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Karl Davidov

Karl Yulievich Davidov (Russian: Карл Юльевич Давидов; 15 March [O.S. 3 March] 1838 – 26 February [O.S. 14 February] 1889) was a Russian cellist of great renown during his time, and described by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the "czar of cellists". He was also a composer, mainly for the cello.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 15th, 1838 (Kuldīga), Died Moscow

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1917

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-11691 12-in. 3/11/1912 Träumerei (Reverie) Rosario Bourdon Cello solo arranger  
Edison 5439 10-in. 3/9/1917 Romance sans paroles Vladimir Dubinsky Cello solo, with orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davidov, Karl," accessed October 20, 2020,

Davidov, Karl. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from

"Davidov, Karl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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