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Discography

Serge Koussevitzky

Here is a complete list of compact disc recordings by conductor and double bass virtuoso Serge Koussevitzky. The orchestra is the Boston Symphony unless otherwise indicated. Not all releases are currently "in print", though many are available used through the linked sources.

Koussevitzky recorded several works on more than one occasion. In such cases the year in which the recording was made is listed when known. The Brahms and Prokofieff Concertos with Heifetz have also been issued as a part of the complete 'Heifetz Collection' on RCA, but may not be available apart from the complete set.

Please note that this list represents only a tiny portion of the recordings that Koussevitzky made during his long and distinguished career. Many of his best commercial recordings have not yet been reissued on compact disc. A few may be available on LP from used record dealers. Also, from time to time, you may encounter used copies of "pirate" CDs and LPs of live Koussevitzky performances on such labels as AS Disc, Stradivarius, Eklipse, The Bruno Walter Society, or Rococo. The sound on these releases is generally inferior, but Koussevitzky was never more intense or exciting than in concert. These pirate discs are all well worth having. A separate annotated list of those items is in preparation.

BACH: Brandenburg Concertos, Orchestral Suites
Pearl GEMS 103
Pearl GEMS 103
BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Violin
DE FALLA: Cancione populare españolas 4*
MENDELSSOHN: Song without Words*
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance 7*
VIEUXTEMPS: Ballade and Polonaise*
KREISLER: Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice
Hollywood Bowl Symphony)
Voorhees/Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra*
Jascha Heifetz, violin
Doremi DHR 7725 "Legendary Treasures - Jascha Heifetz Collection Vol 4"
Doremi DHR 7725
BEETHOVEN: Symphonies 3 & 5 ('34)
MOZART: Symphony 40
HAYDN: Symphony 88-finale
SIBELIUS: Symphony 7*
London Philharmonic Orchestra/BBC Symphony Orchestra*
Biddulph WHL 029-30 (2CDs)
Biddulph WHL 029-30
BEETHOVEN: Symphony 5
HARRIS: Symphony 3
LISZT: Episodes from Lenau's Faust
RACHMANINOV: The Isle of the Dead
SIBELIUS: Symphony 7*
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony 5
Boston Symphony/BBC Symphony*
EMI Great Conductors of the 20th century CZS575118-2 (2CDs)
EMI CZS575118-2
BEETHOVEN: Symphony 6
STRAUSS: Vienna Blood & Voices of Spring Waltzes
with Koussevitzky's complete double bass recordings
Biddulph WHL 019
Biddulph WHL 019
BEETHOVEN: Symphony 9
Charles Cambon, Janine Micheau, Solange Michel, Georges Jouatte
L'O.R.T.F. Chorus & Orchestra
Archipel 53
Archipel 53
BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture, Damnation of Faust (3 orchestral excerpts), Harold in Italy
William Primrose, viola
Biddulph WHL 028
Biddulph WHL 028
BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy ('44)
with Sonata for Viola
William Primrose, viola
Doremi DHR 7708 "Legendary Treasures - William Primrose Collection Vol 1"
Doremi DHR 7708
BRAHMS: Concerto for Violin
BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Violin (Toscanini/NBC Symphony)
Jascha Heifetz, violin
Naxos Historical 8.110936
Naxos Historical 8.110936
BRAHMS: Concerto for Violin
with Double Concerto (Heifetz, Feuermann, Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra)
Jascha Heifetz, violin
Biddulph LAB 041
Biddulph LAB 041
BRAHMS: Concerto for Violin
with Double Concerto (Heifetz, Feuermann, Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra)
Jascha Heifetz, violin
IDIS 6382
IDI 6382
BRAHMS: Concerto for Violin
PROKOFIEFF: Concerto for Violin 2
SARASATE: Zigeunerweisen*
SAINT-SAËNS: Havanaise, Introduction and Rondo capriccioso*
VIEUXTEMPS: Concerto for Violin 4*
WIENIAWSKI: Concerto for Violin 2*
WALTON: Concerto for Violin (Goossens/Cincinnati Symphony)
Jascha Heifetz, violin
Barbirolli/London Symphony*
Pearl GEMM CDS 9167 (2CDs) "Jascha Heifetz Concerto Recordings, Vol 2"
Pearl GEMM CDS 9167
BRAHMS: Symphonies 3 ('45) & 4 ('39)
Pearl GEMM CD 9237
Pearl GEMM CD 9237
DEBUSSY: La Mer
RAVEL: Daphnis & Chloé Suite 2 ('28), Mother Goose Suite ('30)
SATIE-DEBUSSY: Gymnopedie 1 ('30)
DEBUSSY-RAVEL: Danse
FAURE: Élégie
Jean Bedetti, cello
Pearl GEMM CD 9090 (Review)
Pearl GEMM CD 9090
GRIEG: "Våren" The Last Spring ('50)
with Violin Sonata 3 (Kreisler/Rachmaninoff), Album Leaf (Elman), String Quartet (Budapest)
RCA 61826
RCA 61826
HARRIS: Symphonies 1 & 3
FOOTE: Suite for Strings
McDONALD: San Juan Capistrano
COPLAND: El salón México
Pearl GEMM CD 9492
Pearl GEMM CD 9492
KHACHATURIAN: Concerto for Piano
BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Piano 2 (Golschmann/NBC Symphony)
BRAHMS: Intermezzo
RACHMANINOV: Morceaux de fantaisies
SHOSTAKOVICH: Preludes
William Kapell, piano
Pearl GEMM CD 9277
Pearl GEMM CD 9277
KHACHATURIAN: Piano Concerto
PROKOFIEFF: Piano Concerto 3 (Doráti/Dallas)
LISZT: Mephisto Waltz
William Kapell, piano
RCA 60921 "William Kapell Edition Vol. 4"
RCA 60921
MOZART: Concerto for Violin 4
RAVEL: Tzigane*
BACH: Suite for Orchestra 3 "Air"*
DINICU: Hora staccato*
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Flight of the Bumblebee*
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: Paraphrase on Rossini's "Largo al factotum"*
CHAUSSON: Poeme*
SARASATE: Spanish Dance "Zapateado"*
GRIEG: Sonata for Violin**
GRAINGER: Irish Tune from County Derry "Danny Boy"**
Traditional: Gweedore Brae***
Voorhees/Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra*
Emanuel Bay, piano**
Armbruster/Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra***
Jascha Heifetz, violin
Cembal d'Amour 120 "Heifetz - Never Before Released & Rare Live Recordings Vol 4"
Cembal d'Amour 120
MOZART: Symphonies 26 ('46), 29 ('37) & 40 ('34 - London Symphony)
Lys 142
Lys 142
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an exhibition ('30), Night on the Bare Mountain ('48)
Centurion Classics 2104
Centurion Classics 2104
PROKOFIEFF: Concerto for Violin 2
GRUENBERG: Concerto for Violin (Monteux/San Francisco Symphony)
Naxos Historical 8.110942 (Review)
Naxos Historical 8.110942
PROKOFIEFF: Concerto for Violin 2
SIBELIUS: Concerto for Violin (Beecham/London Philharmonic)
STRAUSS: Violin Sonata (Arpad Sandor)
Jascha Heifetz, violin
Biddulph LAB 018
Biddulph LAB 018
PROKOFIEFF: Concerto for Violin 2 ('49)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto for Violin (Steinberg/Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Jascha Heifetz, violin
Cembal d'Amour 115 "Heifetz - Never Before Released & Rare Live Recordings Vol 2"
Cembal d'Amour 115
PROKOFIEFF: Symphony 1 ('29), Love for 3 Oranges March & Scherzo ('29 & '36), Lt. Kije Suite, Peter and the Wolf
Richard Hale, narrator
Pearl GEMM CD 9487
Pearl GEMM CD 9487
PROKOFIEFF: Symphonies 1 ('45) & 5, Buffoon-finale, Roméo & Juliet Suite 2 (excerpts)
RCA 61657
RCA 61657
PROKOFIEFF: Symphonies 1 ('45) & 5, Buffoon-finale, Roméo & Juliet Suite 2 (excerpts)
Lys 290
Lys 290
PROKOFIEFF: Symphony 1 ('45) & 5, Tale of the Buffoon "Chout"
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony 9
TCHAIKOVSKY: Francesca da Rimini
Biddulph WHL058
Biddulph WHL058
RACHMANINOV: Concerto for Piano 3 ('50)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto for Piano 1*
Vladimir Horowitz, piano
Hollywood Bowl Symphony
William Steinberg*
Music & Arts CD-4963
Music & Arts CD-4963
RACHMANINOV: Concerto for Piano 3
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition
Vladimir Horowitz, piano
Koussevitzky/Los Angeles Philharmonic
Urania 191
Urania 191
RAVEL: Boléro ('30), Daphnis & Chloé Suite #2 ('45), La Valse
DEBUSSY-RAVEL: Sarabande
MOUSSORGSKY-RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition
RCA 61392
RCA 61392
RAVEL: Boléro ('30)
with versions by
Charles Munch/Boston Symphony
Isao Tomita, synthesizer
Jacques Fray & Mario Braggiotti, pianos
Serge Koussevitzky/Boston Symphony
Nat Shilkret & His Orchestra (arranged as a fox-trot)
Morton Gould, piano
Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops Orchestra
Canadian Brass
Evelyn Glennie, percussion (w/ National Philharmonic)
Eduardo Mata/Dallas Symphony
RCA 63670
RCA 63670
SCHUMANN: Symphony 1
SCHUBERT: Symphony 8 ('36)
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony 4 ('35)
Pearl GEMM CD 9037
Pearl GEMM CD 9037
SCHUMANN: Symphony 1 "Spring"
Concerto for Cello (de Machula/Furtwängler/Berlin Philharmonic)
Manfred Overture (Schuricht/London Symphony)
Centurion 2099
RCA 60920
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony 8
PROKOFIEFF: Romeo and Juliet
RACHMANINOV: The Isle of the Dead, 14 Songs
KOUSSEVITZKY: Chanson triste, Concerto for Double Bass
Bernard Zighera, piano
Biddulph WHL 045 "Koussevitzky conducts Russian Music"
Biddulph WHL 045
SIBELIUS: Symphonies 2, 5 & 7*, Maiden with the Roses from Swanwhite, Tapiola, Pohjola's Daughter
BBC Symphony*
Pearl GEMM CDS 9408 (2CDs)
Pearl GEMM CDS 9408
STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Biddulph WHL 054
Biddulph WHL 054
STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Ein Heldenleben (Mengelberg/New York Philharmonic)
Don Quixote (Alfred Wallenstein, Beecham/New York Philharmonic)
Death & Transfiguration (Stokowski/Philadelphia)
Aus Italien - 3rd mvt (Stock/Chicago)
RCA 60929 (2CDs)
RCA 60929
STRAVINSKY: Pétrouchka Suite, Apollo-pas de deux, Song of the Volga Boatmen, Capriccio
MOUSSORGSKY-RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition
Pearl GEMM CD 9020
Pearl GEMM CD 9020
STRAVINSKY: Pétrouchka Suite, Apollo-pas de deux
RAVEL: Daphnis & Chloé Suite 2 ('28)
with the complete acoustic recordings of Karl Muck and the Boston Symphony
BSO Classics 171002
BSO Classics 171002
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony 4 ('49)
Symphony 5 ('43)
Symphony 6 ('46)
Music & Arts CD-1138 Live performances
Music & Arts CD-1138
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony #6
Roméo & Juliet
RCA 60920
RCA 60920
VIVALDI: Concerto Grosso in d, Op. 3/11
CORELLI: Suite for String Orchestra
H. CASADESUS (attrib. CPE BACH): Concerto in D for Orchestra
HANDEL: Larghetto from Concerto Grosso, Op. 6/12 & "Oh Sleep, why dost thou leave me" from Semele
MOZART: "Ach, Ich fuehls" from The Magic Flute
SCHUBERT: Ballet Music #2 from Rosamunde
LISZT: Mephisto Waltz #1
Traditional (arr. Koussevitzky): Fair Harvard
GRIEG: The Last Spring ('40)
Dorothy Maynor, soprano
Pearl GEMM CD 9179 (Review) "The Art of Serge Koussevitzky"
Pearl GEMM CD 9179



BEETHOVEN: Symphony 8
BERLIOZ: Le carnaval romain Overture
BRAHMS: Concerto for Violin
COPLAND: Appalachian Spring Suite
DEBUSSY: La mer
FAURÉ: Pelléas et Mélisande
HANSON: Symphony 3
HARRIS: Symphony 3
HAYDN: Symphony 102
MOZART: Symphony 34
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on the Bare Mountain
PROKOFIEFF: Symphony 5
RACHMANINOV: Symphony 3, The Isle of the Dead
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite 2
SCHUBERT: Symphony 8
SCHUMANN: Symphony 1
SCRIABIN: Symphony 4
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony 9
SIBELIUS: Symphony 7, Tapiola
STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony 4
Maestro History (Celebre) 205259 (10CDs) "Maestro Risoluto"
Maestro History (Celebre) 205259
Trumpet