Suite No. 3: Recordings

This list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's Suite No. 3, Op. 55 (TH 33) 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

Abendroth, Hermann (conductor) / Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1951.03.

  • CD — Tahra TAH 604/5 [2006]

Altschuler, Vladimir (conductor) / Ulster Orchestra
Recorded 2003.07.31 in Belfast, Ulster Hall.

  • CD — BBC BBC MM 258 [2005]

Ansermet, Ernest (conductor) / Swiss Romande Orchestra
Ricci, Ruggiero (violin).
Recorded 1966.12.09-1967.02.04 in Geneva, Victoria Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Decca LXT 6311 [1968]
  • 33 (12") — Decca SXL 6311 [1968]
  • 33 (12") — London Records CS 6543 [1968]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Decca 480 0557 [2009]

Bělohlávek, Jiří (conductor) / Prague Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1989.08.28-10.05 in Prague, Municipal House, Smetana Hall.

  • CD — Supraphon 11 0969 2 [1993]

Boult, Adrian (conductor) / Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Recorded 1955.06.07-09 in Paris, Maison de la Mutualité.

  • 33 (12") — Decca ACL 89 [1960] (No. 4 only)
  • 33 (12") — Decca ECS 636 [1971] (No. 4 only)
  • 33 (12") — Decca ECS 766 [1976]
  • 33 (12") — Decca LXT 5099 [1955]
  • 33 (12") — London Records CM 9143 [1960]
  • 33 (12") — London Records CS 6140 [1959]
  • 33 (12") — London Records LL 1295 [1955]
  • 33 (12") — London Records STS 15034 [1967]
  • 33 (12") — London Records STS 15237 [1974] (No. 4 only)
  • CD — Beulah 4 PD 12 [2008]
  • CD — Decca 478 7946 [2015]
  • CD — Decca 484 0381 [2020]

Boult, Adrian (conductor) / London Philharmonic Orchestra
Friend, Rodney (violin).
Recorded 1974.06.12-17 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — HMV 0C 063 05922 [1975]
  • 33 (12") — HMV ASD 3135 [1975]
  • CD — EMI 5 17624 2 [2008]
  • CD — EMI 5 75459 2 (No. 4 only)
  • CD — EMI 7 63095 2 [1989]
  • CD — Warner Classics 0 19270 2 [2013]

Dmitriyev, Aleksandr (conductor) / Leningrad Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1978.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 11815/20 [1979]

Doráti, Antal (conductor) / New Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded 1966.08.16-21 in Watford, Town Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Mercury SR 39018
  • 33 (12") — Philips 6768 035 [1979]
  • 33 (12") — Philips 6799 002 [1971]
  • 33 (12") — Philips SAL 3673 [1968]
  • 33 (12") — Philips SBAL 22 [1967]
  • CD — Decca 478 1708 [2009]
  • CD — Decca 478 4013 [2013] (Nos. 2 and 3 only)
  • CD — Decca 478 4614 [2012]
  • CD — Decca UCCD 4536 [2016]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 479 4646 [2015]
  • CD — Mercury 478 7896 [2015]
  • CD — Philips 454 253 2 [1996]
  • CD — Philips 456 124 2 [1997]
  • CD — Philips 456 188 2 [1997]
  • CD — Philips 464 7472 [2001]
  • CD — Philips 478 4788
  • DL — Mercury 478 8483 [2015]

Goehr, Walter (conductor) / Winterthur Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1952. With cut in movt. II.

  • 33 (12") — Classics Club MEX 3 [1957] (movt. II only; as "Classics Club Philharmonic Orchestra", conductor "Wladimir Tegorsky")
  • 33 (12") — Concert Hall CHS 1144 [1952]
  • 33 (12") — Musical Masterworks Society MMS 2156
  • 33 (12") — Nixa CLP 1144 [1952]
  • 33 (10") — Guilde Internationale Du Disque MMS 5 [1953] (movt. II only; as "Orchestre Symphonique Musical Masterworks", conductor "Wladimir Tegorsky")
  • 33 (10") — Musical Masterworks Society MMS 5 [1953] (movt. II only; as "Orchestre Symphonique Musical Masterworks", conductor "Wladimir Tegorsky")

Järvi, Neeme (conductor) / Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1995.03.10-12 in Detroit, Symphony Orchestra Hall.

  • CD — Chandos CHAN 9419 [1996]
  • CD — Chandos CHAN 9676 [1998]

Jurowski, Vladimir (conductor) / Russian National Orchestra
Recorded 2004.10 in Moscow, DZZ Studio 5.

  • SACD — Pentatone PTC 5186 061 [2005]

Kondrashin, Kirill (conductor) / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1959 in Moscow.

  • 33 (12") — Eurodisc‎ 27811 XAK (Nos. 2 + 3 only)
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya Д 010042 [1964] (No. 3 only)
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 0907/8 [1964] (No. 4 only)
  • 33 (12") — Musical Heritage Society MHS 824371 [1981]
  • 33 (10") — USSR С 6569/70 [1960]
  • 33 (10") — USSR Д 5958/9 [1960]
  • 33 (12") — USSR С 0309/10 [1962]
  • CD — Hänssler PH 18046 [2018] (recording date as 1962)
  • CD — Icone ICN 9425 2 [1998]
  • CD — Urania WS 121 312 [2017]

Kondrashin, Kirill (conductor) / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1966 in Moscow.

  • CD — Melodiya MEL CD 10 00955
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00955

Kondrashin, Kirill (conductor) / Concertgebouw Orchestra
Recorded 1974.11.24 in Amsterdam, Concertgebouw.

  • CD — Emergo Classics EC 3962 2 [1994]

Maazel, Lorin (conductor) / Vienna Philharmonic
Recorded 1977.06.07-08 in Vienna, Sofiensaal.

  • 33 (12") — Decca SXL 6857 [1978]
  • 33 (12") — London Records CS 7080 [1978]
  • CD — Belart 461 0532 (Movt. IV only)
  • CD — Decca 476 2723 [2005]
  • CD — Decca 478 6756

Maazel, Lorin (conductor) / New York Philharmonic
Recorded 2008.10.

  • CD — En Larmes ELS 10808

Marriner, Neville (conductor) / Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1987.03 in Stuttgart.

  • 33 (12") — Capriccio C 27200 [1988]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94372 [2012]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94284 [2011] (No. 2 only)
  • CD — Capriccio C 10 200 [1988]
  • CD — Capriccio C 27191 [1988]
  • CD — Capriccio 51 012 [2000]
  • CD — Phoenix Edition 412 [2009]

Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (conductor) / USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1991.06 in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Erato 2292 45970 2 [1993]
  • CD — Erato WPCC 5256 [1993]

Samosud, Samuil (conductor) / Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Recording date unknown (1952 or earlier).

  • 78 (10") — USSR 9210/3, 14188/90, 19044/52 [1952]

Sanderling, Stefan (conductor) / National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Recorded 1992.09.03-04.

  • CD — Naxos 8 550728 [1994]

Scherman, Thomas (conductor) / Little Orchestra Society
Recorded 1955.02.01 in New York, Columbia 30th Street Studio.

  • 33 (12") — Columbia ML 5256

Svetlanov, Yevgeny (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1985 in Moscow.

  • 33 (12") — Eurodisc 302 630 435 [1986]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya A 10 00195 001 [1986]
  • CD — Chant du Monde LDC 278 825/6 [1987]
  • CD — Melodiya 74321 17100 2 [1993]
  • CD — Melodiya 74321 59054 2 [1999]
  • CD — Melodiya MA 3014
  • CD — Melodiya MCD 250 [1991]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 00104
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02480 [2017]
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00104 [1990]
  • CD — Olympia OCD 106 [1987]
  • CD — RCA 09026 63190 2 (No. 4 only)

Thomas, Michael Tilson (conductor) / Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1977.12.04-11 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — CBS 76733 [1978]
  • 33 (12") — Columbia M 35124 [1978]
  • CD — Sony Classical 82876 88807 2 [2006]
  • CD — Sony Classical SICC 1564 [2012]

Wood, Henry (conductor) / London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1943 live.

  • CD — Somm SOMM 076

Excerpts

Not including extracts from the complete recordings listed above.

Valse mélancolique (No. 2)

Kostelanetz, André (conductor) / Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra
Recorded 1951.11.21 in New York, Columbia 30th Street Studio. With cuts/alterations.

  • 78 (12") — Columbia PE 22
  • 45 (7") — Columbia 4 PE 22
  • 33 (12") — Columbia CL 747
  • 33 (12") — Columbia ML 4546 [1952]
  • 33 (12") — Columbia ML 6224
  • 33 (12") — Columbia MS 6824

Tema con variazioni (No. 4)

Ahronovitch, Yuri (conductor) / Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1984.09.15 live in Stockholm, Concert Hall.

  • CD — Bis BIS CD 421/4 [1990]

Barbirolli, John (conductor) / New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1942.04.11 in New York, Liederkranz Hall.

  • 78 (12") — Columbia 11727/9 D
  • 78 (12") — Columbia 11826/7 D
  • 78 (12") — Columbia X 226
  • 33 (12") — Columbia ML 4121
  • CD — Dutton Laboratories CD SJB 1025 [2003]

Del Mar, Norman (conductor) / London Philharmonic Orchestra
Nolan, David (violin).
Recorded 1978.01.31 in London, Walthamstow Assembly Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Classics for Pleasure CFP 40300 [1979]
  • CD — Classics for Pleasure 74235 75801
  • CD — Classics for Pleasure CD CFPSD 4784 [1995]
  • CD — EMI 5 75801 2

Ferenc, Tibor (conductor) / Hungarian National Philharmonic
Recorded 1988.

  • CD — IMP Classics 30367 02852 [1999]
  • CD — Pickwick PCD 1016 [1992]

Fistoulari, Anatole (conductor) / RIAS Symphony Orchestra Berlin
Recorded 1954.

  • 33 (12") — Remington R 199 203

Goberman, Max (conductor) / Vienna Symphony
Recorded 1962.11.15-17 in Vienna, Konzerthaus, Großer Saal.

  • 33 (12") — Library of Recorded Masterpieces LRM 508

Joó, Árpád (conductor) / London Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1980.08.04-08 in London, Walthamstow Assembly Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Sefel SEFD 5003 [1983]
  • CD — Sefel SECD 5003 [1985]

Kempe, Rudolf (conductor) / Vienna Philharmonic
Recorded 1961.12.15-18 in Vienna, Musikverein, Großer Saal.

  • 33 (12") — Angel 35975 [1963]
  • 33 (12") — Angel S 35975 [1963]
  • 33 (12") — HMV ALP 1930 [1962]
  • 33 (12") — HMV ASD 494 [1962]
  • CD — Testament SBT 1104 [1997]
  • CD — Universal POCC 3022

Leinsdorf, Erich (conductor) / London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1946.06.24 in London, Kingsway Hall.

  • 78 (12") — Decca AK 1987/8 [1948]

Malko, Nicolai (conductor) / Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded 1950.03.23 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1. Matrix 2EA 14468/72.

  • 78 (12") — HMV C 4058/60 [1951]
  • 78 (12") — HMV C 7826/8 [1951]
  • 33 (12") — RCA LBC 1024

Matačić, Lovro von (conductor) / La Scala Theatre Orchestra
Recorded 1960.09.12-16 in Milan, Teatro alla Scala.

  • 33 (12") — Columbia 33 CX 1772 [1961]
  • 33 (12") — Columbia SAX 2418 [1961]
  • CD — Documents 600211 [2015]
  • CD — EMI 5 68739 2
  • CD — Testament SBT 1331 [2003] (Theme and variations I to III only)
  • CD — Warner Classics 50999 0 26598 5 5 [2011] (Theme and variations I to III only)
  • CD — Warner Classics 50999 4 56339 5 9 [2010]
  • CD — EMI 6 32015 2 [2010]

Ronald, Landon (conductor) / London Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1929.12.03 in London, Kingsway Hall. Matrix Cc 17901/5.

  • 78 (12") — HMV D 1798/800 [1930]
  • 78 (12") — HMV D 7369/71 [1932]
  • CD — CRQ Editions CRQ CD 239/40 [2016]
  • CD — Historic Recordings HRCD 0005 [2009]

Sargent, Malcolm (conductor) / Liverpool Philharmonic
Recorded 1942.12.21 & 1943.03.15 in Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall.

  • 78 (12") — HMV C 3338/40 [1943]
  • 78 (12") — HMV C 7577/9 [1943]
  • 78 (12") — HMV EB 239/41

Sargent, Malcolm (conductor) / Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded 1955.03.24 & 06.08 in London, Kingsway Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Capitol G 7131 [1958]
  • 33 (12") — HMV ALP 1372 [1956]
  • 45 (7") — HMV ER 5067 [1956] (movt. IV only)
  • CD — Guild Historical GHCD 2409

Schuricht, Carl (conductor) / Berlin Philharmonic
Recorded 1934.12.29. Abridged.

  • 78 (12") — Telefunken E 1752

Schuricht, Carl (conductor) / Berlin Philharmonic
Recorded 1942.

  • CD — Dante LYS 180

Schuricht, Carl (conductor) / Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Recorded 1952.06.16-30 in Paris, Maison de la Mutualité.

  • 33 (12") — Decca LXT 2761 [1953]
  • 33 (12") — Decca LW 5275 [1957]
  • 33 (12") — London Records LL 650 [1953]
  • CD — Decca 475 6074 [2004]
  • CD — Decca 475 6079
  • CD — Decca 483 1643 [2017]
  • CD — Decca 484 0407 [2020]
  • CD — Decca POCL 4725

Arrangements

Scherzo (No. 3)

For Piano solo

Goldstone, Anthony (piano)
Arranged by Max Lippold and Anthony Goldstone. Recorded 2012 in Alkborough (Lincolnshire), St. John the Baptist Church.

  • CD — Divine Art DDA 25093

Tema con variazioni (No. 4)

For Violin and Piano

Ricci, Ruggiero (violin) / Hofer, Cordelia (piano)
Arranger unknown. Recorded 1997.02.05-07 & 10.10-12 in Salzburg, Mozarteum Akademie, Leopold Mozart Saal. Variation 10 only.

  • CD — Ricci Collection RR 039/40 [1998] (wrongly identified as No. 3)