Six Romances, Op. 28: Recordings

This list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's Six Romances, Op. 28 (TH 99) 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

Excerpts

No, I Shall Never Tell (No. 1)

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]

Lisovsky, Konstantin (tenor) / Zvonareva, Svetlana (piano)
Recorded 1978.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13479/80 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Martynov, Aleksey (tenor) / Konstantinidi, Aristote (piano)
Recording date unknown (1992 or earlier).

  • CD — Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga MK 417054 [1992]

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

  • 78 (10") — USSR 10105 [1940]

Orfyonov, Anatoly (tenor) / Orentlicher, Georg (piano)
Recorded 1939 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 9018 [1939]

The Corals (No. 2)

Gorodetsky, Yury (tenor) / Loisha, Tatyana (piano)
Recorded 2013.

  • CD — Atma Classique ACD 22690

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]

Lemeshev, Sergey (tenor) / Kozel, Berta (piano)
Recorded 1950s.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya D 6083/4 [1960]
  • CD — Arlecchino ARL 98
  • CD — Indiana University Press 0253340411 [2002]

Lisovsky, Konstantin (tenor) / Schreibman, Vladimir (piano)
Recorded 1967.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13479/80 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Nelepp, Georgy (tenor) / Sakharov, Matvey (piano)
Recorded 1990.03.24 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Russian Disc R 10 00215/8

Why? (No. 3)

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

  • 33 (12") — HMV ASD 3103 [1976]

Kasrashvili, Makvala (soprano) / Mogilevskaya, Liya (piano)
Recorded 1991.

  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00264

Kazarnovskaya, Lyubov (soprano) / Orfenova, Lyubov (piano)
Recorded 1999.08.01-07 in Moscow, Conservatory, Small Hall.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Naxos 8 554371

Lemeshev, Sergey (tenor) / Kozel, Berta (piano)
Recorded 1963.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 30493 004 [1990]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 01716 [2010]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Lemeshev, Sergey (tenor) / Valter, Naum (piano)
Recorded 1958.

  • CD — Aquarius AQVR 273 2 [2007]

Levinsky, Ilya (tenor) / Skigin, Semion (piano)
Recorded 1995.

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51268 2 [1996]

Lichtegg, Max (tenor) / Häusslein, Hans Willi (piano)
Recorded 1953.06 in Geneva, Victoria Hall. Sung in German.

  • 33 (10") — Decca LM 4556 [1953]
  • 33 (10") — London Records LS 799 [1954]

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

  • CD — Orfeo C 776 082 B

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]

Martynov, Aleksey (tenor) / Konstantinidi, Aristote (piano)
Recording date unknown (1992 or earlier).

  • CD — Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga MK 417054 [1992]

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

  • CD — VAI VAIA 2003

Nelepp, Georgy (tenor) / Yampolsky, Vladimir (piano)
Recorded 1949.06.03 in Prague, Rokoska Studio. Matrix 46280.

  • 78 (12") — Supraphon 45079

Nelepp, Georgy (tenor) / Sakharov, Matvey (piano)
Recorded 1990.03.24 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Russian Disc R 10 00215/8

Pishchayev, Gennady (tenor) / Bakhchiyev, Aleksandr (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13479/80 [1980]

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 60462 [2005]

Söderström, Elisabeth (soprano) / Ashkenazy, Vladimir (piano)
Recorded 1982.06.14-16 in London, Kingsway Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Decca SXDL 7606 [1983]
  • CD — Decca 436 204 2 [1993]
  • CD — Decca 480 2067 [2011]
  • CD — Decca 483 2182 [2017]
  • CD — Decca POCL 3226/7 [1993]

Varady, Julia (soprano) / Reimann, Aribert (piano)
Recorded 1981.09.21-23.

  • CD — Orfeo C 053851 A [1989]

Vinogradov, Georgy (tenor) / Goldenweiser, Aleksandr (piano)
Recorded 1945 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 13241 [1945]

Vishnevskaya, Galina (soprano) / Rostropovich, Mstislav (piano)
Recorded 1968.07.22-27 in Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Decca SXL 6428 [1970]
  • 33 (12") — London Records OS 26141 [1971]
  • CD — Decca 480 2096

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]

He Loved Me So Much (No. 4)

Fomina, Nina (soprano) / Pokrovsky, Aleksandr (piano)
Recorded 1978.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13479/80 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 01716 [2010]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Garajova, Eva (mezzo-soprano) / Lapsansky, Marian (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — ArcoDiva UP 0151 2 [2014]

Gedda, Nicolai (tenor) / Werba, Erik (piano)
Recorded 1959.08.18 live.

  • CD — Orfeo C 825 101 B

Gorchakova, Galina (soprano) / Gergieva, Larissa (piano)
Recorded 1996.02 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studios.

  • CD — Philips 446 7202 [1997]
  • CD — Philips PHCP 11075 [1997]

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

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011] (incorrectly listed as No. 1)
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650
  • CD — Naxos 8 554357 [1999] (incorrectly listed as No. 1)

Levko, Valentina (mezzo-soprano) / Zinger, Grigoryi (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 9406

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

  • CD — Orfeo C 776 082 B

Petrova, Lyubova (soprano) / Feltsman, Vladimir (piano)
Recorded 2016.06 in New York.

  • CD — Nimbus NI 6350 [2017]

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

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51267 2 [1996]

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

  • CD — Victor 60688 [2005]

Shpiller, Natalya (soprano) / Stuchevsky, Semyon (piano)
Recorded 1939 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 9848 [1939]

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

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

No Response, or Word, or Greeting (No. 5)

Christoff, Boris (bass) / Labinsky, Alexandre (piano)
Recording date unknown (1962 or earlier).

  • 45 (7") — HMV 7ER 5221 [1962]

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]

Jadlowker, Hermann (tenor) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1924. Sung in German.

  • CD — Marston 52017 2

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 1996.

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51266 2 [1996]

Lemeshev, Sergey (tenor) / Kozel, Berta (piano)
Recorded 1963.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 30493 004 [1990]

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

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13479/80 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Migay, Sergey (baritone) / Sakharov, Matvey (piano)
Recorded 1939 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 9887 [1939]

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

  • CD — Hyperion CDA 66617 [1992]

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

  • CD — Victor 60688 [2005]

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

  • 33 (12") — Argo ZRG 707 [1972]

The Terrible Moment (No. 6)

Baikov, Sergey (bass) / Scheps, Ilya (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Art & Electronics AED 10320

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]

Figner, Nikolay (tenor) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1901 in Saint Petersburg. Matrix 325 x.

  • 78 (10") — HMV GC 22554

Gmyrya, Boris (bass) / Ostrin, Lev (piano)
Recorded 1956.

  • CD — Dante LYS 483

Gulyayev, Yury (baritone) / Trokhman, Rozaliya (piano)
Recorded 1974 live.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 09565/6 [1977]

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]

Kasrashvili, Makvala (soprano) / Mogilevskaya, Liya (piano)
Recorded 1991.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02153
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00264

Kazarnovskaya, Lyubov (soprano) / Orfenova, Lyubov (piano)
Recorded 1999.08.01-07 in Moscow, Conservatory, Small Hall.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Naxos 8 554371

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

  • CD — Gramola 99043 [2016]

Kurenko, Mariya (soprano) / Tarnowsky, Sergey (piano)
Recorded 1940.

  • 78 (12") — Victor 16418
  • 78 (12") — Victor M 678
  • CD — Pearl GEMMCD 9228
  • CD — Sanctus SCSH 004

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

  • CD — Ligia LIDI 0201286 14 [2014]

Lemeshev, Sergey (tenor) / Kozel, Berta (piano)
Recorded 1963.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 30493 004 [1990]

Levko, Valentina (mezzo-soprano) / Selivokhina, Yuliya (piano)
Recorded 1987.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 28219 009 [1989]

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]

Lisitsian, Pavel (baritone) / Valter, Naum (piano)
Recorded 1961.

  • 33 (12") — Artia MK 1556 [1961]
  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 15021 [1995]

Lisovsky, Konstantin (tenor) / Zvonareva, Svetlana (piano)
Recorded 1978.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13479/80 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Nalbandyan, T. I. (tenor) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1906 in Saint Petersburg.

  • 78 (10") — Columbia 35522

Nelepp, Georgy (tenor) / Sakharov, Matvey (piano)
Recorded 1990.03.24 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Russian Disc R 10 00215/8

Nesterenko, Yevgeny (bass) / Shenderovich, Yevgeny (piano)
Recorded 1991.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 01716 [2010]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00298 [1992]
  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 11372 [1994]

Obukhova, Nadezhda (mezzo-soprano) / Sakharov, Matvey (piano)
Recorded 1949 live.

  • CD — Aquarius AQVR 386 2 [2014]
  • 78 (12") — USSR 016113 [1948]

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

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

Pechkovsky, Nikolay (tenor) / Davydova, S. (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Laserfilm LF 93 018

Pogosov, Rodion (baritone) / Martineau, Malcolm (piano)
Recorded 2006.

  • CD — EMI 3 59635 2

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 2007.04.02-07 in Chichibu, Myuzu Park.

  • CD — Victor 60688 [2005]

Söderström, Elisabeth (soprano) / Ashkenazy, Vladimir (piano)
Recorded 1979.06.18-19 in London, St. John 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]

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]

Vishnevskaya, Galina (soprano) / Rostropovich, Mstislav (piano)
Recorded 1975.

  • CD — EMI 5 65716 2 [1995]

Arrangements

Why? (No. 3)

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 Tenor and Piano Trio

Larin, Sergey (tenor) / Bekova Sisters
Bekova, Eleonora (piano) / Bekova, Elvira (violin) / Bekova, Alfia (cello).
Arranger unknown. Recorded 1995.

  • CD — Chandos CHAN 9428 [1995]

For Voice, Cello and Piano

Prokofieva, Anastasia (soprano) / Liubarskaya, Alisa (cello) / Chaplina, Yulia (piano)
Arranged by Gamma Majoris. Recorded 2017.03.28-30 in Champs Hill (West Sussex), Music Room.

  • CD — Champs Hill' CHRCD 138 [2019]

For piano solo

Severus, Julia (piano)
Arranged by Vasa Laub. Recorded 2018.12.28-2019.01.04 in Berlin, Studioboerne45.

  • CD — Grand Piano GP 795 [2019]

He Loved Me So Much (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]

The Terrible Moment (No. 6)

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, Cello and Piano

Lemeshev, Sergey (tenor) / Knushevitsky, Svyatoslav (cello) / Stuchevsky, Semyon (piano)
Arranger unknown. Recorded 1938 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 7777 [1938]

Mikhaylova, Mariya (soprano) / Wolf-Izrael, Yevgeny (cello) / unidentified pianist
Arranger unknown. Recorded 1905 in Saint Petersburg. Matrix 2826 L.

  • 78 (10") — HMV 23479
  • 78 (10") — HMV 55 2279
  • 78 (10") — HMV 62 392
  • 78 (10") — HMV E 184
  • 78 (10") — Victor 61133

For Cello and Piano

Ferschtman, Dimitri (cello) / Baslawskaja, Mila (piano)
Arranger unknown. Recorded 2008.

  • CD — Cobra Records COBRA 0023

For Trumpet and Piano

Bogard, Rick (trumpet) / Solomons, John (piano)
Arranger and recording date unknown.

  • CD — Centaur CRC 2679