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S. I͡A. Nadson

Semyon Yakovlevich Nadson (Russian: Семён Яковлевич Надсон; 14 December 1862 – 19 January 1887) was a Russian Empire poet.

Nadson's father was a Jew who converted to Greek Orthodoxy, and an official in St. Petersburg. His mother, Antonina Stepanovna Mamontova, was an offspring of an old noble Russian Orthodox family.

Despite publishing only one book of poems (he died of tuberculosis at age 24), Nadson enjoyed a significant success, although underrated by critics for long time. His Poem "Pora" ("It Is Time" in English), was set to music by Sergei Rachmaninoff (Op.14, No. 12). Some of his other poems were also incorporated into songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff, César Cui, etc.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1862 (Saint Petersburg), Died 1887 (Yalta)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-26103 12-in. 1/31/1922 A dream Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Recitation, unaccompanied author  


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