Nine Goethe Songs, Op 6

Date: 1904-5
For: Voice (medium/high) and piano
Published by: Jurgenson 1906
Availability: Recital Publications (1906/1995)
Classical Vocal Reprints


Gritton sop/Tozer 2003 CD Chandos CHAN10093

no. 1
Petersen sop/Springer c.2011 CD Harmonia Mundi HMC902024
Didenko bass/Burnside 2016-17 CD Delphian DCD34177

nos. 1–3, 5, 8, 9
Del Grande bar/Mishakov LP Ecudo 4016

nos. 1, 3–5, 8
Vitale mez/Baur 2001 CD Real Sound RS051-0038

nos. 1–6, 8, 9
Larin ten/Bekova 1999 CD #2,3,4,9 Chandos (vol.1) CHAN9794, #5 (vol.2) CHAN9841, #1,6,8 (vol.3) CHAN9906

no. 2
Rosing ten/St Leger early 1920s 78 Vocalion B-3001 (acoustic; in Russian) download free from

nos. 2, 4, 6
Tritschler ten/Burnside 2016-17 CD Delphian DCD34177

nos. 2, 6, 7, 9
Ivanilova sop/Derzhavina 2005 & 2006/Moscow*, CD Vista Vera VVCD-00209

no. 3
Makushina sop/Medtner 1931 CD St-Laurent (vol.5) YSL 78-023
Ivanilova sop/Berezovsky 2007 CD Mirare MIR059, MIR290
Gringytė mez/Burnside 2016-17 CD Delphian DCD34177

nos. 3, 4
Schwarzkopf sop/Medtner 1950 78 Columbia LX1423 CD EMI CDC7-54839-2† reissued by ArkivMusic, EMI 2175752 22cds, Historic recordings HRCD0007, St-Laurent (vol.6) YSL 78-024, EMI 5-65860-2‡ - nla

no. 4
Ivanilova sop/Milne 2007/Moscow* CD Vista Vera VVCD-00209

no. 5
Savenko bbar/Yampolsky 1995 CD Triton DICC-26049 - nla
Savenko bbar/Berezovsky 2007 CD Mirare MIR059, MIR290
Savenko bbar/Berezovsky 2007/Moscow* CD Vista Vera VVCD-00209
Pogossov bar/Burnside 2016-17 CD Delphian DCD34177

no. 8
Bedi sop/Sobol 1994 CD Cedille 90000 019

Gritton/Tozer perform the whole cycle in the original keys. Larin and Bedi transpose the lower pitched songs up a third. Del Grande transposes some songs down, a task that over-stretches the pianist.

Schwarzkopf/Medtner recordings

† EMI Composers in Person (1993): includes songs by Slobodskaya/Medtner and Makushina/Medtner, the Russian Round-dance by Moiseiwitch/Medtner and some of the Fairy Tales

‡ The Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Songbook (1996): a 3cd compilation with her 14 Medtner songs and numerous transfers of works by other composers

Makushina/Medtner made another unpublished recording of no. 3 for HMV in 1947.

Asawa counterten recorded nos. 2 & 5 with orchestral accompaniment in 1997 CD RCA 68903 - reissued by ArkivMusik, BMG BVCC-31006 - nla

Transcription of Op 6 no 5 for piano solo
by Yevgeny Sudbin, unpublished

Sudbin 2006 CD BIS SACD1588

The 1959 Collected Edition has numerous additional dynamic and expressive markings. There are also some significant detail alterations to the piano accompaniments in songs 1 and 4, and a couple of changes to the vocal part in songs 3 and 5.