Six Romances, Op. 57: Recordings

This list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's Six Romances, Op. 57 (TH 105) 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

Tell Me, What in the Shade of the Branches? (No. 1)

Balkina, Lidiya (mezzo-soprano) / Yurtaykin, Boris (piano)
Recording date unknown (1937 or earlier).

  • 78 (10") — USSR 6284 [1937]

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

  • CD — Gallo CD 446 [1992]

Dolukhanova, Zara (mezzo-soprano) / Kozel, Berta (piano)
Recorded 1958.

  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00202
  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 11342 [1994]

Gerznava, Khibla (soprano) / Ganelina, Yekaterina (piano)
Recorded 1995.05 in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Triton DMCC 26015 [1998]

Gerzmava, Hibla (soprano) / Ganelina, Yekaterina (piano)
Recorded 2014.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02289 [2014]

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

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

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

  • CD — Art & Electronics AED 10157

Lemeshev, Sergey (tenor) / Kozel, Berta (piano)
Recorded 1962 or 1963.

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

Maslennikova, Leokadia (soprano) / Fidlerová, Tamara (piano)
Recorded 1949.06.03 in Prague, Rokoska Studio. Matrix 46277. Sung in Czech.

  • 78 (12") — Supraphon 45081

Netrebko, Anna (soprano) / Barenboim, Daniel (piano)
Recorded 2009.08 live in Salzburg, Großes Festspielhaus.

  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 46050 2670439 [2010]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 477 8589 [2010]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 477 8867 [2010]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon UCCG 1495 [2010]

Ognivtsev, Aleksandr (bass) / Korolkov, Nikolay (piano)
Recording date unknown (1973 or earlier).

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

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

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51267 2 [1996]

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

  • CD — Victor VICC 60462 [2005]

Shumskaya, Yevgeniya (soprano) / Korolkov, Nikolay (piano)
Recording date unknown (1980 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13481/2 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

'Sukmanova, Julia (soprano) / Sukmanova, Elena (piano)
Recorded 2018 in Hamburg.

  • CD — Hänssler HC 17079 [2018]

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

  • CD — Erato 2292 45643 2 [1991]

On the Golden Cornfields (No. 2)

Charov, Roman (tenor) / Ravich, Robert (piano)
Recorded 1936 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 4562 [1936]

Dolukhanova, Zara (mezzo-soprano) / Khvostin, Vladimir (piano)
Recorded 1978 live.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 10519/20 [1978]

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

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

Gulyayev, Yury (baritone) / Trokhman, Rozaliya (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 10839/40 [1978]

Hvorostovsky, Dmitry (baritone) / Arkadiev, Mikhail (piano)
Recorded 1993.02.18-21 in London, The Hit Factory.

  • CD — Philips 442 5362 [1995]

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 555371 [2001]

Koshetz, Nina (soprano) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1941.

  • CD — Pearl OPALCDS 9855

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

  • CD — Gramola 99043 [2016]

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

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51266 2 [1996]

Lemeshev, Sergey (tenor) / Stuchevsky, Semyon (piano)
Recorded 1938 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 6476 [1938]

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

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

Marusin, Yury (tenor) / Matusovskaya, Ye. (piano)
Recorded 1991.

  • 33 (12") — PSG RGM 7101 [1994]

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

  • CD — Cascade Medien 07000 [2009]

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

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 01776 [2010]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00298 [1992]
  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 11372 [1994]

Nortsov, Panteleymon (tenor) / Abramovich, Boris (piano)
Recording date unknown (1939 or earlier).

  • 78 (10") — USSR 9900 [1939]

Nortsov, Panteleymon (tenor) / Walter, Naum (piano)
Recorded 1948.

  • CD — Indiana University Press 0253340411 [2002]

Ognivtsev, Aleksandr (bass) / Korolkov, Nikolay (piano)
Recording date unknown (1973 or earlier).

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

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

  • CD — EMI 3 59635 2

Serkebayev, Yermek (baritone) / Viktorov, Vladimir (piano)
Recorded 1973.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13481/2 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Slobodskaya, Oda (soprano) / Newton, Ivor (piano)
Recorded 1938.11-12 in London, West Hampstead, Decca Studios.

  • 78 (12") — Rimington van Wyck RVW 104/7 [1942]
  • CD — Decca 480 3524 [2011]
  • CD — Pearl GEMMCD 9021 [1993]

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

Do Not Ask (No. 3)

Arkhipova, Irina (mezzo-soprano) / Stuchevsky, Semyon (piano)
Recorded 1965.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya C 01179/80 [1966]
  • CD — Indiana University Press 0253340411 [2002]

Benci, Jozef (bass) / Nagy-Juhasz, Jana (piano)
Recording date unknown (2019 or earlier).

  • CD — Supraphon SU 4262 2 [2019]

Bogacheva, Irina (mezzo-soprano) / Gaudaskinskaya, Yelena (piano)
Recorded 1991.

  • CD — Russian Compact Disc RCD 26001 [1995]

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]

Dolukhanova, Zara (mezzo-soprano) / Kozel, Berta (piano)
Recorded 1958.

  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00202

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 555371 [2001]

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 13481/2 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

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

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51269 2 [1998]

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 1982.06.14-16 in London, Kingsway Hall.

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

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

  • CD — Erato 2292 45643 2 [1991]

Sleep! (No. 4)

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 555371 [2001]

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

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51269 2 [1998]

Semenchuk, Yekaterina (mezzo-soprano) / Gergieva, Larissa (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Harmonia Mundi Musique d'abord HMA 1951881

Tugarinova, Tatyana (soprano) / Korolkov, Nikolay (piano)
Recorded 1979.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13481/2 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Death (No. 5)

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

  • CD — Forgotten Records FR 1318 [2017]

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 555371 [2001]

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

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51266 2 [1996]

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]
  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 15021 [1995]

Lisovsky, Konstantin (tenor) / Schreibman, Vladimir (piano)
Recorded 1969.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13483/4 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

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

  • CD — Nimbus NI 6350 [2017]

Semenchuk, Yekaterina (mezzo-soprano) / Gergieva, Larissa (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Harmonia Mundi Musique d'abord HMA 1951881

Only You Alone (No. 6)

Aksarova, Valentina (soprano) / Newton, Ivor (piano)
Recorded 1929.10.10 in London, Liverpool Victoria Hall. Matrix MB 545.

  • 78 (10") — Decca F 1561 [1930]

Bendak, Ye. (soprano) / Orentlicher, Georg (piano)
Recording date unknown (1938 or earlier).

  • 78 (10") — USSR 7442 [1938]

Bogacheva, Irina (mezzo-soprano) / Vakman, Sofiya (piano)
Recorded 1981.

  • CD — Russian Compact Disc RCD 26001 [1995]

Borisenko, Vera (soprano) / unidentified pianist
Recording date unknown.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 14005 [1946]

Garajova, Eva (mezzo-soprano) / Lapsansky, Marian (piano)
Recorded 2014 in Prague, Lichtenstein Palace, Martinů Hall.

  • CD — ArcoDiva UP 0151 2 [2014]

Isakova, Nina (mezzo-soprano) / Bakhchiyev, Aleksandr (piano)
Recorded 1978.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13483/4 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

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 555371 [2001]

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

  • CD — Gramola 99043 [2016]

Kruglikova, Yelena (soprano) / Smirnova, Yevgeniya (piano)
Recorded 1939 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 9771 [1939]

Kurenko, Mariya (soprano) / Tarnowsky, Sergey (piano)
Recorded 1940.02.22 in Chicago, Victor Studio 'A'. Matrix CS 44854.

  • 78 (12") — Victor 16417
  • 78 (12") — Victor M 678
  • CD — Pearl GEMMCD 9228
  • CD — Sanctus SCSH 004

Moore, Grace (soprano) / Pelletier, Wilfrid (pianist)
Recorded 1940.10.07 in New York, Victor Studio No. 2. Matrix CS 56453. Sung in French.

  • 78 (10") — Victor 2285994
  • 33 (12") — RCA CAL 519 [1959]
  • 33 (12") — RCA VIC 1216 [1966]
  • CD — Pearl GEMMCD 9116

Preobrazhenskaya, Sofya (mezzo-soprano) / Merovich, Adolph (piano)
Recorded 1948.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 17166 [1949]
  • CD — IM Lab IMLCD 082 [2004]

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

  • CD — Conifer 75605 51269 2 [1998]

Shemchuk, Lyudmila (mezzo-soprano) / Ivanova, Lyudmila (piano)
Recording date unknown (1978 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 11203/4 [1978]

Arrangements

Tell Me, What in the Shade of the Branches? (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 Voice and Orchestra

Guryakova, Olga (soprano) / Moscow Chamber Orchestra / Orbelian, Constantine (conductor)
Arranger unknown. Recorded 2000.08.30-09.05 in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Delos DE 3273 [2001]

For Voice 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]

Prokofieva, Anastasia (soprano) / Gamma Majoris
Berezina, Ksenia (violin) / 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]

Do Not Ask (No. 3)

For Cello and Orchestra

Knyazev, Aleksandr (cello) / Moscow Chamber Orchestra / Orbelian, Constantine (conductor)
Arranged by Yevgeny Svetsuk. Recorded 2005.05.14-16 in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Warner Classics 2564 62061 2 [2005]

Death (No. 5)

For Violin and Orchestra

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

  • CD — Naxos 8 555332 [2001]

Only You Alone (No. 6)

For Voice and Orchestra

Pelletier, Wilfrid (baritone) / Victor Orchestra / Moore, Gerald (conductor)
Arranger unknown. Recorded 1940. Sung in French.

  • CD — Memoir Classics CDMOIR 422
  • CD — Naxos 8 110102/04 [2000]