Gražina Ručytė-Landsbergienė

Sound recordings
Sound recordings

Gražina Ručytė-Landsbergienė is one of the most prominent Lithuanian pianists-concertmasters of our time. She has performed together with almost all famous Lithuanian vocalists and also with some international musicians. The pianist has deeply matured skills in interpretation: the perfect sound of the instrument and the duo of the voice and the instrument.

Gražina Ručytė-Landsbergienė was born in 1930, Anykščiai. In 1938, only eight years old, she was already on the stage: she was accompanying to the male voice choir of her home town. In 1948 she graduated from the Gymnasium for Girls in Panevėžys; she also studied at the Music School of Panevėžys. In 1948 – 49 she studied part time at the Kaunas Conservatoire. While still a student she accompanied famous soloists:  Aleksandra Staškevičiūtė and Juozas Babravičius.

In 1949 deportation to Siberia interrupted the pianist’s studies and concerts. She lived in exile for almost nine years (Olkhon Island, the Baikal, Zima, Irkutsk and Sverdlovsk). However, even there she did not stop studying music: in 1950 – 52 she studied at the Music School of Irkutsk, in 1954 –1957, at the Sverdlovsk Conservatoire. After having returned to Lithuania, she studied piano at the Lithuanian State Conservatoire with Prof. Balys Dvarionas in 1957 – 59; she graduated with distinction.

In 1958 – 1985, Ručytė-Landsbergienė worked as an accompanist at the Lithuanian Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre helping the soloists to prepare their roles in all productions. Since 1989 she has been teaching piano and accompanying at the Lithuanian State Conservatoire (now Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre). Since 1990, she has been Associated Professor at the LMTA and Professor, since 1999.

The pianist has given over 400 concerts with various soloists: Virgilijus Noreika, Gražina Apanavičiūtė, Antanas Kučingis, Vaclovas Daunoras, Giedrė Kaukaitė, Regina Maciūtė, Judita Leitaitė, Regina Tumalevičiūtė, Birutė Almonaitytė, Bronius Tamašauskas, Gintarė Skerytė, Algirdas Janutas, German singer Peter Schreier and others. She has given concerts in Sweden, Germany, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, USA, Australia and former USSR. She has recorded ten records.

Lithuanian Composers

Feliksas Bajoras

Suite of Stories

The Birch Has Grown

I have Ridden All Day

Deaf Forest (Prayer)

Rearing Mother

Ritaujoja, Sister


Where Is the Father's Granary


Oh, My God

Animals and People




Vytautas Barkauskas

Far, far beyond the Nemunelis, harmonization of Lithuanian folk song

Justinas Bašinskas

The Rivulet Flows

Vocal cycle „Owl's Hour”

Algimantas Bražinskas

Lament and Sacrifice

Konstancija Brundzaitė

Two laments

M. Bukša

Loneliness again

Balys Dvarionas


A Starlet

Juozas Gruodis


The Sea and the Girls


Spring Night in Berlin

Eternal Piligrim



In the Autumn stillness

Mother-in-law's song, harmonization of Lithuanian folk song




The Guelder-Rose Grew


It Is So Quiet All Around, L.Gira


Why Such Longing Here

I Had a Daydream



I will Blossom like the Wormwood

Oh, upon the Hill (Ulijona), folk song

Juozas Indra

Your Song

Jurgis Juozapaitis

”I will Blossom like the Wormwood”, vocal cycle

Vytautas Jurgutis

A Soldier's letters

Vocal cycle „Ciurlionis Sketchbook”

Julius Juzeliūnas

Eight Lithuanian Folk Sutartines

Aleksandras Kačanauskas

In the windrows

How Lovely

Juozas Karosas

I wandered the birch grove, harmonization of Lithuanian folk song

Mikas Petrauskas

Clearing the forest, harmonization of Lithuanian folk song

Stasys Šimkus

Father went to the green forest, harmonization of Lithuanian folk song

Is That Hut Mossgrown

Anatolijus Šenderovas

Songs of Shulamith

Four Poems of Sigitas Geda

Juozas Tallat-Kelpša

Worrying mother, harmonization of Lithuanian folk song

Not the speckled little falcons

Voice and Piano

Leonard Bernstein


Johannes Brahms

„Den blaues Augen"

„Am Sontagmorgen"


„Dort in den Weiden"


„Vergebliches Standchen"

„Wie Melodien zieht es mir"

Ernest Chausson

Moths, words by Theophile Gautier


Chanson perpetuelle

Le Temps des lilas

Salvatore D'Esposito

„Anema e core"

Guy D'Hardelot


Claude Debussy

The Son of Spring

Gabriel Faure

The butterfly and the violet, words by Victor Hugo

Reinhold Glier

Longing for Love, words by M.Lochvicka

Joseph Haydn

Sailors Song, words by A.Hunter

Jules Massenet

Charlotte's letter scene and the aria from the opera "Werther"

Olivier Messiaen

”Harawi, Chant d'Amour et de Mort”

Modest Moussorgsky

The children's room, words by Modest Moussorgsky

Gopak, words by Taras Shevchenko

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Despina's aria from the opera "Cosi fan tutte "

Joaquin Nin

Canto andalus. El Vivo, words anonym


„Las Machas Madrilenas"

Francis Poulenc

"Fleurs" from the song cycle "Fiancailles pour rire"

Sergei Rachmaninov

I fell in love with my sadness, words by Taras Shevchenko

Maurice Ravel

Deux melodies hebraiques

Franz Schubert

Salve Regina

Love's messenger, words by Ludwig Relstab

Winterreise, vocal cycle, words by Wilhelm Muller

Aleksandr Spendiarov

The rose

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Had I known, words by Aleksey Tolstoy

On the yellowing fields, words by Aleksey Tolstoy

Giuseppe Verdi

Procida's aria from the opera "I vespri Siciliani"

Solo Works

Feliksas Bajoras

Variations for Piano based on the folk song Mother Raised Me

Works for Cello and Piano

Franz Schubert

Sonata „Arpeggione”

Works for Violin and Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata No. 5, in F Major, op. 24

J.Gruodis Poppies

B. Dvarionas Pušys // Pine-trees

Francesco Paolo Tosti - La Serenata

Concert at the Olivier Messiaen festival, Lithuanian National Philharmonic, 12 02 1998

Olivier Messiaen ”Harawi, Chant d'Amour et de Mort”

1. La ville qui dormait, toi

2. Bonjour toi, colombe verte

3. Montagnes

4. Doundou Tchil

5. L'Amour de Piroutcha

6. Repetition planetaire

7. Adeu

8. Syllabes

9. L'escalier redit, gestes du soleil

10. Amour, oiseau d'etoile

11. Katchi katchi les etoiles

12. Dans le noir

Regina Maciute - soprano