Variations on a Rococo Theme: Recordings

This list of recordings of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 (TH 57) 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

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Tchaikovsky's Version

The following records are reconstructions of Tchaikovsky's original score, based on the autograph. All are edited by Viktor Kubatsky (1956) unless otherwise noted.

Barta, Jiri (cello) / Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra / Svárovský, Leoš (conductor)
Recorded 2012.08.27-30 in Pardubice, House of Music.

  • CD — ArcoDiva UP 0145 2 [2012]

Clerici, Umberto (cello) / Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento / Rudner, Ola (conductor)
Recorded 2005.08.25-27 in Bolzano, Auditorium Haydn.

  • CD — Amadeus AM 198 2 [2006]

Isserlis, Steven (cello) / Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Gardiner, John Eliot (conductor)
Recorded 1989.10 in Ferrara, Teatro Comunale.

  • CD — Erato 07243 561490 5 2 [2005]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 5 61225 2 [1995]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 5 64190 2 [1998]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 7 59595 2 [1990]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 7 91134 2 [1990]

Knushevitsky, Svyatoslav (cello) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Gauk, Aleksandr (conductor)
Version edited by Aleksandr Stogorsky [1]. Recorded 1950/51.

  • 33 (12") — Colosseum CRLP 231
  • 33 (12") — Kingsway 301
  • 33 (12") — USSR Д 0407 [1952]
  • CD — Multisonic 31 0254 2
  • CD — Russian Disc RDCD 15002 [1993] (as "All-Union Radio Orchestra")
  • CD — Russian Revelation RV 10077 [1997]

Lloyd Webber, Julian (cello) / London Symphony Orchestra / Shostakovich, Maksim (conductor)
Recorded 1991.09.04-05 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • CD — Philips 434 106 2 [1992]
  • CD — Philips 462 1152 [1999]
  • CD — Philips 462 5052 [1998]
  • CD — Philips 475 8566 [2007]

Moser, Johannes (cello) / Swiss Romande Orchestra / Manze, Andrew (conductor)
Recorded 2016.07 in Geneva, Victoria Hall.

  • SACD — King Records KKC 5765 [2017]
  • SACD — Pentatone PTC 5186 570 [2017]

Perényi, Miklós (cello) / Budapest Festival Orchestra / Fischer, Iván (conductor)
Recorded 1988.12.27-29 in Budapest, Olasz Kultúrintézet.

  • 33 (12") — Hungaroton SLPD 12868 [1989]
  • CD — Hungaroton HCD 12868 [1989]
  • CD — King International KICC 3683 [2015]

Perényi, Miklós (cello) / Manchester Camerata / Takács-Nagy, Gábor (conductor)
Recorded 2010.10 in Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music.

  • CD — Avie AV 2243 [2010]

Rudin, Aleksandr (cello) / Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra / Alekseyev, Nikolay (conductor)
Recorded 1997.11 in Moscow, Mosfilm Studios.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94188 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Chant du Monde LDC 288082 [1994]
  • CD — Harmonia Mundi CMX 388 055/7 [1996]

Várdai, István (cello) / Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra / Bogányi, Tibor (conductor)
Recorded 2014.06.20-22 in Pecs, Kodaly Centre.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94876 [2014] [2]

Wallfisch, Raphael (cello) / English Chamber Orchestra / Simon, Geoffrey (conductor)
Recorded 1983.02.23-24 in London, St. Barnabas' Church, Finchley.

  • 33 (12") — Chandos ABRD 1080 [1983]
  • 33 (12") — Musical Heritage Society MHS 7213 [1985]
  • CD — Chandos CHAN 8347 [1984]

Walton, Jamie (cello) / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Kamu, Okko (conductor)
Recorded 2013.03.25-27 in London, Cadogan Hall.

  • CD — Signum SIGCD 407 [2015]

Weber, Anne Yumino (cello) / Baden-Baden Philharmonic / Baleff, Pavel (conductor)
Recorded 2007.10.31 live in Baden-Baden, Weinbrennersaal.

  • CD — Bella Musica BM 31 2421 [2007]

Wispelwey, Pieter (cello) / Musikkollegium Winterthur / Morton, Jonathan (conductor)
Recorded 2013.01.15-18 in Winterthur, Stadthaus.

  • CD — Evil Penguin Records Classic EPRC 0017 [2014]

Fitzenhagen's Version

The majority of recordings feature the version of the score edited by Wilhelm Fitzenhagen, in which form the Variations were first published in 1878.

Aldulescu, Radu (cello) / Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra / Sumski, Alexandru (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1966 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Electrecord ECE 0250 [1966]

Altstaedt, Nicolas (cello) / Rhineland-Pfalz State Philharmonic / Joel, Alexander (conductor)
Recorded 2008.11.03-07 in Ludwigshafen, Philharmonie.

  • CD — Claves 50 2901 [2009]

Amadi, Thierry (cello) / Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra / Hartung, Volker (conductor)
Recorded 1999 live in Düsseldorf, Tonhalle.

  • CD — JPK-Musik JPK 00 52 07
  • DL — Profil Medien PH 18211 [2019] (Theme and Variation I only) (soloists as 'Amadio' and 'European New Philharmonic Orchestra')

Apolín, Stanislav (cello) / Prague Symphony Orchestra / Smetáček, Václav (conductor)
Recorded 1973.02.12-14.

  • CD — Supraphon 2 SUP 0004 [1987]

Babini, Italo (cello) / London Symphony Orchestra / Freeman, Paul (conductor)
Recorded 1988.07.01 in London, Henry Wood Hall.

  • CD — Centaur CRC 2058 [1990]

Bailey, Zuill (cello) / San Francisco Ballet Orchestra / West, Martin (conductor)
Recorded 2007.02.15-16 in Marin, Skywalker Sound.

  • CD — Telarc CD 80724 [2009]

Bengtsson, Erling Blöndal (cello) / Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Monteux, Pierre (conductor)
Recorded 1962.09.07 live in Copenhagen, Danish Radio Studio One.

  • CD — Danacord DACOCD 846 [2019]

Bengtsson, Erling Blöndal (cello) / Łódź Philharmonic / Stupel, Ilya (conductor)
Recorded 1994.05 in Łódź, Philharmonic Hall.

  • CD — Danacord DACOCD 422 [1994]

Brantelid, Andreas (cello) / Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Schønwandt, Michael (conductor)
Recorded 2007.08.13-20 in Copenhagen, Danish Radio Concert Hall.

  • CD — EMI 2 13038 5 [2008]

Brott, Denis (cello) / National Arts Centre Orchestra / Bernardi, Mario (conductor)
Version unidentified. Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Radio Canada International SM 306

Brunello, Mario (cello) / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Gergiev, Valery (conductor)
Recorded 1986.07.02 live in Moscow, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 24747 002 [1987]

Capuçon, Gautier (cello) / Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra / Gergiev, Valery (conductor)
Recorded 2008.12.23-25 live in Saint Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, Concert Hall.

  • CD — Virgin Classics 6 94486 0 [2010]

Cassadó, Gaspar (cello) / Vienna Symphony / Perlea, Jonel (conductor)
Recorded 1956.05.25-28 in Vienna, Konzerthaus.

  • 33 (12") — Vox PL 9360 [1956]
  • CD — Documents 600499 [2019]
  • CD — Vox CDX2 550 2 [1993]

Catell, Albert (cello) / Warsaw Philharmonic / Wislocki, Stanislaw (conductor)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Muza XL 0133

Chang, Han-Na (cello) / London Symphony Orchestra / Rostropovich, Mstislav (conductor)
Recorded 1995.11.16-20 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • CD — EMI 5 56126 2 [1996]
  • CD — EMI TOCE 14281 [2009]

Chuchro, Josef (cello) / Czech Philharmonic / Klíma, Alois (conductor)
Recorded 1959.06.04-05 in Prague.

  • 33 (12") — Supraphon DV 5570
  • 33 (12") — Supraphon SUA 10091 [1965]
  • CD — Forgotten Records FR 911 [2014]
  • CD — Supraphon SUA 10091 [2014]

Chung, Myung-Wha (cello) / Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra / Dutoit, Charles (conductor)
Recorded 1979.08.20-22 in Los Angeles, Royce Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Decca SXL 6955 [1981]
  • CD — Decca 470 3192
  • CD — Decca 482 2085 [2015]
  • CD — Decca POCL 3382 [1993]
  • CD — Decca UCCD 8018

Cohen, Robert (cello) / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Mácal, Zdeněk (conductor)
Recorded 1981.04 in Watford, Town Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Classics for Pleasure CFP 40361 [1981]
  • 33 (12") — Classics for Pleasure CFP 414468 1 [1984]
  • 33 (12") — Musical Heritage Society MHS 4690 T [1981]
  • CD — Classics for Pleasure CD-CFPSD 4775 [1995]
  • CD — EMI 5 68836 5 9 [2003]
  • CD — EMI 5 72984 2 [1998]
  • CD — EMI 5 72985 5 1 [2003]

Cook, Kim (cello) / Volgograd Symphony Orchestra / Serov, Eduard (conductor)
Recorded 2006.06 in Volgograd.

  • CD — MSR Classics MS 1289 [2008]

Dešpalj, Valter (cello) / Zagreb RTV Symphony Orchestra / Daniel, Jozef (conductor)
Recorded 1977.

  • CD — Croatia Records CD 5892106 [2010]

Elschenbroich, Leonard (cello) / Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne / Kitayenko, Dmitry (conductor)
Recorded 2012.03 in Cologne, Studio Stolberger Straße.

  • CD — Oehms Classics OC 027 [2015]
  • SACD — Oehms Classics OC 669 [2013]

Endo, Mari (cello) / Kanazawa Orchestra Ensemble / Kim, Seikyo (conductor)
Recorded 2005.05.04-06 in Ishikawa, Prefectural Concert Hall.

  • CD — Avex AVCL 25042 [2005]
  • CD — Avex AVCL 84057 [2014]

Feigin, Valentin (cello) / Estonian State Symphony Orchestra / Järvi, Neeme (conductor)
Recorded 1978 in Tallinn.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 11361 [1978]
  • CD — Melodiya 74321 40724 2 [1997]

Feltz, Kerstin (cello) / Merck Chamber Orchestra / Simane, Zdenek (conductor)
Recorded 1989 in Frankfurt, Tonstudio Opus 80.

  • 33 (12") — RBM RBM 3119 [1989]
  • CD — RBM CD 463119 [1992] (cut by bars 128-129)

Ferschtman, Dmitri (cello) / Dutch Radio Symphony Orchestra / Ellis, Philip (conductor)
Recorded 1990.08.31 live in Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Grote Zaal.

  • CD — Eterna KTC 2509 [2005]

Fournier, Pierre (cello) / Lamoureux Concert Orchestra / Bigot, Eugène (conductor)
Recorded 1941.06.10 in Paris, Studio Albert. Matrix 2LA-3570/3.

  • 78 (12") — HMV DB 5152/3
  • CD — EMI 7 69708 2
  • CD — EMI TOCE 55248 [2001]
  • CD — Pearl GEMMCD 9198 [1996]
  • CD — Warner Classics 6 29539 2 [2010]

Fournier, Pierre (cello) / Philharmonia Orchestra / Sargent, Malcolm (conductor)
Recorded 1956.03.15 in London, Kingsway Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Angel 35397 [1956]
  • 33 (12") — Columbia 33 CX 1407 [1956]
  • 33 (12") — Columbia S 35397 [1958]
  • 33 (12") — Columbia SAX 2282 [1959]
  • CD — EMI 0946 385270 2 2
  • CD — EMI 5 69695 2 [1997]
  • CD — EMI 7 67822 2 [1994]
  • CD — Warner Classics 6 29539 2 [2010]

Fukačová, Michaela (cello) / Brno Philharmonic / Pešek, Libor (conductor)
Recorded 1989.06.02-04 in Brno, Stadion Studio.

  • CD — Supraphon 11 0390 2 [1991]

Gabetta, Sol (cello) / Munich Radio Orchestra / Rasilainen, Ari (conductor)
Recorded 2005.09.13-17 in Munich, Bavarian Radio.

  • CD — RCA 82876 75951 2
  • CD — RCA 82876 86900 2 [2006]
  • CD — Sony Classical 88843 04712 2 [2014]

Gadewsky, Kalco (cello) / New Vienna Soloists / Partmann, Otto (conductor)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Österreichische Columbia 045 33 099

Gendron, Maurice (cello) / Swiss Romande Orchestra / Ansermet, Ernest (conductor)
Recorded 1953.11 in Geneva, Victoria Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Decca ACL 192 [1963]
  • 33 (12") — Decca LXT 2895 [1954]
  • 33 (12") — London Records LL 947 [1954]
  • 33 (10") — Decca LW 5323 [1958]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 93980 [2011]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94650 [2014]
  • CD — Decca 480 0563 [2009]
  • CD — Decca 482 3849 [2016]
  • CD — Testament SBT 1310 [2003]

Gendron, Maurice (cello) / Vienna Symphony / Dohnányi, Christoph von (conductor)
Recorded 1962.02.19-22 in Vienna, Musikverein, Großer Saal. With alterations [3].

  • 33 (12") — Philips 6580 131 [1976]
  • 33 (12") — Philips 835130 AY [1962]
  • 33 (12") — Philips A 02243 L [1962]
  • 33 (12") — Philips SFM 23027 [1969]
  • CD — Decca 478 8977 [2016]
  • CD — Decca 482 3849 [2016]
  • CD — Philips 456 122 2 [1997]
  • CD — Philips 456 187 2 [1997]
  • CD — Philips 475 2562 [2003]
  • CD — Profil Medien PH 18091 [2019]

Gendron, Maurice (cello) / Orchestre Philharmonique de la Radiodiffusion Television Francaise / Chorafas, Dmitri (conductor)
Recorded 1962.12.16 live in Paris.

  • CD — Forgotten Records FR 965 [2014]

Georgian, Karine (cello) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Kondrashin, Kirill (conductor)
Recorded 1966 live.

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02349 [2015]

Gerhardt, Alban (cello) / German Symphony Orchestra Berlin / Blunier, Stefan (conductor)
Recorded 2013.08.19-23 in Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche.

  • CD — Hyperion CDA 68063 [2015]

Geringas, David (cello) / USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra / Mansurov, Fuat (conductor)
Recording date unknown.

  • 33 (12") — Melodia Netherlands 562 245

Geringas, David (cello) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (conductor)
Recorded 1970 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Eurodisc 80 979 XK

Geringas, David (cello) / London Symphony Orchestra / Foster, Lawrence (conductor)
Recorded 1979.01.11-13 in London, Henry Wood Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Eurodisc 200 306 366 [1979]
  • 33 (12") — Orbis 31 247 0
  • CD — Sony Classical 88697 47286 2 [2009]

Geringas, David (cello) / Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra / Atzmon, Moshe (conductor)
Recorded 1991.02.12 live in Dortmund, Opernhaus Hansastraße.

  • CD — EBS EBS 6201

Geringas, David (cello) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Fedoseyev, Vladimir (conductor)
Recorded 1995.05.22-24 & 1996.03.18 in Moscow, Broadcasting Centre, Large Hall.

  • CD — Canyon Classics PCCL 00411 [1997]

Gorokhov, Leonid (cello) / Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra / Ponkin, Vladimir (conductor)
Recorded 1991 in Saint Petersburg, Recording Studio.

  • CD — Audiophile Classics APC 101 051 [1994]

Gutman, Natalya (cello) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Kondrashin, Kirill (conductor)
Recorded 1978 live.

  • 33 (12") — Eurodisc 200 079 366

Harnoy, Ofra (cello) / Victoria Symphony / Freeman, Paul (conductor)
Recorded 1984.12.15-16 in Victoria (Canada).

  • 33 (12") — Fanfare DFL 7009 [1985]
  • CD — Doremi DHR 6607 [2010]
  • CD — Pro-Arte CDD 399 [1988]
  • CD — RCA RD 71003 [1986]

Harnoy, Ofra (cello) / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Mackerras, Charles (conductor)
Recorded 1990.12.31 in London, Henry Wood Hall.

  • CD — RCA 09026 60758 2 [1992]
  • CD — RCA 09026 63660 2 [2000] (Variation VII (III) only)
  • CD — RCA RD 60758 [1992]

Harrell, Lynn (cello) / Cleveland Orchestra / Maazel, Lorin (conductor)
Recorded 1979.10.19-23 in Cleveland, Masonic Auditorium.

  • 33 (12") — Decca 417 463 1 [1987]
  • 33 (12") — Decca SXL 6965 [1981]
  • 33 (12") — London Records CS 7195 [1981]
  • CD — Decca 425 020 2 [1991]
  • CD — Decca 430 150 2 [1990]
  • CD — Decca 430 155 2 [1990]
  • CD — Decca 478 7779 [2014]
  • CD — Decca 480 6617 [2013]
  • CD — Decca POCL 9485 [1991]

Harrell, Lynn (cello) / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic / Schwarz, Gerard (conductor)
Recorded 2001.10.01-06 live in Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall.

  • CD — RLPO Live RLCD 403 [2002]

Hochmuth, Reiner (cello) / Polish Chamber Orchestra / Rajski, Wojciech (conductor)
Recorded 1987 in Katowice.

  • CD — Thorofon CTH 2027 [1989]

Iwasaki, Kō (cello) / Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Wit, Antoni (conductor)
Recorded 1989.11.21-24 in Katowice, Centre of Culture.

  • CD — Polskie Nagrania PNCD 059 [1990]

Jávorkai, Adám (cello) / Györ Philharmonic Orchestra / Medveczky, Ádám (conductor)
Recorded 2002.06 in Györ, Harmonia Recording Studio.

  • CD — Harmonia Produkcio HCD 222

Jerie, Marek (cello) / Pardubice Chamber Orchestra / Bräm, Thüring (conductor)
Recorded 1990.04.10-12 in Pardubice, Tesla Hall.

  • CD — Panton 81 1005 2 [1992]

Kanta, Ludovit (cello) / Kanazawa Orchestra Ensemble / Kitayenko, Dmitry (conductor)
Recorded 2006.05.16-17 live in Ishikawa, Ongakudo Concert Hall.

  • CD — Warner Classics WPCS 12031 [2008]

Khomitser, Mikhail (cello) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (conductor)
Recorded 1962.06 in Moscow.

  • 33 (12") — USSR Д 010103/4 [1962]

Khomitser, Mikhail (cello) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Silantiev, Yury (conductor)
Recorded 1962 live in Moscow.

  • CD — Multisonic 31 0272 2 [1995]

Kliegel, Maria (cello) / National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland / Markson, Gerhard (conductor)
Recorded 1993.05.17-18 in Dublin, National Concert Hall.

  • CD — Naxos 8 550519 [1994]
  • CD — Naxos 8 551094 [2002] (variations VI and VII only)
  • DL — Naxos 9 40329 [2013]
  • DL — Naxos 9 40343 [2013]
  • DL — Naxos 9 40348 [2013]

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

  • CD — Warner Classics 2564 62061 2 [2005]

Kotova, Nina (cello) / Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra / Fedoseyev, Vladimir (conductor)
Recorded in Moscow, State Broadcasting Centre, Studio 5, date unknown (2017 or earlier).

  • CD — Delos DE 3531 [2017]

Krastev, Anatoli (cello) / Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Kazandzhiev, Vasil (conductor)
Recorded 1988.04 in Sofia, Bulgaria Concert Hall.

  • CD — Balkanton 030076

Lee, Daniel (cello) / Czech Philharmonic / Olivieri-Munroe, Charles (conductor)
Recorded 2009.12 in Prague, Dvorak Hall.

  • CD — Sony Classical S 70629 C [2011]

Lee, Dong-Oo (cello) / Russian Federal Symphony Orchestra / Jordania, Vakhtang (conductor)
Recorded 2002.09.19 in Moscow, Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • CD — Angelok CD 9911 [2003]

Lodéon, Frédéric (cello) / Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra / Jordan, Armin (conductor)
Recorded 1982.07.09-10 in Monte Carlo, Palais de Congrès, Nouvelle salle.

  • 33 (12") — Erato NUM 75102 [1984]

Lopez, Emmanuel (cello) / Paraiba Symphony Orchestra / Carvalho, Eliézer de (conductor)
Recorded 1988.08.08-16 in Joao Pessoa (Paraiba).

  • CD — Delos DE 1018 [1989]

Ma, Yo-Yo (cello) / Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / Temirkanov, Yury (conductor)
Recorded 1990.12.01 live in Leningrad, Philharmonia.

  • CD — RCA DD 29048 [1991]
  • CD — RCA RD 60739 [1991]
  • LDRCA 791 141 [1991]

Ma, Yo-Yo (cello) / Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra / Maazel, Lorin (conductor)
Recorded 1991.10.12-13 in Pittsburgh, Heinz Hall.

  • CD — Sony Classical 07464 48382 2
  • CD — Sony Classical 88697 71433 2 [2010]
  • CD — Sony Classical 88875 08668 2 [2015]
  • CD — Sony Classical 88875 13074 2 [2015]
  • CD — Sony Classical CD 48382 [1992]
  • CD — Sony Classical SK 48382 [1992]
  • CD — Sony Classical SRCR 8963 [1992]

Machula, Tibor de (cello) / Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra / Müller-Kray, Hans (conductor)
Recorded 1952.09.27 in Stuttgart, Villa Berg.

  • CD — Meloclassic MC 3014 [2018]

Maintz, Jens-Peter (cello) / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra / Geringas, David (conductor)
Recorded 2002.09.22-23 in Vilnius, Recording Studios.

  • CD — Arte Nova 74321 80791 2 [2004]

Maisky, Mischa (cello) / Philharmonia Orchestra / Sinopoli, Giuseppe (conductor)
Recorded 1990.03.13-17 in Watford, Town Hall.

  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 431 685 2 [1991]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 480 6265 [2012]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon UCCG 6261

Maisky, Mischa (cello) / Orpheus Chamber Orchestra)
Recorded 1996.04 in Purchase, State University of New York, Performing Arts Center.

  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 453 460 2 [1997]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 479 4646 [2015]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon POCG 10001 [1996]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon UCCG 4134 [2006]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon UCCG 6257
  • DL — Deutsche Grammophon 479 6900 [2016] (variations III and VIII only)

Markevitch, Dmitry (cello) / Lamoureux Concert Orchestra / Fistoulari, Anatole (conductor)
Recorded 1949.07.12 in Paris, Salle Pleyel. Matrix GCP 221/4.

  • 78 (12") — Polydor 566324/5
  • 33 (10") — Vox PLP 6640 [1949]

Maslennikov, Dmitry (cello) / German Symphony Orchestra Berlin / Eschenbach, Christoph (conductor)
Recorded 2010.12.07-09 in Berlin, Haus des Rundfunks, Großer Saal.

  • CD — Capriccio C 5065 [2011]

Meneses, António (cello) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Fedoseyev, Vladimir (conductor)
Recorded 1991 live in Frankfurt, Alte Oper.

  • DVD — Arthaus Musik 102 119 [2008]
  • DVD — Arthaus Musik 102 121 [2007]
  • DVD — Arthaus Musik 109 318 [2017]
  • DVD — Poloarts VMB 20079 4

Meneses, Antonio (cello) / Royal Northern Sinfonia / Cruz, Claudio (conductor)
Recorded 2017.01.03-04 in Sage Gateshead, Hall One.

  • CD — Avie AV 2373 [2017]

Mørk, Truls (cello) / Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra / Jansons, Mariss (conductor)
Recorded 1992.05.12-14 in Oslo, Konserthus.

  • CD — Erato 50999 087897 2 3 [2011] (variation III only)
  • CD — Erato 50999 628623 5 6 [2010]
  • CD — Parlophone 00946 356681 5 5 [2007]
  • CD — Parlophone 00946 363287 5 1 [2006]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 3 56681 2 [2007]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 4 82019 2 [2004]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 4 82021 2 [2004]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 5 61838 2 [2000]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 6 28623 2 [2010]
  • CD — Virgin Classics 7 59325 2 [1993]

Müller-Schott, Daniel (cello) / German Symphony Orchestra Berlin / Shokhakimov, Aziz (conductor)
Recorded 2017.04.03-06 in Berlin-Dahlem, Jesus-Christus-Kirche.

  • CD — Orfeo C 933 181 A [2018]

Nahmer, Manuel von der (cello) / Youth Chamber Orchestra North Rhine-Westphalia / Fitzner, Christian (conductor)
Recorded 1992.09.23-25 in Heek-Nienborg, Landes-Musikakademie NRW.

  • CD — Harmonia Mundi HM 1067 2 [1992]

Navarra, André (cello) / BBC Symhony Orchestra / Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans (conductor)
Recorded 1955.04.10 in Maida Vale, BBC Studios.

  • CD — ICA Classics ICAC 5159 [2019]

Navarra, André (cello) / London Symphony Orchestra / Austin, Richard (conductor)
Recorded 1955.09.23 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — Capitol P 18012 [1956]
  • 33 (12") — Parlophone PMC 1046 [1957]

Noras, Arto (cello) / Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Saraste, Jukka-Pekka (conductor)
Recorded 1992.05.25-27 in Helsinki, Culture Hall.

  • CD — Finlandia 4509 95872 2 [1992]
  • CD — Finlandia 54417 2 [1993]
  • CD — Finlandia 63984 23396 6 7 [2006]
  • CD — Finlandia 82564 66157 5 9
  • CD — Finlandia WPCS 6421 [1992]

Nyffenegger, Esther (cello) / Nuremberg Symphony / Albert, Werner Andreas (conductor)
Recorded 1976 in Nuremberg, Colosseum Musikstudios.

  • CD — Colosseum COL 34 0569 [1993]

Orloff, Vladimir (cello) / Lausanne Chamber Orchestra / Comissiona, Sergiu (conductor)
Recorded 1970.03.07 live.

  • CD — Doremi DHR 7896 [2008]

Páleniček, Jan (cello) / South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra / Kukal, Ondřej (conductor)
Recorded 1996.

  • CD — Bohemia Music BM 0039 2031 [1996]

Parisot, Aldo (cello) / Vienna Festival Orchestra [*] / Conte, Pierre-Michel le (conductor)
Recorded date unknown (1966 or earlier).

  • 33 (12") — Concert Hall SMS 3046 [1966]
  • 33 (12") — Concert Hall SMS 950 [1966]

Parnas, Leslie (cello) / London Mozart Players / Peyer, Gervase de (conductor)
Recorded 1975 live.

  • CD — Doremi DHR 7844 [2006]

Pergamenshchikov, Boris (cello) / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Mansurov, Fuat (conductor)
Recorded 1974.06 live in Moscow.

  • 33 (12") — Eurodisc 88 245 XBK

Qin, Li-Wei (cello) / Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice / Halasz, Michael (conductor)
Recorded 2017.11.25-28 in Pardubice, House of Music.

  • CD — Naxos 8 573860 [2019]

Queyras, Jean-Guihen (cello) / BBC Symphony Orchestra / Bělohlávek, Jiří (conductor)
Recorded 2012.05 in London, BBC Maida Vale Studios.

  • CD — Harmonia Mundi HMC 902148 [2013]

Ratushin, Dmitry (cello) / Philharmonica Symphony Orchestra / Ivanenko, Igor (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1998 or earlier).

  • CD — Prism Classics PLATBX 862
  • CD — Prism Classics PLD 1242 [1998]

Rivinius, Gustav (cello) / Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Maazel, Lorin (conductor)
Recorded 1996.06.26-27 live in Munich, Herkulessaal.

  • CD — Bayerischer Rundfunk 15163 [1997]

Rodin, Kyrill (cello) / Russian Philharmonic / Friedmann, Samuel (conductor)
Recorded 1996.05.25-29 in Moscow, State Broadcasting House, Studio 5.

  • CD — Arte Nova 74321 43328 2 [1997]

Roldugin, Sergey (cello) / Saint Petersburg Gubernatorial Orchestra / Gorkovenko, Stanislav (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1996 or earlier).

  • CD — Excelsior MHDC 013 [1996] (as "Saint Petersburg Radio & Television Orchestra")
  • CD — Mazur Media INF 13 (as "Saint Petersburg Radio & Television Orchestra")

Rose, Leonard (cello) / New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Szell, George (conductor)
Recorded 1952.01.08 in New York, Columbia 30th Street Studio.

  • 33 (12") — Columbia GB 1
  • CD — Biddulph BID 80209 2 [2004]

Rose, Leonard (cello) / Radio Luxembourg Symphony Orchestra / Froment, Louis de (conductor)
Recorded 1961.11.17 live in Luxembourg, Radio Studio.

  • CD — Doremi DHR 8038/9 [2016]

Rose, Leonard (cello) / Philadelphia Orchestra / Ormandy, Eugene (conductor)
Recorded 1962.11.15 in Philadelphia, Athletic Club.

  • 33 (12") — CBS 77357 [1973]
  • 33 (12") — CBS BRG 72296 [1965]
  • 33 (12") — CBS SBRG 72296 [1965]
  • 33 (12") — Columbia MS 6714
  • CD — CBS MPK 46453 [1990]
  • CD — CBS M2YK 46460 [1990]
  • CD — Documents 600510 [2019]
  • CD — Pickwick DUET 12 [1988]
  • CD — RCA 88644 39919 2 [2013]
  • CD — RCA 88883 73716 2 [2013]
  • CD — Sony Classical CD 46460 [1990]
  • CD — Sony Classical CD 46453 [1990]
  • CD — Sony Classical CD 48278 [1992]
  • CD — Sony Classical SBK 48278 [1992]
  • CD — Sony Classical SICC 1208

Rosen, Nathaniel (cello) / Sofia Philharmonic / Tabakov, Émil (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1994 or earlier).

  • CD — John Marks JMR 3 [1994]

Rosler, Timora (cello) / Zilina Chamber Orchestra / Bennett, Dwight (conductor)
Recorded 2000.10.02-04 in Zilina, Fatra House of Arts.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94098 [2010]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94934 [2014]
  • CD — Brilliant Classics 99758 [2001]

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (conductor)
Recorded 1960.09.14 in London, Wembley Town Hall. Recording time app. 18:50.

  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon 2535 112 [1974]
  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon 2736 010 [1978]
  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon 416 5021 [1986] (Introduction & variation I only)
  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon 644 122 [1962]
  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon 649 322 [1968]
  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon LPM 18 674 [1961]
  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon SLPM 138 674 [1961]
  • 33 (12") — Ex-Libris XL 175 525
  • CD — CDK CDK 0093
  • CD — CDK CDKM 1001 [2003]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 459 0682
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 477 6579 [2007]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 479 6789 [2017]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 480 6569 [2013]
  • CD — Major Classics M2CD 022 (dated "1957")

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (conductor)
Recorded 1960.11.30 live. Recording time app. 17:40.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 92771 [2005]
  • CD — Documents 282658
  • CD — Documents 600158 [2014]
  • CD — Documents 600211 [2015]
  • CD — EMI 2 17597 2
  • CD — EMI 5 72016 2 [1997]
  • CD — EMI 5 72294 2 [1998]
  • CD — Profil Medien PH 18062 [2019]
  • CD — Warner Classics 90295 89230 [2017]

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (conductor)
Supposedly recorded in 1963, but identical to Rostropovich's 1960 London recording (the earliest Melodiya issue dates from 1961).

  • 33 (12") — Eterna 8 26 360 [1974]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 00658 [1990] (as "Leningrad Symphony Orchestra")
  • 33 (12") — USSR С 0658 [1963] (as "Leningrad Symphony Orchestra")
  • 33 (12") — USSR Д 08253 [1961] (as "Leningrad State Philharmonic Society Symphony Orchestra")
  • CD — Alto ALC 1262 [2015]
  • CD — Diapason DIAP 048 [2013]
  • CD — Melodiya 74321 17084 2 [1993]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 00583 [1994] (as "Leningrad Symphony Orchestra")
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 01302 [2007] (as "Leningrad Symphony Orchestra")
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02013 [2012] (as "Leningrad Symphony Orchestra")
  • CD — Melodiya SUCD 10 00238 [1991] (as "Leningrad Symphony Orchestra")
  • CD — Melodiya Ukraine NMCCD 0111 [2008]
  • CD — Regis RRC 1348

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Svetlanov, Evegny (conductor)
Recorded 1964.01.17 live.

  • CD — Melodiya MEL CD 10 02505 [2017]

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / London Symphony Orchestra / Davis, Colin (conductor)
Recorded 1964.06.30 live in London, Royal Albert Hall.

  • CD — BBC BBCL 4073 2 [2001]
  • CD — BBC BBCL 5005 2 [2011]

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / London Symphony Orchestra / Rozhdestvensky, Gennady (conductor)
Recorded 1967.03.12 live in New York, Carnegie Hall.

  • CD — Doremi DHR 7974-9 [2010]
  • CD — Intaglio INCD 7081 [1992]

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / English Chamber Orchestra / Britten, Benjamin (conductor)
Recorded 1968.06.16 live in Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

  • DVD — ICA Classics ICAD 5025 [2012]

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / Berlin Philharmonic / Karajan, Herbert von (conductor)
Recorded 1968.09.21-24 in Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche.

  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon 139044 [1969]
  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon 2725 107 [1982]
  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon 2740 126 [1975]
  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon 479 5449 [2016]
  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon 479 7726 [2017]
  • 33 (12") — Deutsche Grammophon UCJG 9031 [2009]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 413 161 2 [1991]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 413 819 2 [1984]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 431 601 2 [1991]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 431 606 2 [1991]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 437 952 2 [1994]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 447 413 2 [1995]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 449 1302
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 463 7742 [2000]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 477 0055 [2012]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 477 7158 [2007]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 477 8167 [2009]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 477 8428 [2009]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 479 6789 [2017]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 479 7043 [2017]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 479 8160 [2017]
  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 8808678140064 [2011]

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Kondrashin, Kirill (conductor)
Recording date unknown (1976 or earlier). Probable pseudonyms [4]

  • 33 (12") — Everest SDBR 3391 [1976] (as "Moscow Radio Orchestra")

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / Concertgebouw Orchestra / Kondrashin, Kirill (conductor)
Recorded 1977.03.14 live in Amsterdam, Concertgebouw.

  • CD — RCO 06004 [2006]

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Ozawa, Seiji (conductor)
Recorded 1985.12.02 in Boston, Symphony Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Erato NUM 75282 [1986]
  • CD — Erato 2292 45252 2 [1987]
  • CD — Erato 2564 633426 [2014]
  • CD — Erato ECD 88224 [1986]
  • CD — Erato WPCS 4539 [1987]
  • CD — Warner Classics 0927 467272
  • CD — Warner Classics 2564 613951
  • CD — Warner Classics 2564 696817 [2008]
  • CD — Warner Classics 90295 84964 [2017] (variation III only)
  • CD — Warner Classics 90295 86924 [2017]
  • CD — Warner Classics 90295 87226 [2017]
  • CD — Warner Classics 90295 89230 [2017]

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Ozawa, Seiji (conductor)
Recorded 1986 live in Paris.

  • BR — Naxos NBD0082V [2018] (Var. VII, VIII & Coda only)

Rostropovich, Mstislav (cello) / Moscow Virtousi / Spivakov, Vladimir (conductor)
Recorded 1991.05.21 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Russian Disc R 10 00494

Sádlo, Miloš (cello) / Czech Philharmonic / Smetáček, Václav (conductor)
Recorded 1950.02.18 in Prague.

  • 78 (12") — Supraphon 10256/8 V
  • 78 (12") — Ultraphon H 23351/3 [1951]

Sádlo, Miloš (cello) / Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (East Berlin) / Abendroth, Hermann (conductor)
Recorded 1951.05.23 live in Berlin.

  • CD — Music & Arts CD 1038 [1999]

Scholz, Alfred [*] (conductor) / South German Philharmonic Orchestra [*] / unidentified cellist
Recording date unknown.

  • CD — Allegro 21054

Shafran, Daniil (cello) / Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / Gauk, Aleksandr (conductor)
Recorded 1938 in Leningrad.

  • 78 (12") — Decca X 269/71 (as "Danya Shafran")
  • 78 (12") — USSR 06577/81 [1938] (as "Danya Shafran")

Shafran, Daniil (cello) / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Kondrashin, Kirill (conductor)
Recorded 1949.09.08 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall.

  • 78 (12") — USSR 021522/6, 0583 [1952]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya Д 035383 [1974]
  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 04913 [1974]
  • 33 (12") — USSR Д 11413 [1963]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 00715 [2005]
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 01938
  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 02181
  • CD — Triton DICC 20017 [2002]
  • CD — Urania WS 121 312 [2017]

Shakovskaya, Natalya (cello) / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Kondrashin, Kirill (conductor)
Recorded 1963 in Moscow.

  • CD — Russian Compact Disc RCD 16203 [1995]

Simon, Viktor (cello) / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra / Fedoseyev, Vladimir (conductor)
Recorded 1984.

  • 33 (12") — Melodiya С 10 28613 007 [1989]
  • CD — Vista Vera VVCD 00058 [2004]

Slobodkin, Jakov (cello) / Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Niyazi, Tibor (conductor)
Recording date unknown (2010 or earlier).

  • CD — Melodiya MELCD 10 01753 [2010]

Springuel, France (cello) / I Fiamminghi / Werthen, Rudolf (conductor)
Record 1992.01.13 in Gent, Bijloke-abdij.

  • CD — Sound of Flanders SOF 9201 [1992]
  • CD — TMD 940705 [1992]

Starker, Janos (cello) / London Symphony Orchestra / Doráti, Antal (conductor)
Recorded 1964.06.26-27 in Watford, Town Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Mercury MG 50409 [1964]
  • 33 (12") — Mercury SR 90409 [1964]
  • 33 (12") — Philips 838423 AY [1966]
  • 33 (12") — Philips 839533 VGY [1969]
  • 33 (12") — Philips A 04923 L [1966]
  • 33 (12") — Philips AL 3559 [1966]
  • 33 (12") — Philips SAL 3559 [1966]
  • 33 (12") — Philips SFM 23019 [1969]
  • CD — Mercury 432 001 2 [1990]
  • CD — Mercury 442 5412 [1994] (excerpt only)
  • CD — Mercury 478 3556 [2011]
  • CD — Mercury 478 3566 [2012]
  • CD — Mercury 478 6754 [2014]
  • CD — Mercury 480 5233 [2011]
  • CD — Mercury DD 41049
  • CD — Mercury UCCD 4756 [2012]
  • SACD — Mercury 475 6608 [2005]

Tétreault, Stéphane (cello) / Quebec Symphony Orchestra / Gabel, Fabien (conductor)
Recorded 2012.06 in Québec City, Palais Montcalm, Raoul-Jobin Hall.

  • CD — Analekta AN 2 9881 [2012]

Thauer, Anja (cello) / Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra / Stepp, Christoph (conductor)
Recorded 1967.06.29.

  • CD — Hastedt HT 6606 [2011]

Timm, Jürnjakob (cello) / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Masur, Kurt (conductor)
Recorded 1983.09.05-07 in Leipzig, Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche.

  • 33 (12") — Eterna 8 27 879
  • CD — Berlin Classics 0002452 CCC [2002]
  • CD — Berlin Classics 0091512 BC [2005]
  • CD — Berlin Classics 88547 00087 4 5 [2016]

Tortelier, Paul (cello) / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Del Mar, Norman (conductor)
Recorded 1948.03.23 in London, Abbey Road Studio No.1. Matrix 2EA 12840.

  • 78 (12") — HMV C 3776/7
  • 78 (12") — HMV SL 134/5
  • CD — EMI 5 65502 2 [1995]

Tortelier, Paul (cello) / Philharmonia Orchestra / Menges, Herbert (conductor)
Recorded 1955.09.16 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — HMV ALP 1336 [1956]
  • 33 (12") — HMV FALP 461
  • CD — EMI 4 76867 2 [2005]
  • CD — EMI 7 64855 2 [1993]
  • CD — The Red Box THERB 425 [2007]

Tortelier, Paul (cello) / Northern Sinfonia / Tortelier, Yan Pascal (conductor)
Recorded 1973.04.24-25 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1.

  • 33 (12") — HMV 1077621 [1983]
  • 33 (12") — HMV ASD 2954 [1973]
  • 33 (12") — HMV SLS 2700 013 [1984]
  • CD — EMI 4 79518 2 [1994]
  • CD — EMI 5 00962 2 [2007]
  • CD — EMI 5 68521 2 [1995]
  • CD — EMI 5 72130 2
  • CD — EMI 6 88627 2
  • CD — EMI 7 54890 2 [1993]
  • CD — EMI 7 64069 2
  • CD — EMI 7 64887 2 [1993]
  • CD — EMI 7 69169 2 [1988]
  • CD — EMI CD EMX 2263 [1996]
  • CD — Warner Classics 0 26598 5 [2011] (Introduction and variations I to III only)
  • CD — Warner Classics 50999 4 56339 5 [2010]
  • CD — EMI 6 32015 2 [2010]

Tortelier, Paul (cello) / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Groves, Charles (conductor)
Recorded 1988.09.13-15 in Morden, St. Peter's Church.

  • 33 (12") — RPO RPO 8012 [1989]
  • CD — Carlton Classics 30366 0011 2 [1996]
  • CD — MCA MCAD 6295
  • CD — Regis Records RRC 1150 [2003]
  • CD — RPO CDRPO 7005 [1991]
  • CD — RPO CDRPO 8012 [1989]

Tortelier, Paul (cello) / Zürich Symphony Orchestra / Schweizer, Daniel (conductor)
Recorded 1989.06.11 live.

  • DVD — VAI VAI 4570 [2014]

Várdai, István (cello) / Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra / Bogányi, Tibor (conductor)
Recorded 2014.06.20-22 in Pecs, Kodaly Centre.

  • CD — Brilliant Classics 94876 [2014] [2]

Varga, Laszlo (cello) / Stuttgart Philharmonic / Köhler, Siegfried (conductor)
Recording date unknown (2001 or earlier).

  • CD — Concerto Royale 206248 360 [2001]

Vogler, Jan (cello) / Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra / Orozco-Estrada, Andrés (conductor)
Fitzenhagen version, edited by Jan Vogler. Recorded 2015.04.20-21 in Frankfurt am Main, HR-Sendesaal.

  • CD — Sony Classical 88875 11429 2 [2016]

Walevska, Christine (cello) / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Gibson, Alexander (conductor)
Recorded 1971.01.26-27 in London, Walthamstow Assembly Hall.

  • 33 (12") — Philips 6500 224 [1974]
  • 33 (12") — Philips 6527 052 [1971]
  • CD — Pickwick IMPX 9035 [1991]

Williencourt, Dominique de (cello) / Camerata Orphica / Todorov, Nayden (conductor)
Recorded 2011.03 in Sofia, Pipkov Hall.

  • CD — Europ & Art EA 1510 [2015]

Wispelwey, Pieter (cello) / German Chamber Philharmonic / Sepec, Daniel (conductor)
Recorded 2000.06 in Bremen, Gutsscheune Stuhr-Varrel Stuhr.

  • CD — Channel Classics CCS 16598
  • CD — King International KKC 5499
  • SACD — Channel Classics CCSSA 16501 [2001]

Woo, Ji-Yeon (cello) / KBS Symphony Orchestra / Kitayenko, Dmitry (conductor)
Recorded 2003 in Seoul, KBS Hall.

  • CD — KBS Media Korea ENEC 032 [2011]

Yang, Sung-Won (cello) / French Symphony Orchestra / Petitgirard, Laurent (conductor)
Recorded 1995.09 in Versailles, Palais de Trianon.

  • DVD — Goldline Classics 50005 [2005]

Yang, Wen-Sinn (cello) / Latvian National Symphony Orchestra / Mikkelsen, Terje (conductor)
Recorded 1998.03 in Riga, Reformatu baznica.

  • CD — CPO 777 263 2 [2007]

Zheng, Hai (cello) / English Chamber Orchestra / Olefsky, Paul (conductor)
Recorded 1990.07.11-13 in London, St. Mary's Church, South Woodford.

  • CD — Amatius Classics ACCD 1002 [1993]

Arrangements

Tchaikovsky's Version

For Cello and Piano

Istomin, Sergei (cello) / Chevallier, Claire (piano)
Arranged by Tchaikovsky. Recorded 2016.07 in Ghent, MIRY Concert Hall.

  • CD — Passacaille 1047 [2018]

Khrychev, Dmitrii (cello) / Solovieva, Olga (piano)
Arranged by Tchaikovsky. Recorded 2018.05.27 in Moscow, Kultura, Studio 1.

  • CD — Naxos 8 573951 [2019]

Fitzenhagen's Version

For Viola, Piano and Orchestra

Radulović, Nemanja (viola) / Fontanarosa, Stéphanie (piano) / Double Sens
Arranged by Yvan Cassar. Recorded 2017.04 in Belgrade, Kolarac Concert Hall.

  • CD — Deutsche Grammophon 479 8089 [2017]
  • CD — Decca UCCG 1776 [2017]

For Double Bass and Orchestra

Badila, Ovidiu (double bass) / Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano / Zuccarini, Marco (conductor)
Arranger unknown. Recorded 1998.01.26-28 in Milan, Sala Asteria.

  • CD — Dynamic CDS 210 [1998]
  • CD — Dynamic DM 8020 [2011]

For Flugelhorn and Orchestra

Nakariakov, Sergey (flugelhorn) / Philharmonia Orchestra / Ashkenazy, Vladimir (conductor)
Arranged by M. Nakariakov. Recorded 1999.11.24-12.01 in London, St. Barnabas Church, Mitcham.

  • CD — Teldec 2564 67207 6 [2011]
  • CD — Teldec 8573 80651 2 [2000]

For Cello and Wind Quintet

Spahn, Jakob (cello) / Wind Quintet
Campo, Gianluca (flute) / Haritonov, Katharina (oboe) / Geuer, Susanne (clarinet) / Bender, Dorothea (horn) / Schieferecke, Maike (bassoon)
Arranged by David Stromberg. Recorded 2017.

  • CD + BR — Hänssler Classic HC 18016 [2018]

Stromberg, David (cello) / Hamburg Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Franz, Jürgen (flute) / Thiébaud, Nicolas (oboe) / Wachter, Rupert (clarinet) / Künkele, Bernd (horn) / Kunert, Christian (bassoon)
Arranged by David Stromberg=. Recorded 2015.03.30 in Hamburg, NDR Studio Rolf Liebermann.

  • CD — Ars Produktion ARS 38534 [2015]

Stromberg, David (cello) / Wind Quintet
Zahn, Katie (flute) / Matsumura, Emi (oboe) / Borsch, Sebastian (clarinet) / Lentjes, Gregor (horn) / Palmer, Lothar (bassoon)
Arranged by David Stromberg.

  • CD — Klangvotum [2012]
  • CD — New Classsical Adventure NCA 60222/210 [2010] (variation VIII only)

For Viola and Orchestra

Rysanov, Maksim (viola) / Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Tang, Muhai (conductor)
Arranged by Maksim Rysanov. Recorded 2010.02 in Öbrero, Concert Hall.

  • SACD — Bis BIS 1843 [2011]

For Cello and Organ

Kratina, Rudolf (cello) / Fischer, Walter (organ)
Arranger unidentified. Recorded 1916.05.20 in Berlin. Matrix 2 2284/5. Variation VI only.

  • 78 (12") — Parlophon P 2284/5

For Cello and Piano

Földesy, Arnold (cello) / Scholz, Wilhelm (piano)
Recording date unknown. Excerpt.

  • 78 (12") — Homocord B 8246 [1926]

Flachot, Reine (cello) / Martin, Jean (piano)
Recorded 1965.06.26 live in Paris, Theatre des Champs-Elysees.

  • CD — Belle ame CDSMBA 021 [2017]

Fournier, Pierre (cello) / Holetschek, Franz (piano)
Recorded 1958.08.03 live in Salzburg, Mozarteum (cut by bars 30-38 (repetition) and 303-304).

  • CD — Orfeo C 798 091 B [2009]

Fournier, Pierre (cello) / Walter, Naum (piano)
Recorded 1961.05.24 live in Saint Petersburg, Philharmonia Great Hall.

  • CD — St. Laurent Studio YSL 0887 T [2020]

Hekking, Anton (cello) / unidentified pianist
Recorded 1910 (?). Matrix 03845. Variation VI only.

  • 78 (10") — Anker 9038-II

Hekking, Anton (cello) / Pilz, August (piano)
Recorded 1911.03 in Berlin. Matrix xBo 4256. Variation VI only.

  • 78 (10") — Odeon 312470
  • 78 (10") — Odeon A 56205
  • 78 (10") — Odeon O 1802

Piatigorsky, Gregor (cello) / Szreter, Karol (piano)
Recorded 1925.04-05.

  • 78 (12") — Polydor 66168/9

Rose, Leonard (cello) / Wolf, Andrew (piano)
Recorded 1983.08.05 in Prades.

  • CD — Scott Butler LYRCD 073 [1991]

Notes and References

  1. Aleksandr Pavlovich Stogorsky (1910-1987) reconstruction of Tchaikovsky's original score of the variations from was made in the late 1940s, and first published in 1954. There are some differences (notably the absence of repeats) from the version published two years later in the Soviet edition of Tchaikovsky's collected works; it is the latter edition which forms the basis for the other recordings of the original version of the score.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vardai's 2014 recording includes both Tchaikovsky's and Fitzenhagen's versions.
  3. Gendron replaces Tchaikovsky's cadenza with his own.
  4. No source has been yet found in Russian archives to corroborate that a recording of this work by the listed soloist, conductor and orchestra ever took place. It is quite possible that this was a performance by different artists, some or all of whose names were changed by Everest when they issued this LP in 1976.