Pezzo capriccioso: Recordings

This list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62 (TH 62) 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

Bailey, Zuill (cello) / San Francisco Ballet Orchestra / West, Martin (conductor)
Recorded 2007.02.15-16 in Marin, Skywalker Sound.

  • CD — Telarc CD 80724 [2009]

Barta, Jiri (cello) / Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra / Svárovský, Leoš (conductor)
Recorded 2012.08.27-30 in Pardubice, House of Music.

  • CD — ArcoDiva UP 0145 2 [2012]

Berthollet, Camille (cello) / Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra / Masmondet, Julien (conductor)
Recorded 2016.07.10-14.

  • CD — Warner Classics 90295 93810 [2016]

Botvay, Károly (cello/conductor) / Budapest Strings
Recorded 1992.09.05-06 in Budapest, Budapest City Hall, Ceremonial Chamber.

  • CD — Capriccio C 10 441 [1993]

Clerici, Umberto (cello) / Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento / Rudner, Ola (conductor)
Recorded 2005.08.25-27 in Bolzano, Auditorium Haydn.

  • CD — Amadeus AM 198 2 [2006]

Feigin, Valentin (cello) / Estonian State Symphony Orchestra / Järvi, Neeme (conductor)
Recorded 1978 in Tallinn.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 11362 [1978]
  • CD — Melodiya 74321 40724 2 [1997]

Fukačová, Michaela (cello) / Brno Philharmonic / Pešek, Libor (conductor)
Recorded 1989.06.02-04.

  • CD — Supraphon 11 0390 2 [1991]

Gabetta, Sol (cello) / Munich Radio Orchestra / Rasilainen, Ari (conductor)
Recorded 2005.09.13-17 in Munich, Bavarian Radio.

  • CD — RCA 82876 75951 2
  • CD — RCA 82876 86900 2 [2006]
  • CD — Sony Classical 88843 04712 2 [2014]

Gendron, Maurice (cello) / Vienna Symphony / Dohnányi, Christoph von (conductor)
Recorded 1962.02.19-22 in Vienna, Musikverein, Großer Saal.

  • 33 (12") — Philips 6580 131 [1976]
  • 33 (12") — Philips 835130 AY [1962]
  • 33 (12") — Philips A 02243 L [1962]
  • CD — Classic FM 482 0806 [2014]
  • CD — Decca 482 3849 [2016]
  • CD — Philips 456 122 2 [1997]
  • CD — Philips 456 187 2 [1997]
  • CD — Philips 475 2562 [2003]

Geringas, David (cello) / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (West Berlin) / Foster, Lawrence (conductor)
Recorded 1980.11.17-23 in Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche.

  • 33 (12") — Eurodisc 201867 [1981]
  • 33 (12") — Parnass 91 987 8
  • CD — Sony Classical 88697 47286 2 [2009]

Geringas, David (cello) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Fedoseyev, Vladimir (conductor)
Arranged for cello and orchestra. Recorded 1995.05.22-24 & 1996.03.18 in Moscow, Broadcasting Centre, Large Hall.

  • CD — Canyon Classics PCCL 00411 [1997]

Harnoy, Ofra (cello) / Victoria Symphony / Freeman, Paul (conductor)
Recorded 1984.12.15-16 in Victoria (Canada).

  • CD — RCA 09026 62861 2 [1995]

Harnoy, Ofra (cello) / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Mackerras, Charles (conductor)
Recorded 1990.11.25 in London, Abbey Road Studios.

  • CD — RCA 09026 60758 2 [1992]
  • CD — RCA RD 60757 [1991]

Harrell, Lynn (cello) / Cleveland Orchestra / Maazel, Lorin (conductor)
Recorded 1979.10.19-23 in Cleveland, Masonic Auditorium.

  • 33 (12") — Decca SXL 6965 [1981]
  • 33 (12") — London Records CS 7195 [1981]
  • CD — Decca 478 7779 [2014]
  • CD — Decca 480 6617 [2013]
  • CD — Decca POCL 9485 [1991]

Hochmuth, Reiner (cello) / Polish Chamber Orchestra / Rajski, Wojciech (conductor)
Recorded 1987 in Katowice.

  • CD — Thorofon CTH 2027 [1989]

Isserlis, Steven (cello) / Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Gardiner, John Eliot (conductor)
Recorded 1989.10 in Ferrara, Teatro Communale.

  • CD — Erato/Parlophone 07243 561490 5 2 [2005]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 260 584-231 [1990]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 5 61225 2 [1995]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 5 64190 2 [1998]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 7 59595 2 [1990]
  • CD — Virgin Classics VC 7 91134 2 [1990]

Kharadze, Grigory (cello) / Kremerata Baltica / Kremer, Gidon (conductor)
Recorded 2007.03 live in Kronberg, Stadthalle.

  • CD — Profil Medien PH 8031 [2008]

Kliegel, Maria (cello) / National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland / Markson, Gerhard (conductor)
Recorded 1993.05.17-18 in Dublin, National Concert Hall.

  • CD — Naxos 8 550519 [1994]
  • CD — Naxos 8 551202 [1995]

Kotova, Nina (cello) / Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra / Fedoseyev, Vladimir (conductor)
Recorded in Moscow, State Broadcasting Centre, Studio 5, date unknown (2017 or earlier).

  • CD — Delos DE 3531 [2017]

Maintz, Jens-Peter (cello) / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra / Geringas, David (conductor)
Recorded 2002.09.22-23 in Vilnius, Recording Studios.

  • CD — Arte Nova 74321 80791 2 [2004]

Moser, Johannes (cello) / Swiss Romande Orchestra / Manze, Andrew (conductor)
Recorded 2016.07 in Geneva, Victoria Hall.

  • SACD — Pentatone PTC 5186 570 [2017]

Müller-Schott, Daniel (cello) / German Symphony Orchestra Berlin / Shokhakimov, Aziz (conductor)
Recorded 2017.04.03-06 in Berlin-Dahlem, Jesus-Christus-Kirche.

  • CD — Orfeo C 933 181 A [2018]

Noras, Arto (cello) / Kuopio Symphony Orchestra / Lehtinen, Markus (conductor)
Recorded 2003.04.22-26 in Kuopio, Music Centre.

  • CD — Finlandia 2564 60344 2 [2004]

Olefsky, Paul (cello) / Amatius Orchestra of New York / Olefsky, Paul (conductor)
Recorded 1991.

  • CD — Amatius Classics ACCD 1002 [1991]

Qin, Li-Wei (cello) / Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice / Halasz, Michael (conductor)
Recorded 2017.11.25-28 in Pardubice, House of Music.

  • CD — Naxos 8 573860 [2019]

Rosen, Nathaniel (cello) / Sofia Philharmonic / Tabakov, Émil (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1994 or earlier).

  • CD — John Marks JMR 3 [1994]

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Kondrashin, Kirill (conductor)
Recorded 1950.

  • 78 (12") — USSR 018611/12 [1950]
  • CD — Hänssler PH 18046 [2018] (recording date as 1949)
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00551
  • CD — Pearl GEMMCD 9981/3 [1992] (as "Moscow Symphony Orchestra")

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Rozhdentvensky, Gennady (conductor)
Recorded 1964.05.13 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 92771
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02505 [2017] (recording date 1964.05.20)
  • CD — Praga PRD 350 112
  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 111110 [1993]
  • SACD — Praga DSD 350 112

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / London Symphony Orchestra / Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (conductor)
Recorded 1967.02.28 live in New York, Carnegie Hall.

  • CD — Doremi DHR 7974-9 [2009]
  • CD — Intaglio INCD 7031 [1992]

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / English Chamber Orchestra / Britten, Benjamin (conductor)
Recorded 1968.06.16 live in Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

  • CD — BBC BBCL 4110 2 [2002]
  • DVD — ICA Classics ICAD 5025 [2012]

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / Czech Philharmonic / Talich, Václav (conductor)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Andromeda ANDRCD 5139

Rudin, Aleksandr (cello) / Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra / Alekseyev, Nikolay (conductor)
Recorded 1992.11 in Moscow, Mosfilm Studios.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94188 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Chant du Monde LDC 288082 [1994]
  • CD — Harmonia Mundi CMX 388 055/7 [1996]

Simon, Viktor (cello) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Fedoseyev, Vladimir (conductor)
Recorded 1987.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 28613 007 [1989]
  • CD — Relief CR 991065

Tétreault, Stéphane (cello) / Quebec Symphony Orchestra / Gabel, Fabien (conductor)
Recorded 2012.06 in Québec City, Palais Montcalm, Raoul-Jobin Hall.

  • CD — Analekta AN 2 9881 [2012]

Tortelier, Paul (cello) / Northern Sinfonia / Tortelier, Yan Pascal (conductor)
Recorded 1973.04.24-25.

  • 33 (12") — HMV ASD 2954 [1973]
  • 33 (12") — HMV 1077621 [1983]
  • CD — EMI 7 64069 2
  • CD — EMI 7 69504 2 [1988]
  • CD — EMI CD EMX 2263 [1996]

Várdai, István (cello) / Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra / Bogányi, Tibor (conductor)
Recorded 2014.06.20-22.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94876 [2014]

Wallfisch, Raphael (cello) / English Chamber Orchestra / Simon, Geoffrey (conductor)
Recorded 1983.02.23-24 in London, St. Barnabas' Church, Finchley.

  • 33 (12") — Chandos ABRD 1080 [1983]
  • 33 (12") — Musical Heritage Society MHS 7213 [1985]
  • CD — Chandos CHAN 6552 [1992]
  • CD — Chandos CHAN 8347 [1984]

Yang, Wen-Sinn (cello) / Shanghai Symphony Orchestra / Mikkelsen, Terje (conductor)
Recorded 2009 in Shanghai.

  • CD — CPO 777 4322 [2010]

Zagorinsky, Aleksandr (cello) / Moscow Chamber Orchestra / Orbelian, Constantine (conductor)
Recording date unknown (2003 or earlier).

  • CD — Delos DE 3327 [2003]

Arrangements

For 8 Cellos

Octo Celli
Gerlach, Christoph / Gils, Greet / Becker, Hans Ludwig / Laporev, Ilya / Gasparovic, Jadranka / Van Passen, Jan / Bialek, Muriel / Frühauf, Thomas (cellos)
Arranged by Ilya Laporev. Recording date unknown. (2004 or earlier)

  • CD — Kapla 321779 [2004]

For Cello and Piano

Assumed to be Tchaikovsky's own arrangement, unless otherwise noted.

Aliyev, Jamal (cello) / Fedorova, Anna (piano)
Recorded 2015.03.23-25 in Champs Hill (West Sussex), Music Room.

  • CD — Champs Hill Records CHRCD 127 [2017]

Bartikyan, Baruzhan (cello) / [unidentified pianist]
Recorded 1977.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 09575/8 [1977]

Bogdanović, Maja (cello) / Dejan Subotić, Dejan (piano)
Recording date unknown (2006 or earlier).

  • CD — PGP RTS 2CD 431791 [2006]

Cheng, Bryan (cello) / Cheng, Silvie (piano)
Recorded 2018.10.30-11.03 in Berlin-Dahlem, Jesus-Christus-Kirche.

  • CD — Audite 23 442 [2019]

Demarquette, Henri (cello) / Guy, François-Frédéric (piano)
Recorded 1995.04.19-21.

  • CD — Pierre Verany PV 795101 [1995]

Diaz, Andres (cello) / Sanders, Samuel (piano)
Recorded 1993.04 in Troy (New York), Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

  • CD — Dorian DOR 90188 [1993]

Fournier, Pierre (cello) / Crowson, Lamar (piano)
Recorded 1969.

  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 479 6909 [2017]

Fukačová, Michaela (cello) / Klánský, Ivan (piano)
Recording date unknown (1993 or earlier).

  • CD — Kontrapunkt 32013 [1993]

Fukačová, Michaela (cello) / Kronychova, Bozena (piano)
Recorded 1986.06.17 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya C10 24637 000 [1986]

Geringas, David (cello) / Amintajeva, Asa (piano)
Recorded 1970.06.

  • 33 (12") — I Tesori Della Musica Classica ‎ 74
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya СМ 02447 [1971]
  • CD — Sony Classical 88697 47286 2 [2009]

Geringas, David (cello) / Schales, Walter (piano)
Recorded 1980.

  • CD — Sony Classical 88697 47286 2 [2009]

Gorokhov, Leonid (cello) / Nikitina, Irina (piano)
Recorded 1987.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya A10 00311 002 [1987]

Gorokhov, Leonid (cello) / Stone, Colin (piano)
Recorded 1996.11 in Petersham, All Saints Church.

  • CD — Musical Heritage 515282X [1997]
  • CD — Olympia OCD 641 [1997]

Gutman, Natalya (cello) / Velichko, Svetlana (piano)
Recorded 1962 live.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya Д 010325-28 [1962]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02349 [2015]

Ishizaka, Danjuto (cello) / Okada, Masaru (piano)
Recorded 2007.12.26 live in Tokyo, Toppan Hall.

  • CD — Nippon Music Foundation BCD 27045 [2008]

Ivashkin, Aleksandr (cello) / Wahlberg, Ingrid (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Ode CDMANU 1426

Jerie, Marek (cello) / Klansky, Ivan (piano)
Recorded 1983.11.22-24 in Prague, House of Artists.

  • 33 (12") — Supraphon 1111 3606 G [1985]

Knyazev, Aleksandr (cello) / [unidentified pianist]
Recorded 1978 live.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 10789/90 [1978]

Monighetti, Ivan (cello) / Lobanov, Vasily (piano)
Recording date unknown (1990 or earlier).

  • CD — Chant du Monde LDC 278 980 [1990]

Mork, Truls (cello) / Junsson, Lars (piano)
Recorded 1982 live.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya C 10 18087/8 [1982]

Prieto, Carlos (cello) / Stevenson, Doris (piano)
Recorded 1989.

  • CD — OM Records CD 80175

Schäfer, Ulrike (cello) / Brykina, Galina (piano)
Recorded 1982 live.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya C 10 18089/90 [1982]

Schwartz, Angela (cello) / Illyutovich, Nina (piano)
Recorded 1974 live.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 05009/10 [1974]

Szabo, Idiko (cello) / Lennart, Agota (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Hungaroton HCD 32592

Tarasova, Marina (cello) / Sadovskaya, Tatyana (piano)
Recorded 1983.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 32401 001 [1991]
  • 33 (12") — Russian Disc R 10 00185

Valenicia, Santiago Cañón (cello) / Austin, Katherine (piano)
Recorded 2014.07.05-09 in Hamilton, Waikato University, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.

  • CD — Atoll ACD 715 [2019]

Warenberg, Wladislav (cello) / Crombach, Sara (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94934 [2014]

Weilerstein, Alisa (cello) / Weilerstein, Vivian Hornik (piano)
Recorded 1998.08 in London, St. Michael's Church, Highgate.

  • CD — EMI 5 73498 2 [2001]