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Forgotten Opera Singers
Jan 6, 2014
Alexander Bragin (Baritone) (Kiev province 1881 – Moscow 1955)
The real surname of this singer was Braginsky. First he studied
singing privately with Mikhail Medvedev, then from 1896 to 1901 at the Saint
Petersburg Conservatory under the pedagoguesS.
Gabeland I. Tartakov. Additionally he studied also abroad
during his visits (1904-1913). He made his debut in 1900 at the National Opera
house ofUkraineas Valentine in Gounod’s ‘’Faust’’. From 1905 to 1908
he was a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre,St.
Petersburg. In the 1908-1909 season he appeared at the Bolshoi Theatre inMoscow. From 1909 to 1911 Bragin againg performed at the Mariinsky Theatre,St.
Petersburg. From 1911 to 1915 he appeared in operetta atSt.
Petersburg. Since 1914 Bragin made guest appearances in the cities ofRussia. In the 1922-1923 season he sang inBerlin. From 1924 to 1928 in different opera houses ofGermany. Since 1930 he devoted himself to teaching first inOdessa, then inMoscow,Frunze,Kiev,TashkentandBaku.
Chronology of some appearances
1900 Kiev National Opera house of Ukraine
1905- 1908 St. Petersburg
1908-1909 Moscow Bolshoi
1909-1911St. Petersburg Mariinsky
1922-1923 Berlin Opera House
RECORDINGS FOR SALE
Gramophone, St. Petersburg 5-10-10
Do you remember, unfailing comrade, Soldier's
song (arr. V Harteveld) 4-22211 14916b
My dawn-lit, ruined road. Soldier's
song from the Zvenigorodskiy district (arr. V Harteveld) 4-22212 149127b
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns): Let me enjoy a cruel revenge with Elizaveta Petrenko 2-24134 14965b Demon (Rubinstein): Restless spirit with
Alexander Bragin 2-24133 14964b
Gramophone, St. Petersburg24-10-10
Soldiers of the Finnish Regiment,
you won the fame – Song of the Finnish Garde-Reiter-Regiment, 1812 (arr. Harteveld)
Gramophone Over the Steppe, Op.5 (Grechaninov) 62382 B 2033
Demon (Rubinstein): Don't Cry, Child 62382 B 2030
Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky): Arie B. 8405 M50586
Demon (Rubinstein): Arie B. 8405 M50585
The Poet (Kratkov):
Ballad - I despise all women 4-22106 14873b