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Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov

Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov (Russian: Васи́лий Серге́евич Кали́нников; January 13 [O.S. January 1] 1866 – 11 January 1901 [O.S. 29 December 1900]) was a Russian composer. His body of work consists of two symphonies, several additional orchestral works, and numerous songs, all of them imbued with characteristics of folksong. His symphonies, particularly the First, were frequently performed in the early 20th century.

His younger brother Viktor Kalinnikov (1870–1927) was also a composer, mainly of choral music.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 13th, 1866 (Mtsensk uyezd), Died January 11th, 1901 (Yalta)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9452 10-in. 9/14/1910 Na starom kurganie Albert G. Janpolski Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor XVE-1893 10-in. 5/27/1928 Bless my soul, oh my Lord Russian Church Chorus Vocal chorus composer  
Brunswick E32065 10-in. 3/7/1930 Na starom kurgane Stefan Kozakevich Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kalinnikov, Vasily Sergeyevich," accessed September 20, 2021,

Kalinnikov, Vasily Sergeyevich. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from

"Kalinnikov, Vasily Sergeyevich." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 September 2021.

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