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Ėduard Frant͡sevich Napravnik

Eduard Francevič Nápravník (Russian: Эдуа́рд Фра́нцевич Напра́вник; 24 August 1839 – 10 November 1916) was a Czech conductor and composer. Nápravník settled in Russia and is best known for his leading role in Russian musical life as the principal conductor of the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg for many decades. In that capacity, he conducted the premieres of many operas by Russian composers, including those by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 24, 1839 (Býšť), Died November 10, 1916 (Saint Petersburg)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor XVE-01889 10-in. 5/27/1928 Doubrovsky Russian String Quartet String quartet composer  
Brunswick E32409 10-in. 3/27/1930 Otdai mne zabvenje rodnaja Aleksandr Vikinskiĭ Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone CF1646 12-in. 4/24/1928 The song of the nightingale Ettore Panizza ; Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 2680½c 12-in. 10/19/1912 O give me oblivion Dmitriĭ Alekseevich Smirnov Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 2825L 10-in. 1905 Cradle song M. A. Michailova Soprano vocal solo, with cello obbligato and piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Napravnik, Ėduard Frant͡sevich," accessed July 18, 2024,

Napravnik, Ėduard Frant͡sevich. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from

"Napravnik, Ėduard Frant͡sevich." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 July 2024.

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