Six Romances, Op. 63: Recordings

This list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's Six Romances, Op. 63 (TH 107) 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

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]

Excerpts

Not including extracts from the complete performances listed above.

I Did Not Love You at First (No. 1)

Isakova, Nina (mezzo-soprano) / Bruk, Yevgeny (piano)
Recorded 1979.

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

I Opened the Window (No. 2)

Apanavichyute, Grazhina (soprano) / Ruchite, Grazhina (piano)
Recording date unknown (1982 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 18191 002 [1982]

Deyneka, Boris (bass-baritone) / Orentlicher, Georg (piano)
Recorded 1939 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 9987 [1939]

Emskaya, Mariya (soprano) / unidentified pianist
Recording date unknown (by 1910).

  • 78 (10") — Favorite Records 1-76080

Gmyrya, Boris (bass) / Ostrin, Lev (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Russian Disc R 10 00163/4

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

  • CD — Philips 432 119 2 [1991]

Kovalenko, Mariya (soprano) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1909.11. Matrix 6968 r.

  • 78 (10") — HMV GC 2 23459

Koyama, Yumi (mezzo-soprano) / Sato, Masahiro (piano)
Recorded 2013.01.05-07 in Fujimi, Citizen Culture Hall.

  • CD — Fontec FOCD 9593 [2013]

Kushpler, Zoryana (mezzo-soprano) / Kushpler, Olyona (piano)
Recorded 2009.

  • CD — Capriccio C 5039 [2010]

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

  • 33 (12") — Russian Disc R 10 00219/20
  • CD — Arlecchino ARL 98

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]

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

  • 33 (12") — PSG RGM 7101 [1994]

Maslenikova, Leokadiya (soprano) / Korolkov, Nikolay (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 06103/4 [1975]

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

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13485/6 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Milcheva, Aleksandrina (mezzo-soprano) / Protich, Svtela (piano)
Recorded 1982 in Sofia, Balkanton Studios.

  • 33 (12") — Harmonia Mundi HMB 153 [1984]

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

  • CD — Opus 111 OPS 30 219 [1998]

Nagachevsky, Nikolay (tenor) / Ilintzskaya, Nina (piano)
Recorded 1931.03.03 in Paris. Matrix 0G 379.

  • 78 (10") — Emvee EK 125 B
  • 78 (10") — HMV EK 125

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]

Nikitin, Viktor (tenor) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1948.08. Matrix ET 2125.

  • 78 (10") — Eterna 5017

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

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

Ots, Georg (baritone) / Kelder, Eugen (piano)
Recorded 1969.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya D 028449/50 [1970]
  • CD — Indiana University Press 0253340411 [2002]

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

  • CD — Victor VICC 60462 [2005]

Shpiller, Natalya (soprano) / Stuchevsky, Semyon (piano)
Recorded 1943 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 11566 [1943]

Solovyanenko, Anatoly (tenor) / Ravin, Mark (piano)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 15999 000 [1981]

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

  • CD — Hänssler HC 17079 [2018]

I Do Not Please You (No. 3)

Chekin, Pavel (tenor) / Goldenweiser, Aleksandr (piano)
Recording date unknown (1946 or earlier).

  • 78 (10") — USSR 13798 [1946]

Isakova, Nina (mezzo-soprano) / Bruk, Yevgeny (piano)
Recording date unknown (1980 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13485/6 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

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

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

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

  • 78 (10") — USSR 9890 [1939]

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

  • 78 (10") — USSR 17165 [1949]
  • CD — IM Lab IMLCD 082 [2004]

Ropskaya, Aleksandra (mezzo-soprano) / Elvova, R. (piano)
Recorded 1937.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya М10 48921 002 [1989]

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

  • CD — Victor 60688 [2005]

Visleneva, Aleksadra (soprano) / Senkevich, Ye. (piano)
Recorded 1938 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 7541 [1938]

The First Meeting (No. 4)

Borisenko, Veronika (mezzo-soprano) / Makarov, Aleksandr (piano)
Recorded 1948.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 15854/5

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]

Burchuladze, Paata (bass) / Ivanova, Lyudmila (piano)
Recorded 1987.06.23-26 in London, St. Barnabas' Church, Woodside Park.

  • CD — Decca 421 417 2 [1988]

Dolukhanova, Zara (mezzo-soprano) / Kozel, Berta (piano)
Recorded 1948.

  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 11342 [1994]

Gmyrya, Boris (bass) / Ostrin, Lev (piano)
Recording date unknown (1951 or earlier).

  • 78 (10") — USSR 20380 [1951]

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

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

Milashkina, Tamara (soprano) / Viktorov, Vladimir (piano)
Recorded 1969.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13485/6 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

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]

The Fires in the Rooms Were Already Out (No. 5)

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]

Dolukhanova, Zara (mezzo-soprano) / Kozel, Berta (piano)
Recorded 1950.

  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 11342 [1994]

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

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

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]

Lisitsian, Pavel (baritone) / Erokhin, Aleksandr (piano)
Recorded 1955.

  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 15021 [1995]

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

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 12265/6 [1979]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13485/6 [1980]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 01716 [2010]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02361 [2015]

Obukhova, Nadezhda (mezzo-soprano) / Sakharov, Matvey (piano)
Recorded 1941 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 10979 [1941]

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

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 12369/70 [1979]

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

  • 78 (10") — USSR 17167 [1949]
  • CD — IM Lab IMLCD 082 [2004]

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

  • CD — Victor 60688 [2005]

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

  • CD — Harmonia Mundi Musique d'abord HMA 1951881

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

  • CD — Onyx ONYX 4034 [2009]

Vinogradov, Georgy (tenor) / Orentlicher, Georg (piano)
Recorded 1950.

  • CD — Indiana University Press 0253340411 [2002]
  • CD — Preiser 89118

Serenade: O Child! Beneath Your Window (No. 6)

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

  • 33 (12") — HMV ASD 3103 [1976]

Davydova, Vera (mezzo-soprano) / Vladimirovna, V. (piano)
Recorded 1940 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 10066 [1940]

Dolukhanova, Zara (mezzo-soprano) / Kozel, Berta (piano)
Recorded 1950.

  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 11342

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

  • CD — Triton DMCC 26015 [1998]

Kastorsky, Vladimir (bass) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1900/01 in Saint Petersburg.

  • 78 (7") — Berliner 22420

Kastorsky, Vladimir (bass) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1906 in Saint Petersburg. Matrix 4960 L.

  • 78 (10") — HMV GC 3 22459
  • CD — Pearl GEMM CD 9001/3 [1992]

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

  • CD — Art & Electronics AED 10157

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) / Valter, Naum (piano)
Recording date unknown (1951 or earlier).

  • 78 (12") — USSR 019987 [1951]

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]

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

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 13485/6 [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]

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

  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00298 [1993]
  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 11372 [1994]

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]

Obukhova, Nadezhda (mezzo-soprano) / Sakharov, Matvey (piano)
Recording date unknown (1946 or earlier).

  • 78 (10") — USSR 14201 [1946]
  • CD — Aquarius AQVR 386 2 [2014]
  • CD — Eclectra ECCD 2029
  • CD — Pearl GEMMCD 9200

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

  • CD — Nimbus NI 6350 [2017]

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]

Shpiller, Natalya (soprano) / Stuchevsky, Semyon (piano)
Recorded 1943 in Moscow.

  • 78 (10") — USSR 11568 [1943]

Shtoda, Daniil (tenor) / Gergieva, Larissa (piano)
Recorded 2000.

  • CD — EMI 5 74232 2
  • CD — Warner Classics 50999 0 26598 5 5 [2011]
  • CD — Warner Classics 50999 4 56339 5 9 [2010]
  • CD — EMI 6 32015 2 [2010]

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]

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

  • CD — Hänssler HC 17079 [2018]

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

Yershov, Ivan (tenor) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1903 in Saint Petersburg. Matrix 98 y.

  • 78 (12") — HMV 022035
  • CD — Pearl GEMM CDS 9997/9 [1992]

Zaremba, Yelena (mezzo-soprano) / Kadobnova, Antonina (piano)
Recorded 1911.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02319

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

  • CD — Sonora SO 22587

Zuev, Dmitry (baritone) / Kadobnova, Antonina (piano)
Recorded 2014 in Moscow.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02278 [2014]

Arrangements

I Opened the Window (No. 2)

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]

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 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]

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]

The Fires in the Rooms Were Already Out (No. 5)

For Piano solo

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

  • CD — Grand Piano GP 795 [2019]

I Do Not Please You (No. 3)

For Voice and Orchestra

Sinyavskaya, Tamara (mezzo-soprano) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor)
Arranger and recording date unknown.

  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 00 532

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

  • CD — Grand Piano GP 795 [2019]

Serenade: O Child! Beneath Your Window (No. 6)

For Voice and Orchestra

Bogacheva, Irina (mezzo-soprano) / Andreyev Russian Folk Orchestra / Popov, Viktor (conductor)
Arranged by Sergey Taneyev. Recorded 1981.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 15613 000 [1981]
  • CD — Russian Compact Disc RCD 26001 [1995]

Garifullina, Aida (soprano) / Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra / Meister, Cornelius (conductor)
Arranger unknown. Recorded 2016.

  • CD — Decca 478 8305 [2017]

For Mixed Chorus

Tolochkov, Viktor (conductor) / Podlipki Youth and Students' Choir
Recorded 1988.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С90 28721 009 [1989]

For Voice and Piano Trio

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]

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]

Oh No, Don't Love Me Just For My Beauty (TH 225/1)

Completed by Boris Asafyev, based on Tchaikovsky's unfinished sketches for a song in the Op. 63 set.

For Voice and Piano

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]

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

  • CD — Hänssler HC 17079 [2018]

I Dreamed of You (TH 225/2)

Completed by Boris Asafyev, based on Tchaikovsky's unfinished sketches for a song in the Op. 63 set.

For Voice and Piano

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]

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

  • CD — Hänssler HC 17079 [2018]