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Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (English: ; Russian: Александр Сергеевич Пушкин, tr. Aleksandr Sergejevich Pushkin, 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 who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.

Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. His father, Sergey Lvovich Pushkin, belonged to Pushkin noble families. His maternal great-grandfather was African-born general Abram Petrovich Gannibal. 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 Lycee, Pushkin recited his controversial poem "Ode to Liberty", one of several that led to his exile by Tsar Alexander I of Russia. While under the strict surveillance of the Tsar's political police and unable to publish, Pushkin wrote his most famous play, the drama Boris Godunov. His novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, was serialized between 1825 and 1832.

Pushkin was fatally wounded in a duel with his brother-in-law, Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès, also known as Dantes-Gekkern, a French officer serving with the Chevalier Guard Regiment, who attempted to seduce the poet's wife, Natalia Pushkina.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


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  


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