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
Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
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
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Beecham Series
SOMMB15 Live recording
1956 15, 16 January

Gunnar Johansen

NDR Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Music & Arts CD-1163 Live recording
1966 7 February

Pietro Scarpini

Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: George Szell
WQXR recording
Live recording

Broadcast by New York's WQXR on 10 July 1966
1966 Between
2-9 May

John Ogdon

London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jascha Horenstein
BBC recording
Live recording
1967 20, 22, 26, 29 June

John Ogdon

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Daniell Revenaugh
EMI CDM 7 69850 2
1985 28 February

Boris Bloch

Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Aperto APO 86106
1986 October

Volker Banfield

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conductor: Lutz Herbig
CPO 999 017-2
1988 5 August

Peter Donohoe

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Mark Elder
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
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi
Telarc CD-80207
1989 February

Viktoria Postnikova

Orchestre National de France
Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
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
Conductor: Silvano Frontalini
Bongiovanni GB5509/10-2
1990 8-13 February

David Lively

SWF Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Koch International CD 311 160 H1
1990 May

François-Joël Thiollier

Nice Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Schønwandt
Kontrapunkt 32057
1999 20, 21 June

Marc-André Hamelin

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Mark Elder
Hyperion CDA67143 .
2000 ?

Ernest Hall

Sheffield Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: John Longstaff
SSO 4 Live recording
2001 31 March

Marc-André Hamelin

Lathi Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Youtube n/a Live recording

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

Robert Leonardy

Saarländisches Staatsorchester Saarbrücken
Conductor: Leonid Grin
LEICO-music LEICO-9353 Live recording

Busoni's version with four movements.
2008 19 January

Pietro Massa

Neubrandenburger Philharmonie
Conductor: Stefan Malzew
Genuin GEN 88122 Live recording
2009 8-9 March

Roberto Cappello

Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma
Conductor: Francesco La Vecchia
Naxos 8.572523

Discography prepared with thanks to the Wikipedia article.

Last update 18 December 2011.

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