Kitajenko's extensive discography comprises not only symphonic compositions by Richard Strauss, Brahms, S. Wagner or Russian composers among others but also operas and contemporary music. Most of these are recorded live performances. His discography reflects the five most important stages in his career with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne.
The Nutcracker and Divertimento from Le baiser de la fée
Marking the 30th year of their unique collaboration the Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra and their honorary conductor Dimitri Kitaenko are releasing their 30th CD together at the end of October 2016. Once again turning their attention to Russian composers, this CD (OehmsClassics OC 448) features the complete ballet music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and the Divertimento from Stravinsky’s Le baiser de la fée.
Iolanta – Opera by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Iolanta is Dimitri Kitaenko and the Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra's first opera recording. High carat soloists such as Olesya Golovneva, Alexander Vinogradov, Andrei Bondarenko, Vladislav Sulimsky and Dmytro Popov make this a real treat, meeting with national – and international – acclaim. The jewel in the crown of the Tchaikovsky cycle!
Complete Rachmaninoff Symphonic cycle
Once again the Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra and their honorary conductor Dimitri Kitaenko have completed a symphonic cycle on OehmsClassics. The complete cycle of Rachmaninoff symphonies are, like their other cycles, considered reference recordings. The three symphonies are complemented with the addition of the Symphonic Dances op. 45, Vocalise in C-sharp minor op. 34 No. 14 with the exceptional Valer Sabadus, and the symphonic poem The Rock op. 7.
Complete recording of the symphonies of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
After several highly praised and award-winning CD projects in collaboration with the Cologne orchestra, Dmitri Kitaenko embarked in May 2010 on a new project to record the entirety of Tchaikovsky's symphonies on OehmsClassics. The following recordings ... (more)
Sergej Prokofjew: The Symphonies
"For me, Prokofiev is the most Russian of all composers: he belongs entirely to Russia - with heart, mind and soul. He comes from a wealthy family in the Ukraine, from a town called Sonzowka - the sunny village. And, true enough, he was born in a place where the sun is predominant. And he became a sunny composer." (more...)
Dmitri Schostakowitsch: The Symphonies
In spring 2002, the Gürzenich Orchestra began its largest CD project up to now: in only two years, Dmitrij Kitajenko and the Gürzenich Orchestra have recorded all 15 symphonies of Dmitri Schostakowitsch for the record company Capriccio, both in the studio and in concert, and these are to be released right on time for his 100th birthday in the year 2006. (more...)