Discography

Discography by Work and Chronology

– This list is comprehensive to the best of my knowledge and is greatly informed by Jory Bennett’s List of Works published in The Memoirs of Ethel Smyth, abridged and introduced by Ronald Crichton (Middlesex, England: Viking, 1987.)  Any errors or omissions are my own, and suggestions for inclusion in this list are greatly appreciated.

            — Amy Zigler


Cello Sonata in C minor (1880, unpublished)

  • Chamber Music & Lieder, Vol. 4, Maarten Koningsberger, Kelvin Grout, FriedemannKupsa, Anna Silova. Troubadisc. TRO-CD 01417. 1997. CD.

Piano Trio in D minor (1880, unpublished)

  • Ethel Smyth, Impressions That Remain, Chagall Trio. Meridian Records – CDE 84286. 2009. CD.

Various Piano Works (unpublished)

  • Ethel Smyth, Liana Serbescu – Complete Piano Works. CPO 999 327-2. 1995. 2 CDs.

Short Chorale Preludes (composed ca. 1884, published by Novello, 1913)

  • Deferred Voices: Organ Music by Women; Rakich, organ. AFKA Records. SK-527. 1993. CD.

String Quintet in E, Op. 1 (1884)

  • Chamber Music Vols. 1 & 2, Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet, Celine Dutilly, piano. Troubadisc. TRO-CD 01403. 1990. 2 CDs.

Ethel Smyth, String Quartet, String Quintet, Mannheimer String Quartet, Joachim Griesheimer. CPO 999 352-2. 2000. CD.

  • Great Women Composers [box set]. CPO 999 914-2. 2002. 6 CDs.

Lieder &Balladen, Op. 3 (1886)

  • Chamber Music & Lieder, Vol. 4, Maarten Koningsberger, Kelvin Grout, FriedemannKupsa, Anna Silova. Troubadisc. TRO-CD 01417. 1997. CD.

Lieder, Op. 4 (1886)

  • Chamber Music & Lieder, Vol. 4, Maarten Koningsberger, Kelvin Grout, FriedemannKupsa, Anna Silova. Troubadisc. TRO-CD 01417. 1997. CD.

Cello Sonata, Op. 5 (1887)

  • Chamber Music Vols. 1 & 2, Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet, Celine Dutilly, piano. Troubadisc. TRO-CD 01403. 1990. 2 CDs.
  • Ethel Smyth, Impressions That Remain, Chagall Trio. Meridian Records – CDE 84286. 2009. CD.
  • Seven Sisters: Chamber Music by British Women. Ambache. AMB 6005. 2015. CD.

Violin Sonata, Op. 7 (1887)

  • Chamber Music Vols. 1 & 2, Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet, Celine Dutilly, piano. Troubadisc. TRO-CD 01403. 1990. 2 CDs.
  • Ethel Smyth, Impressions That Remain, Chagall Trio. Meridian Records – CDE 84286. 2009. CD.
  • British Women Composers: Works for Violin & Piano; Smyth, Machonchy, Poldowski, Tate, Barns; Clare Howick, violin, Sophia Rahman, piano. Naxos 8.572291. 2010. CD.
  • Der Mannernebenburtig: Farrenc, Smyth, Viardot-Garcia, Boulanger; Irnberger, violin, Moser, piano. Gramola 98966. 2012. CD.

Serenade in D (1889)

  • Ethel Smyth, Sophie Langdon, Richard Watkins, BBC Philharmonic, Odaline de la Martinez – Concerto for Violin, Horn & Orchestra – Serenade in D. Chandos – CHAN 9449. 1996. CD.

Overture to Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra (1889)

[no commercial recording available]

Mass in D (1891)

Fantasio (1898)

  • [no commercial recording available]

Der Wald (1901)

  • [no commercial recording available]

The Wreckers (1906)

  • Music of the Four Countries: MacCunn, Smyth, Harty, German, Gibson. EMI Studio CDM 7692062. 1988. CD.  (Overture only)
  • Ethel Smyth, BBC Philharmonic, Odaline de la Martinez – The Wreckers. Conifer Classics – 75605 51250 2. 1994. 2 CDs.
  • British Orchestral Music: Holst, Bridge, Bliss, Vaughan-Williams, Harty, Smythe [sic]. Symposium Records 1202. 2000. CD.  (Overture only, originally recorded in 1930)

Four Songs for mezzo soprano or baritone and chamber ensemble (1908)

  • Chamber Music & Lieder Vol. 3, Melinda Paulsen, Angela Gassenhuber, Franz Draxinger, Celine Dutilly. Troubadisc. TRO-CD 01405. 1992. CD.
  • My Own Country: Songs & Music by Quilter, Warlock, Bridge, and Smyth. Meridian Records. CDE 84583. 2009. CD.

Hey Nonny No (1910)

  • [no commercial recording available]

Sleepless Dreams (Nacht) (1910)

  • [no commercial recording available]

Songs of Sunrise: Laggard Dawn, 1910, The March of the Women (1911)

String Quartet in E minor (1901-1912)

  • Chamber Music Vols. 1 & 2, Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet, Celine Dutilly, piano. Troubadisc. TRO-CD 01403. 1990. 2 CDs.
  • Ethel Smyth, String Quartet, String Quintet, Mannheimer String Quartet, Joachim Griesheimer. CPO 999 352-2. 2000. CD.

Great Women Composers [box set]. CPO 999 914-2. 2002. 6 CDs.

  • Smyth, Beach, and Spain-Dunk, Archaeus Quartet. Lorelt LNT 114. 2003. CD.
  • Melomania: String Quartets by Women Composers. Troubadisc. TRO-CD01418. 2012. CD.

Three Moods of the Sea (1913)

  • Chamber Music & Lieder, Vol. 4, Maarten Koningsberger, Kelvin Grout, FriedemannKupsa, Anna Silova. Troubadisc. TRO-CD 01417. 1997. CD.

Three Songs (1913)

  • Chamber Music & Lieder Vol. 3, Melinda Paulsen, Angela Gassenhuber, Franz Draxinger, Celine Dutilly. Troubadisc. TRO-CD 01405. 1992. CD.
  • In Praise of Woman: 150 Years of English Women Composers. Hyperion CDA66709. 1994. CD.  (“Possession” only)

The Boatswain’s Mate (1914)

  • Ethel SmythEiddwenHarrhyPlymouth Festival Chorus & OrchestraPhilip Brunelle ‎– Mass In D. Virgin Classics – VC 7 91188-2. 1991. CD.  (Mrs. Water’s Aria only)
  • Overtures from the British Isles, Vol. 2; BBC National Orchestra of Wales, RumonGamba. Chandos – CHAN 10898. 2016. CD.  (Overture only)
  • Ethel Smyth, The Boatswain’s Mate, Nadine Benjamin, Edward Lee, Jeremy Huw Williams, Lontano Ensemble, Odaline de la Martinez. Retrospect Opera RO001. 2017. 2 CDs.

Fête Galante (1922)

  • [recording forthcoming from Retrospect Opera]

Entente Cordiale (1924)

  • [no commercial recording available]

Two Interlinked French Folk Melodies for orchestra, from Entente Cordiale (1924)

  • I Love My Love. Albion Records. ALBCD032. 2017. CD.  (Originally recorded in 1939)
  • Entente Cordiale: Lecocq, Franck, Smyth and more; City of Prague Philharmonia Orchestra, Sutherland. White Line. CD WHL 2147. 2003. CD.

Concerto in A for Horn, Violin, and Orchestra (1926)

  • Chamber Music & Lieder Vol. 3, Melinda Paulsen, Angela Gassenhuber, Franz Draxinger, Celine Dutilly. Troubadisc. TRO-CD 01405. 1992. CD.
  • Ethel Smyth, Sophie Langdon, Richard Watkins, BBC Philharmonic, Odaline de la Martinez – Concerto for Violin, Horn & Orchestra – Serenade in D. Chandos – CHAN 9449. 1996. CD.
  • OthmarSchoeck, Charles Koechlin, Ethel Smyth, Marie LuiseNeunecker – Horn Concertos. Koch Schwann – 3-6412-2. 1998. CD.
  • Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Ethyl [sic] Smyth, Gershwin, Elena Urioste – Samuel Barber Violin Concerto plus Violin Works by Amy Beach, Ethyl [sic] Smyth and Gershwin. BBC Music – BBCMM416. 2017. CD.
  • EntArteOpera Festival: Violin and Double Concertos – Smyth, Kapralova, Hartmann, Martinu, Irnberger, Salomon, Sieghart. Gramola 99098. 2018. 2 CDs.

Variations on Bonny Sweet Robin (1928)

  • [no commercial recording available]

The Prison (1930)

  • [Recording forthcoming, 2019]