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A. Ali͡ab'ev

Alexander Aleksandrovich Alyabyev (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Аля́бьев; 15 August [O.S. 4 August] 1787 – 6 March [O.S. 22 February] 1851), also rendered as Alabiev or Alabieff, was a Russian composer known as one of the fathers of the Russian art song. He wrote seven operas, twenty musical comedies, a symphony, three string quartets, more than 200 songs, and many other pieces.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 15th, 1787 (Tobolsk), Died March 6th, 1851 (Moscow)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1898 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Notes: Identified in Brooks/Rust as Alabieff. Name also appears as A. Aliabiev, A. Aliabief, and Alyabyev, A.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 388[a] 7-in. May 1898 The nightingale Virginia Powell Goodwin Female vocal solo composer  
Victor C-4873 12-in. 10/9/1907 Nightingale's song Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-21449 12-in. 2/15/1918 The nightingale Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-40221 10-in. 9/19/1927 Russian nightingale song Amelita Galli-Curci Soprano vocal solo, with flute and orchestra composer  
Columbia 19372 10-in. 5/15/1911 Soloveĭ Emanuel Gollender Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 48771 12-in. 5/1/1916 Farewell to the forest Musical Art Society Choir Vocal chorus composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ali͡ab'ev, A.," accessed October 25, 2021,

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"Ali͡ab'ev, A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 October 2021.

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