There is only one recording of Chushingura by Shigeaki Saegusa on file (performed in Japanese)

Conductor Naoto Otomo - 1997(LC)

Orchestra - Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - Tokyo Opera Chorus

Oishi Kuranosuke - Tasuku Naono

Avuginu - Shinobu Sato

Hashimoto Heizvemon - Kazuo Kobayashi

Otsuya - Yuko Kamahora

Okano Kinemon - Ken Nishikiori

Yuguri - Kyoko Akiba

Hokan (Jester) - Chusei Saito

Oishi Chikvra - Akemi Sakamoto

Kanzaki Yogoro - Futoru Katsube

Horibe Yasubei - Akiya Fukushima

Kira Kozukenosuke - Masayuki Kurata

Mistress - Chizuru Mitsuhashi

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Compact Disc; - Sony Classical S3K 60233 {3CDS} (1998); Sony Classical SRCR 1969-71 {3CDS} (Japan) (1998)

Laser Disc - Sony SRLM 2040-1 (Japanese NTSC)

VHS Video Cassette - Sony SHV 60570 (PAL)

(year of issue or re-issue)

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This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera Now - January/February 1999 p.94 [YK]

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Opera News - January 1999 p.70 [PJS]

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Fanfare - Vol.22 No.3 January/February 1999 p.237 (audio) [RT]

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Opéra International - mars 1999 No.233 p.74 (audio) [CG]

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BBC Music Magazine - March 1999 p.93 (video) [MA]

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American Record Guide - January/February 1999 Vol.62 No.1 p.186 (audio) [CHP]

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Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.30 noviembre-diciembre 1998 p.93 (video) [LB]

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Répertoire - No.122 mars 1999 p.58 (audio) [PB]

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CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - No.116 diciembre 1998 p.56 [SV]

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Das Opernglas - Oktober 1998 S.72 (audio) [NE]

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L'opera (Milano) - Anno XIV N.141 giugno 2000 p.99 [MG]

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Comments:- Recorded at performances in the Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo (14, 15 May 1997). The namesof the composer, conductor, and singers are given European fashion (i.e. surnamelast), but those of the characters in the opera are given Japanese fashion (i.e.surname first)

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Abbreviations

(STU), "Studio" Recording

(SE), "Studio" Recording of Excerpts

(STC), Composite "Studio" Recording made up from more than one source

(SCE), Composite "Studio" Recording of Excerpts from more than one source

(LI), "Live" Recording

(LE), "Live" Recording of Excerpts

(LC), "Live" Composite Recording from more than one performance

(LCE), Excerpts from more than one "Live" Performance

(RA), A Radio Performance

(RE), Excerpts from a Radio Performance

(RC), Composite Radio Performance from more than one broadcast

(RCE), Excerpts from more than one broadcast performance

(FI), Film or/and sound track of a film

(FE), Excerpts of an opera from a film or/and the sound track of a film

CELLETTI, Il Teatro d'Opera in Disco by Rodolfo Celletti - Rizzoli - 1988

EJS Discography, EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings - The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-71 by William Shaman, William J. Collins, and Calvin M. Goodwin - GreenwoodPress - 1994

GIUDICI, L'Opera in CD e Video by Elvio Giudici - il Saggiatore Milano - 1995. Second Edition - 1999 - is indicated by (2)

HARRIS, Opera Recordings - A Critical Guide by Kenn Harris - David and Charles - 1973

MARINELLI, Opere in Disco by Carlo Marinelli - Discanto Edizione - 1982

MET, The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera - edited by Paul Gruber - Thames and Hudson - 1993

MET(VID), The Metropolitan Guide to Opera on Video - edited by Paul Gruber - W.W. Norton & Co. Ltd. - 1997

More EJS, More EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings by William Shaman - William J. Collins - Calvin M. Goodwin - Greenwood Press 1999

NEWTON (Verdi), Verdi - Tutti i libretti d'opera edited by Piero Mioli

PENGUIN, The Penguin Guide to Opera on Compact Discs by Edwin Greenfield - Robert Layton - Ivan March - Penguin Books 1993

Discos Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

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