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Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (English: ; Russian: Александр Сергеевич Пушкин, IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr sʲɪrˈɡʲe(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ ˈpuʂkʲɪn] (listen); 6 June [O.S. 26 May] 1799 – 10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1837) was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.

Pushkin was born into the Russian nobility in Moscow. His father, Sergey Lvovich Pushkin, belonged to an old noble family. His maternal great-grandfather was Major-General Abram Petrovich Gannibal, a nobleman of African origin who was kidnapped from his homeland by Ottomans. He was freed by the Russian Emperor and raised in the Emperor's court household as his godson.

He published his first poem at the age of 15, and was widely recognized by the literary establishment by the time of his graduation from the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. Upon graduation from the Lycée, Pushkin recited his controversial poem "Ode to Liberty", one of several that led to his exile by Emperor Alexander I. While under the strict surveillance of the Emperor's political police and unable to publish, Pushkin wrote his most famous play, Boris Godunov. His novel in verse Eugene Onegin was serialized between 1825 and 1832. Pushkin was fatally wounded in a duel with his wife's alleged lover and her sister's husband, Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès, also known as Dantes-Gekkern, a French officer serving with the Chevalier Guard Regiment.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 6, 1799 (Moscow), Died February 10, 1837 (Saint Petersburg)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-18657 12-in. 11/3/1916 Air de Lienski Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-21593 10-in. 3/21/1918 Rusalka (Русалка) Andre Arensen Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-34932 10-in. 3/4/1926 Wäinö Sola Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Brunswick XE21790-XE21792 12-in. 3/8/1927 Oh, cease thy singing, maiden fair Lauritz Melchior Male vocal solo, with violin obligato, string quartet, and piano author  
Gramophone Cc550 12-in. 10/10/1921 The prophet Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin ; Percy Pitt Bass vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX496 12-in. 6/26/1928 La Polonaise Marisa Ferrer ; Opéra de Paris Chœur ; Opéra de Paris Orchestre ; J. E. Szyfer Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX497 12-in. 6/27/1928 Prologue Charles Cambon ; Opéra de Paris Chœur ; Opéra de Paris Orchestre ; J. E. Szyfer Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX498 12-in. 6/27/1928 Prologue H. Dalerant ; Opéra de Paris Chœur ; Opéra de Paris Orchestre ; J. E. Szyfer Bass vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX505 12-in. 6/27/1928 Le couronnement Opéra de Paris Chœur ; Opéra de Paris Orchestre ; J. E. Szyfer Chorus, with orchestra author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich," accessed May 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102739.

Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102739.

"Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102739

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