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date: 18 September 2019

Chaliapin, Fyodor (Ivanovich) [ Fyodor (Ivanovich) Shalyapin] (b nr Kazan, 1/13 Feb. 1873; d Paris, 12 April 1938). Russian bass. 

The Oxford Companion to Music
Jon TolanskyJon Tolansky

He was born into poverty and initially taught himself how to sing; he began his career in 1891 in a small provincial opera company in Ufa. His first formal training was in ... ...

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