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Recordings and DVDs of musical adaptations of Tolstoy’s works: a select list of British Library holdings

This is a select list of recordings and DVDs of musical adaptations of Leo Tolstoy’s works held by the British Library. The recordings are listed under the titles of Tolstoy's works and they are available via our Listening and Viewing Service in the British Library Reading Rooms.

Anna Karenina / Анна Каренина

Rodion Shchedrin ballet. Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre (conductor Yuri Simonov), 1973. LP
BL ref. 1LP0140919

Rodion Shchedrin ballet. Russian performance featuring Maya Plisetskaya, Alexander Godunov, artists and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre conducted by Yuri Simonov, choreography by Maya Plisetskaya, 1974. DVD
BL ref. 1DVD0004888 

Constant Lambert suite. National Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor Bernard Hermann), 1976. LP
BL ref. 1LP0172402 S1 BD1 DECCA

Rodion Shchedrin ballet - Mikhail Pletnyev (piano), 1978. LP
BL ref. 1CD0148666

Rodion Shchedrin ballet. Gosudarstvennyi akademicheskii simfonicheskii orkestr SSSR (conductor Evgenii Svetlanov), 1979. CD
BL ref. 1CD0116464

Iain Hamilton opera. English National Opera, live BBC broadcast, 1981. Tapes
BL ref. T4048-T4050BW C1

Howard Williams and Michael Oliver discussing Hamilton’s Anna Karenina on Music Weekly
BL ref. NP5021BW C1

Anna Karenina OST Decca Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (1997) – film soundtrack. CD
BL ref. 1CD0118699

Musical drama based on Leo Tolstoy's novel with music from Vladislav Uspensky and libretto by Jotaarrkka Pennanen. Performed by Galina Sidorenko, Alexander Pakhmutov, Danya Kazakov, Alexander Minchenko and the St. Petersburg Conservatory Opera Theatre directed by Alexander Sladkovsky and directed by Ruben Agaronian, 2005. DVD
BL ref. 1DVD0005494

Constant Lambert suite. BBC Concert Orchestra (conductor Rumon Gamba), 2007. CD
BL ref. 1CD0286804 BD6-15 CHANDOS

David Carlson opera. Performed by Pamela Coburn, Rosalind Elias, Robert Gierlach, Kelly Kaduce, Brandon Jovanovich…St Louis Symphony Chorus and Orchestra (conductor Stewart Robertson), 2009. CDs
BL ref. 1CD0297778

Kreutzer Sonata, The / Kрейцерова соната

Janaček, String Quartet No.1, the Kreutzer sonata, 1996. Performed by the Guarneri Quartet. CD
BL ref. 1CD0138383

Janaček, String Quartet 1. Performed by the Škampa Quartet. 1999. CD
BL ref. 1CD0171162  

Janaček, String quartet, No.1 “The Kreutzer sonata”. Performed by the Alban Berg Quartett, 2008. CD
BL ref. 1CD0290022

Resurrection / Воскресение

Franco Alfano opera [Risurrezione]. Dieu de Grace. G. Pederzini. Disc
BL ref. 1CL0022354

Franco Alfano opera. [Risurrezione]. O! non! Non! Gardez-vous de croire! C. Formichi (sung in Italian) Disc
BL ref. 1CS0027910

Franco Alfano opera. [Risurrezione.] Prayer. Mary Garden (Soprano). Disc
BL ref. 9CL0041434

Franco Alfano opera. [Risurrezione.] Dieu de grace. Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano), Standard Symphony Orchestra (conductor Pierre Monteux). Radio broadcast recording, 1948
BL ref. 1SS0005051 

Franco Alfano opera. [Risurrezione]. Performed by Anna di Stasio, Antonio Boyer, Giuseppe Gismondo, Magda Olivero..., Turin RAI Orchestra (conductor Elio Boncompagni), 2002. CDs
BL ref. 1CD0228768

Albert Roussel: Évocations/Résurrection (Symphonic prelude). 1987. CD
BL ref. 1CD0010025

War and Peace / Война и мир

Sergei Prokofiev opera. Performed by Yevgeny Kibkalo, Kira Leonova, Alexander Vedernikov, Galina Vishnevskaia… Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra (conductor Alexander Melik-Pashaev), 1961. CD
BL ref. 1CD0105443 D3 S3 BD1 MELODIYA

Sergei Prokofiev opera. Performed by soloists from Drzavna opera (Belgrade, Serbia), Wiener Kammerchor, Wiener Staatsoper (conductor Werner Janssen). LP
BL ref.1LP0033933

Sergei Prokofiev opera. Performed by English National Opera (conductor Charles Mackerras), 1982
BL ref. C961/25 BD1

Sergei Prokofiev opera. Performed by Galina Vishnevskaia, Lajos Miller, Wieslav Ochman…, Radio France Chorus, Orchestre national de France (conductor Mstislav Rostropovich), 1986. CD
BL ref. 1CD0011361 D1 S1 BD1 ERATO

Sergei Prokofiev opera. Performed by Alexandr Gergalov, Ludmilla Kanunnikova, Vladinir Ognovenko, Jelena Prokina…, Kirov Theatre Chorus and Orchestra of Leningrad (conductor Valery Gergiev), 1991. CD
BL ref. 1CD0050573 D1 S1 BD1 PHILIPS

Sergei Prokofiev Symphonic Suite, 1992. CD
BL ref. 1CD0042991 

Sergei Prokofiev opera. Performed by Kirov Opera chorus and orchestra (conductor Valery Gergiev), 1995. Laserdisc
BL ref. 1LD0000637 PHILIPS

Sergei Prokofiev opera. [La Guerre et la Paix] Performed by Nathan Gunn, Olga Gouriakova..., L'Orchestre et les choeurs de L'Opera National de Paris (conductor Gary Bertini), 2000. DVD
BL ref. 1DVD0008120

Sergei Prokofiev opera. Performed by Ekaterina Morozova, Roderick Williams, Vladimir Ognev, Justin Lavender, Oleg Balachov, Alan Ewing…, Russian Symphonic Capella and Spoleto Festival Orchestra. (conductor Richard Hickox), 2000. CD
BL ref. 1CD0183965  CHANDOS

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