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A. N. Serov

Alexander Nikolayevich Serov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Серо́в, Saint Petersburg, 23 January [O.S. 11 January] 1820 – Saint Petersburg, 1 February [O.S. 20 January] 1871) was a Russian composer and music critic. He is notable as one of the most important music critics in Russia during the 1850s and 1860s and as the most significant Russian composer in the period between Dargomyzhsky's Rusalka and the works of Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, and Tchaikovsky.

Alexander Serov was the father of Russian artist Valentin Serov.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 23rd, 1820 (Saint Petersburg), Died February 1st, 1871 (Saint Petersburg)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 2004½c 12-in. 8/26/1910 I'll amuse my hostess ... Merry Shrovetide Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo and male vocal chorus, with piano composer  


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