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Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin

Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin (Russian: Фёдор Ива́нович Шаля́пин, tr. Fyodor Ivanovich Shalyapin, IPA: [ˈfʲɵdər ɪˈvanəvʲɪtɕ ʂɐˈlʲapʲɪn]; February 13 [O.S. February 1] 1873 – April 12, 1938) was a Russian opera singer. Possessing a deep and expressive bass voice, he enjoyed an important international career at major opera houses and is often credited with establishing the tradition of naturalistic acting in his chosen art form.

During the first phase of his career, Chaliapin endured direct competition from three other great basses: the powerful Lev Sibiriakov (1869–1942), the more lyrical Vladimir Kastorsky (1871–1948), and Dmitri Buchtoyarov (1866–1918), whose voice was intermediate between those of Sibiriakov and Kastorsky. The fact that Chaliapin is far and away the best remembered of this magnificent quartet of rival basses is a testament to the power of his personality, the acuteness of his musical interpretations, and the vividness of his performances.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 13th, 1873 (Kazan), Died April 12th, 1938 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: bass vocal, arranger, translator, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26100 10-in. 1/30/1922 In the town of Kazàn Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor BVE-26100 10-in. 3/16/1927 In the town of Kazàn Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-26101 12-in. 1/30/1922 Farewell of Boris Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-26102 12-in. 1/30/1922 La calunnia Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor CVE-26102 12-in. 3/15/1927 La calunnia Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-26103 12-in. 1/31/1922 A dream Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Recitation, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-26104 12-in. 1/31/1922 Ella giammai m'amo! Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-27088 10-in. 11/22/1922 Vi ravviso Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor BVE-27088 10-in. 3/16/1927 Vi ravviso Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-27089 10-in. 11/22/1922 Ave signor! Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor BVE-27089 10-in. 3/15/1927 Ave Signor! Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-27090 12-in. 11/22/1922 Crazy headed John Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-27090 10-in. 11/22/1922 Crazy headed John Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-27091 10-in. 11/22/1922 Recitative and air of Prince Galitsky Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor BVE-27091 10-in. 3/16/1927 Song of Prince Galitsky Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-29244 10-in. 1/4/1924 Siberian prisoners' song Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-29246 12-in. 1/3/1924 Suore, chi riposate Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-29247 10-in. 1/3/1924 Vecchia zimarra Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-29248 10-in. 1/3/1924 Pilgrim's song Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, bass vocal, translator  
Victor BVE-29248 10-in. 3/15/1927 Gesegnet seid mir, Wald und Au Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-29249 12-in. 1/3/1924 Le cor Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-29250 10-in. 1/3/1924 Infelice e tu credevi Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor CVE-35413 12-in. 4/19/1926 Volga lauttamiesten laulu Jean Theslöf Male vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor CVE-37851 12-in. 3/15/1927 Song of the flea Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor BVE-37854 10-in. 3/18/1927 The blind ploughman Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Chaliapin, Fyodor Ivanovich," accessed September 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101866.

Chaliapin, Fyodor Ivanovich. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101866.

"Chaliapin, Fyodor Ivanovich." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101866

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