Petr Leshchenko

Pyotr Konstantinovich Leshchenko (Russian: Пётр Константинович Лещенко; 2 June 1898 – 16 July 1954), a singer in the Russian Empire, Romania and later the Soviet Union, is universally considered "the King of Russian Tango" and specifically known for his rendition of "Serdtse"—a tango, sung unusually not in Spanish but in Russian.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1898 (Isaieve), Died 1954 (Târgu Ocna)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter

Notes: Vocal range listed variously as both tenor and baritone.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) WHR298 10-in. January-September 1933 Bessarabi͡anka (Бессарабянка) Frank Fox ; Gitarol Orkestr Franka Foksa ; Peter Leshtchenko Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter, vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WHR299 10-in. January-September 1933 Buran”, tabornai͡a (Буранъ, tаборная) Frank Fox ; Gitarol Orkestr Franka Foksa ; Peter Leshtchenko Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter, vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WHR476 10-in. 1934 Malʹchishka (Мальчишка) Peter Leshtchenko ; Orkestra Hönigsberg-Hecker Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WHR508 10-in. 1934 Troshka (Трошка) Peter Leshtchenko ; Orkestra Hönigsberg-Hecker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CM141 10-in. January 1935 Za gitarnyĭ perebor (За гитарный перебор) Columbia Orchestra ; Peter Leshtchenko Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia (U.K.) CM142 10-in. January 1935 Poĭ, t͡sygane (Пой, цыгане) Columbia Orchestra ; Peter Leshtchenko Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leshchenko, Petr," accessed January 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356234.

Leshchenko, Petr. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356234.

"Leshchenko, Petr." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/356234

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