Dear ladies & gentlemen,
I have just been in Moscow where I was able to purchase a complete
recording of Tchaikovsky's earliest opera, "Voyevoda".
Now, I'd like to ask whether somebody knows if there is a recording
available of his opera "Wakula the Smith" in its original score (and not
the later version under the name "Cherevichky", of which I'm happy to
already have a record, too).
With many thanks in advance,
There actually is a recording of Vakula the Smith, but unfortunately it
is not available commercially. The BBC recorded it specially for their
Tchaikovsky Experience series that was broadcast on BBC Radio a few years
ago. They also recorded the original version of the Winter Daydreams
symphony, the second (1870) version of Romeo and Juliet, and several other
first recordings of piano pieces, songs and choral works.
I think we will all have to petition the BBC to make these recordings
available to buy. I find it hard to believe that no-one in the BBC’s
marketing department has hit on this idea yet.
Thank you very much for the very interesting news. I also think that it
would be a very good idea to petition the BBC in order that they would
sell some copies of their recordings.
In my opinion, his forum would be an excellent place in order to open
an online signature collection, for I can imagine, that many participants
(if not most...) of this forum could be very interested in such
With best regards,