Six Romances, Op. 25: Recordings

This list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's Six Romances, Op. 25 (TH 97) 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

Krasnaya, Nadezhda (soprano) / Fyodorovtsev, Vadim (piano)
Recorded 1990.

  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 11078 [1994]

Excerpts

Reconciliation (No. 1)

Arkhipova, Irina (mezzo-soprano) / Stuchevsky, Semyon (piano)
Recording date unknown (1976 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — HMV ASD 3103 [1976]

Borodina, Olga (mezzo-soprano) / Gergieva, Larissa (piano)
Recorded 1993.07 in Hamburg, Friedrich-Ebert-Halle.

  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 479 4646 [2015]
  • CD — Philips 442 013 2 [1994]
  • CD — Philips PHCP 5242 [1994]

Descamps, Paul (bass-baritone) / Rivera, Xavier (piano)
Recorded 1989.06 in Brussels.

  • CD — ADDA 590041 [1992]

Diakov, Anton (bass) / Podic, Baldo (piano)
Recording date unknown (1992 or earlier).

  • CD — Gallo CD 446 [1992]

Durseneva, Aleksandra (mezzo-soprano) / Slobodyan, Vladimir (piano)
Recorded 1994.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02318

Hvorostovsky, Dmitry (baritone) / Boshniakovich, Oleg (piano)
Recorded 1990.07 in London, Henry Wood Hall.

  • CD — Philips 432 119 2 [1991]

Hvorostovsky, Dmitry (baritone) / Ilja, Ivari (piano)
Recorded 2009 in Moscow, Mosfilm Studios.

  • CD — Delos DE 3393 [2010]

Kazarnovskaya, Lyubov (soprano) / Orfenova, Lyubov (piano)
Recorded 2005.12.04-12 in Moscow, Conservatory, Small Hall.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Naxos 8 570409 [2007]

Krasteva, Nadia (mezzo-soprano) / Deliyska, Dora (piano)
Recorded 2015.05.30-06.04 in Vienna, Yamaha Concert Hall.

  • CD — Gramola 99043 [2016]

Laurin, Jacqueline (soprano) / Martin, Laurent (piano)
Sung in French. Recorded 2014.05.30-06.01 in Mirabeau, Couvent des Minimes.

  • CD — Ligia LIDI 0201286 14 [2014]

Leiferkus, Sergey (baritone) / Skigin, Semion (piano)
Recorded 1996.

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51266 2 [1996]

Lemeshev, Sergey (tenor) / Valter, Naum (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Russian Disc R 10 00219/20

Lisitsian, Pavel (baritone) / Dolukhanian, Aleksandr (piano)
Recorded 1939.

  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 15021 [1995]

Lisitsian, Pavel (baritone) / Sakharov, Matvey (piano)
Recorded 1949.04.10 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Preiser 89243 [2010]

Lisitsian, Pavel (baritone) / Valter, Naum (piano)
Recorded 1957.

  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 15021 [1995]

Mishura, Irina (mezzo-soprano) / Ryvkin, Valery (piano)
Recorded 1996.

  • CD — VAI VAIA 2003

Mkrtchian, Lina (contralto) / Talisman, Yevgeny (piano)
Recorded 1998.05 in Moscow, Conservatory, Small Hall.

  • CD — Opus 111 OPS 30 219 [1998]

Obraztsova, Yelena (mezzo-soprano) / Chachava, Vazha (piano)
Recorded 1979.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 12265/6 [1979]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13477/8 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 01716 [2010]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Obukhova, Nadezhda (mezzo-soprano) / Sakharov, Matvey (piano)
Recorded 1940 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 10294/5 [1940]
  • CD — Eclectra ECCD 2029
  • CD — Indiana University Press 0253340411 [2002]
  • CD — Pearl GEMMCD 9200

Reeh, Heinz (bass) / Kramer, Armin (piano)
Recorded 1981.

  • CD — Berlin Classics 0092542 BC [1998]

Sato, Mieko (soprano) / Kawahara, Tadayuki (piano)
Recorded 2007.04.02-07 in Chichibu, Myuzu Park.

  • CD — Victor VICC 60688 [2005]

Storozhev, Nikita (bass) / Postnikova, Viktoria (piano)
Recorded 1990.03.24 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Metadigital 091290

Stotijn, Christianne (mezzo-soprano) / Drake, Julius (piano)
Recorded 2008.07.05-07 in Pulborough, Champs Hill.

  • CD — Onyx ONYX 4034 [2009]

Tear, Robert (tenor) / Ledger, Philip (piano)
Recorded 1971.01.01 & 12.03 in London, Kingsway Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Argo ZRG 707 [1972]

Vishnevskaya, Galina (soprano) / Rostropovich, Mstislav (piano)
Recording date unknown (1991 or earlier).

  • CD — Erato 2292 45643 2 [1991]
  • CD — Warner Classics 2564 690457

Zylis-Gara, Teresa' (soprano) / Marchwinski, Jerzy (piano)
Recording date unknown (1983 or earlier). Sung in French.

  • 33 (12") — Rodolphe RP 12392 [1983]
  • CD — Rodolphe RPC 32392 [1987]

As Over the Burning Ashes (No. 2)

Descamps, Paul (bass-baritone) / Rivera, Xavier (piano)
Recorded 1989.06 in Brussels.

  • CD — ADDA 590041 [1992]

Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich (baritone) / Reimann, Aribert (piano)
Recording date unknown (1983 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Philips 6514 116 [1983]

Grekova, Adriana (mezzo-soprano) / Petrov, Todor (piano)
Recorded 2008 in Varna.

  • CD — Forgotten Records FR 1318 [2017]

Kazarnovskaya, Lyubov (soprano) / Orfenova, Lyubov (piano)
Recorded 1997.08.18-09.05 in Moscow, Conservatory, Small Hall.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Naxos 8 554357 [1999]

Laurin, Jacqueline (soprano) / Martin, Laurent (piano)
Sung in French. Recorded 2014.05.30-06.01 in Mirabeau, Couvent des Minimes.

  • CD — Ligia LIDI 0201286 14 [2014]

Lipovšek, Marjana (contralto) / Leonskaja, Elisabeth (piano)
Recorded 1987 live.

  • CD — Orfeo C 776 082 B (2 only)

Lisitsian, Pavel (baritone) / Abramovich, Boris (piano)
Recorded 1951.02.24 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Aquarius AQVR 310 2 [2007]
  • CD — Preiser 89243 [2010]

Malchenko, Vladimir (baritone) / Bank, Mikhail (piano)
Recording date unknown (1981 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 16197 007 [1981]

Mikulas, Peter (bass) / Marcinger, Ludovit (piano)
Recording date unknown (2009 or earlier).

  • CD — Cascade Medien 07000 [2009]

Nelepp, Georgy (tenor) / Sakharov, Matvey (piano)
Recorded 1950.03.24 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Russian Disc R 10 00215/8
  • 78 (10") — USSR 18580 [1950]

Petrov, Ivan (tenor) / Stuchevsky, Semyon (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13477/8 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Rautio, Nina (soprano) / Skigin, Semyon (piano)
Recorded 1997.

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51269 2 [1998]

Sato, Mieko (soprano) / Kawahara, Tadayuki (piano)
Recorded 2007.04.02-07 in Chichibu, Myuzu Park.

  • CD — Victor VICC 60688 [2005]

Söderström, Elisabeth (soprano) / Ashkenazy, Vladimir (piano)
Recorded 1980.03.01-03 in London, St. George the Martyr's Church, Holborn.

  • 33 (12") — Decca SXL 6972 [1982]
  • CD — Decca 436 204 2 [1993]
  • CD — Decca 480 2067 [2011]
  • CD — Decca 483 2182 [2017]

Stotijn, Christianne (mezzo-soprano) / Drake, Julius (piano)
Recorded 2008.07.05-07 in Pulborough, Champs Hill.

  • CD — Onyx ONYX 4034 [2009]

Tear, Robert (tenor) / Ledger, Philip (piano)
Recorded 1971.01.01 & 12.03 in London, Kingsway Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Argo ZRG 707 [1972]

Mignon's Song (No. 3)

Kazarnovskaya, Lyubov (soprano) / Orfenova, Lyubov (piano)
Recorded 2005.12.04-12 in Moscow, Conservatory, Small Hall.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Naxos 8 570409 [2007]

Rautio, Nina (soprano) / Skigin, Semyon (piano)
Recorded 1997.

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51269 2 [1998]

Tugarinova, Tatyana (soprano) / Korolkov, Nikolay (piano)
Recorded 1969.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13477/8 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Zelenina, Maria (soprano) / Petrov, Oleg (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Sonora SO 22587

The Canary (No. 4)

Borovskaya, Yelizaveta (soprano) / Kats, Gennady (piano)
Recorded 1937 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 5937 [1937]

Christoff, Boris (bass) / Labinsky, Alexandre (piano)
Recorded 1959.09.28-10.08 & 1960.04.05-07 in Paris, Salle Wagram.

  • 33 (12") — Capitol G 7236 [1961]
  • 33 (12") — Capitol SG 7236 [1961]
  • 33 (12") — HMV ALP 1793 [1961]
  • 33 (12") — HMV ASD 390 [1961]
  • CD — EMI 6 82937 2 [2013]
  • CD — EMI 7 67496 2 [1992]
  • CD — EMI 7 67500 2 [1992]

De Gaetani, Jan (mezzo-soprano) / Kalish, Gilbert (piano)
Recorded 1984.

  • CD — Arabesque Z 6674 [1996]

Kazarnovskaya, Lyubov (soprano) / Orfenova, Lyubov (piano)
Recorded 2005.12.04-12 in Moscow, Conservatory, Small Hall.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Naxos 8 570409 [2007]

Korolkova, Tatyana (mezzo-soprano) / Spivak, Anatoly (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Art & Electronics AED 10157

Rautio, Nina (soprano) / Skigin, Semyon (piano)
Recorded 1996.

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51267 2 [1996]

Rodgers, Joan (soprano) / Vignoles, Roger (piano)
Recorded 1992.05.08-10.

  • CD — Helios CDH 55331 [2009]
  • CD — Hyperion CDA 66617 [1992]

Sato, Mieko (soprano) / Kawahara, Tadayuki (piano)
Recorded 2005.03.28-31 in Chichibu, Myuzu Park.

  • CD — Victor VICC VICC 60462 [2005]

Tugarinova, Tatyana (soprano) / Korolkov, Nikolay (piano)
Recorded 1969.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13477/8 [1980]

Vasileva, Yelena (soprano) / Schab, Jacques (piano)
Recorded 1989.

  • CD — Chant du Monde LDC 278 972 [1990]

Voytes, Margarita (soprano) / Ilja, Ivari (piano)
Recorded 1983.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

I Never Spoke to Her (No. 5)

Descamps, Paul (bass-baritone) / Rivera, Xavier (piano)
Recorded 1989.06 in Brussels.

  • CD — ADDA 590041 [1992]

Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich (baritone) / Reimann, Aribert (piano)
Recording date unknown (1983 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Philips 6514 116 [1983]

Holl, Robert (bass) / Maisenberg, Oleg (piano)
Recorded 1990.04 in Vienna, Casino Baumgarten. Sung in German.

  • CD — Preiser 93393 [1990]

Kazarnovskaya, Lyubov (soprano) / Orfenova, Lyubov (piano)
Recorded 2006.06.04-06 in Moscow, Conservatory, Small Hall.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Naxos 8 570438 [2008]

Leiferkus, Sergey (baritone) / Skigin, Semion (piano)
Recorded 1997.

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51269 2 [1998]

Mazurok, Yury (baritone) / Afanasyeva, Antonina (piano)
Recorded 1969.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13477/8 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Migay, Sergey (baritone) / Stuchevsky, Semyon (piano)
Recorded 1940 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 10104 [1940]

Ognivtsev, Aleksandr (bass) / Korolkov, Nikolay (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya СМ 04309/10 [1973]

As They Kept On Saying: "Fool" (No. 6)

Anders, Peter (tenor) / Giesen, Hubert (piano)
Recorded 1951. Sung in German.

  • CD — Hänssler CD 94 214 [2011]

Christoff, Boris (bass) / Labinsky, Alexandre (piano)
Recorded 1959.09.28-10.08 & 1960.04.05-07 in Paris, Salle Wagram.

  • 33 (12") — Capitol G 7236 [1961]
  • 33 (12") — Capitol SG 7236 [1961]
  • 33 (12") — HMV ALP 1793 [1961]
  • 33 (12") — HMV ASD 390 [1961]
  • CD — EMI 6 82937 2 [2013]
  • CD — EMI 7 67496 2 [1992]
  • CD — EMI 7 67500 2 [1992]

Descamps, Paul (bass-baritone) / Rivera, Xavier (piano)
Recorded 1989.06 in Brussels.

  • CD — ADDA 590041 [1992]

Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich (baritone) / Reimann, Aribert (piano)
Recording date unknown (1983 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Philips 6514 116 [1983]

Grekova, Adriana (mezzo-soprano) / Petrov, Todor (piano)
Recorded 2008 in Varna.

  • CD — Forgotten Records FR 1318 [2017]

Kazarnovskaya, Lyubov (soprano) / Orfenova, Lyubov (piano)
Recorded 2005.12.04-12 in Moscow, Conservatory, Small Hall.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Naxos 8 570409 [2007]

Leiferkus, Sergey (baritone) / Skigin, Semion (piano)
Recorded 1997.

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51269 2 [1998]

Mazurok, Yury (baritone) / Afanasyeva, Antonina (piano)
Recorded 1969.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13477/8 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Mikulas, Peter (bass) / Marcinger, Ludovit (piano)
Recording date unknown (2009 or earlier).

  • CD — Cascade Medien 07000 [2009]

Orda, Alfred (baritone) / Lee, Josephine (piano)
Recorded 1959 [1]

  • CD — Symposium SYMCD 1067 [1989]

Tear, Robert (tenor) / Ledger, Philip (piano)
Recorded 1971.01.01 & 12.03 in London, Kingsway Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Argo ZRG 707 [1972]

Arrangements

Reconciliation (No. 1)

For Violin and Orchestra

Nishizaki, Takako (violin) / Queensland Symphony Orchestra / Breiner, Peter (conductor)
Arranged by Peter Breiner. Recorded 1997.

  • CD — Marco Polo 8 225921 [1997]
  • CD — Naxos 8 555332 [2001]

For Piano solo

Malan, Petronel (piano)
Arranged by Isaac Mikhnovsky. Recorded 2011.06.19-20 in Leipzig, FWL Studios.

  • CD — Hänssler CD 98 640 [2011]

As Over the Burning Ashes (No. 2)

For Piano solo

Malan, Petronel (piano)
Arranged by Isaac Mikhnovsky. Recorded 2011.06.19-20 in Leipzig, FWL Studios.

  • CD — Hänssler CD 98 640 [2011]

Mignon's Song (No. 3)

For Viola and Piano

Lénert, Pierre (viola) / Cohen, Jeff (piano)
Arranger unknown. Recorded 2011.06 in Paris, Bastille Opéra, Salle Rolf Liebermann.

  • CD — Integral Classic INT 221 191 [2012]

The Canary (No. 4)

For Violin and Orchestra

Nishizaki, Takako (violin) / Queensland Symphony Orchestra / Breiner, Peter (conductor)
Arranged by Peter Breiner. Recorded 1997.

  • CD — Marco Polo 8 225921 [1997]
  • CD — Naxos 8 555332 [2001]

For Voice and Strings

Oleynichenko, Galina (soprano) / Bolshoi Theatre Violin Ensemble / Bolshoi Theatre Cello Quartet / Reyentovich, Yury (conductor)
Arranged by Grigory Zaborov. Recording date unknown (1965 or earlier).

  • 33 (10") — Melodiya С 1125/6 [1965]

For Children's Chorus and Piano

Milanković, Vera (piano) / Kolibri Children's Choir / Manojlović, Milica (conductor)
Arranger and recording date unknown (2008 or earlier).

  • CD — PGP RTS CD 450471 [2008]

Notes and References

  1. Recorded at a BBC Third Programme performance broadcast in the United Kingdom on 14 October 1959.