Shura Cherkassky

Shura Cherkassky (Russian: Александр (Шура) Исаакович Черкасский; 7 October 1909 – 27 December 1995) was an American classical pianist known for his performances of the romantic repertoire. His playing was characterized by a virtuoso technique and singing piano tone. For much of his later life, Cherkassky resided in London.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 7th, 1911 (Odessa), Died December 27th, 1995 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28819 10-in. 10/31/1923 Prelude pathetique Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-28819 10-in. 4/4/1928 Prelude pathetique Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-28820 10-in. 10/31/1923 Scherzo Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-28820 10-in. 4/4/1928 Scherzo Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28821 10-in. 10/31/1923 Ecossaises Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-28821 10-in. 4/4/1928 Ecossaises Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28822 10-in. 10/31/1923 Prelude Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-28822 10-in. 4/4/1928 Prelude Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-31640 10-in. 1/9/1925 Tambourin Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-31640 10-in. 6/11/1925 Tambourin Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-31641 10-in. 1/9/1925 Humoresque Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-31642 10-in. 1/9/1925 Mazurka in C sharp minor Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-31643 10-in. 1/9/1925 Prelude Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-31643 10-in. 6/11/1925 Prelude Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-31810 10-in. 1/27/1925 Valse in E minor Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-31810 10-in. 6/11/1925 Waltz in E minor Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-31811 10-in. 1/27/1925 Hunting song Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-31811 10-in. 6/11/1925 Hunting song Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1923-05-26-01] 12-in. 5/26/1923 Polka Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1923-05-26-02] 12-in. 5/26/1923 Prelude pathetique Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor [Trial 1923-05-26-03] 10-in. 5/26/1923 Scherzo Shura Cherkassky Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cherkassky, Shura," accessed October 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104886.

Cherkassky, Shura. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104886.

"Cherkassky, Shura." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104886

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