas Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Furdui, Svetlana (mezzo-soprano) / Gerello, Vasily (baritone).
Recorded 1995.

  • CD — Delos DE 3196

Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (conductor) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra & Large Chorus
Zaborskikh, Nina (mezzo-soprano) / Polyakov, Aleksey (baritone).
Recorded 1979. Soviet version.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 0959/60 [1965]
  • CD — Citadel CDT 88138

Simonov, Yury (conductor) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra & Large Chorus
Simonova, Lyudmila (mezzo-soprano) / Yelnikov, Yury (tenor).
Recorded 1979. Soviet version.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13859/60 [1980]

Excerpts

Not including extracts from the complete recordings listed above.

Arioso (movt. V)

Arkhipova, Irina (mezzo-soprano) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Melik-Pashayev, Aleksandr (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1965 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — HMV ASD 2475 [1969]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya Д 015959/60 [1965]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 01025/6 [1965]

Dolukhanova, Zara (mezzo-soprano) / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Stoilarov, Grigory (conductor)
Recorded 1954 live.

  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 15 023

Kurmangaliyev, Erik (alto) / USSR Maly Symphony Orchestra / Ponkin, Vladimir (conductor)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga MK 417047

Obraztsova, Yelena (mezzo-soprano) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra / Ermler, Mark (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1969 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya Д 024093/4 [1969]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 12308 [1979]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 15539/40 [1981]
  • CD — Park Records PR 26 1 [2003]

Arrangements

Arioso (movt. V)

For Children's Chorus and Synthesizer

Kazantseva, Marina (synthesizer) / Aurora Children's Chorus / Bulanov, Valery (conductor)
Arranger unknown. Recorded 1989.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 30029 001 [1990]