Discography of Busoni's piano concerto op. 39

The list is cronological with respect to date of recording.

I welcome any additions or corrections.

Year Date Pianist Cover Label Reference Comments
1936 23 November

Egon Petri

Frankfurt a.M. Radio Orchestra
Hans Rosbaud, conductor
or lost
Live recording

A 22 June 1932 live recording of the
4. movement by the same team is
included on Arbiter 134. Only the 4.
movement was performed at that
1948 3, 4 January

Noel Mewton-Wood

BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Men's Chorus
Thomas Beecham, conductor
Beecham Series
SOMMB15 Live recording
1956 15, 16 January

Gunnar Johansen

Männerchor des Norddeutschen Rundfunks
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, conductor
Music & Arts CD-1163 Live recording
1966 7 February

Pietro Scarpini

The Cleveland Orchestra and Men's Chorus
George Szell, conductor
WQXR recording
Live recording

Broadcast by New York's WQXR on 10 July 1966

Arbiter has indicated a CD release of this
1966 Between
2-9 May

John Ogdon

London Symphony Orchestra
Men's voices of the John Alldis Choir
Jascha Horenstein, conductor
BBC recording
Live recording

The recording is available for download.
1967 20, 22, 26, 29 June

John Ogdon

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Men's voices of the John Alldis Choir
Daniell Revenaugh, conductor
EMI CDM 7 69850 2
1985 28 February

Boris Bloch

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Singkreis der Engardiner Kantorei
Kammerchor Seminar Zürich
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
APO 86106 (LP) Live recording
1986 October

Volker Banfield

Symphonieorchester und Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Lutz Herbig, conductor
CPO 999 017-2
1988 5 August

Peter Donohoe

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Men's voices of the BBC Singers
Mark Elder, conductor
EMI CDC 7 49996 2 Live recording

"The event marks for me one of the most
satisfying concerts of my professional life."
(Peter Donohoe)

"As electrifying as you're ever likely to hear "
(Gramophone, April 1992)
1989 4 February

Garrick Ohlsson

The Cleveland Orchestra and Men's Chorus
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Telarc CD-80207
1989 February

Viktoria Postnikova

Orchestre National de France
Chœur de Radio France
Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor
Erato 2292-45478-2 Extremely broad tempi are applied -
at 89:25 this recording is 21 minutes
slower than Johansen's.
1989 September

Giovanni Battel

Warmia National Orchestra
Coro Accademico di Olsztyn
Silvano Frontalini, conductor
Bongiovanni GB5509/10-2
1990 8-13 February

David Lively

Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks Baden-Baden
Herrenchor des Freiburger Vokalensembles
Michael Gielen, conductor
Koch International CD 311 160 H1
1990 May

François-Joël Thiollier

Orchestre Philharmonique et Chœur de Nice
Chœur de l'Opera de Nice
Michael Schønwandt, conductor
Kontrapunkt 32057
1999 20, 21 June

Marc-André Hamelin

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Men's voices of The City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Mark Elder, conductor
Hyperion CDA67143
2000 ?

Ernest Hall

Sheffield Symphony Orchestra
Halifax Choral Society
John Longstaff, conductor
SSO 4 Live recording
2001 31 March

Marc-André Hamelin

Lathi Symphony Orchestra
YL Male Voice choir
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Youtube n/a Live recording

Hyperion DVDA68000 includes the
4. movement of this performance.
2005 28 June

Robert Leonardy

Saarländisches Staatsorchester Saarbrücken
Leonid Grin, conductor
LEICO-music LEICO-9353 Live recording

Busoni's version with four movements.
2008 17 January

Pietro Massa

Neubrandenburger Philharmonie und Chor
Ernst Senff Chor Berlin
Stefan Malzew, conductor
Genuin GEN 88122 Live recording
2009 8-9 March

Roberto Cappello

Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma
Corale Luca Marenzio
Francesco La Vecchia, conductor
Naxos 8.572523

Discography prepared with thanks to the Wikipedia article.

Established 26 November 2011. Latest update 31 December 2014.

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