Symphony in E-flat major: Recordings

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This preliminary list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's unfinished Symphony in E-flat major (as completed by Semyon Bogatyrev) 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 disk (CD), super audio compact disk (SACD), digital video disk (DVD), 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

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All recordings follow Semyon Bogatyrev's reconstruction of the symphony, made between 1951 and 1957.

Bakels, Kees (conductor) / Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1995 live.

  • CD — Zondag ZOC 9601

Ginzburg, Leo (conductor) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 1958.

  • 33 (12") — USSR С 0375/6 [1962]
  • CD — Victor CDS 70

Järvi, Neeme (conductor) / London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1991.06.07-08 in London, St. Jude's Church, Central Square (with alterations in Movt. III).

  • CD — Chandos CHAN 9130 [1993]

Kitayenko, Dmitry (conductor) / Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne
Recorded 2012.04 in Cologne, Philharmonie.

  • CD — Oehms Classics OC 027 [2015]
  • SACD — Oehms Classics OC 672 [2014]

Ormandy, Eugene (conductor) / Philadelphia Orchestra
Recorded 1962.03.11 in Philadelphia, Town Hall (with alterations in Movts. I and IV).

  • 33 (12") — CBS BRG 72042 [1962]
  • 33 (12") — CBS SBRG 72042 [1962]
  • 33 (12") — Columbia MS 6349 [1962]
  • CD — CBS MPK 46453 [1990]
  • CD — Delos DE 3500 (movt. IV only)
  • CD — RCA 88644 39919 2 [2013]
  • CD — RCA 88883 73716 2 [2013]
  • CD — Sony CD 46453 [2007]

Skripka, Sergei (conductor) / USSR State Cinematographic Orchestra
Recorded 1987 in Moscow, Broadcast Concert Hall.

  • CD — Alto ALC 6003 [2013]
  • CD — Musical Concepts MC 116 [2011]
  • CD — Talent DOM 291083 [2011]

Won, Kyung-Soo (conductor) / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded 1991.

  • CD — Hallmark 35078 2 [1992]