Nikandr Khanaev          (Aquarius AQVR 322)
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Nikandr Khanaev          (Aquarius AQVR 322)
V1772. NIKANDR KHANAEV: Am Sonntag Morgen (Brahms); Arias & Duets (w.Mnishek, Maksakova & Peregudov) from Sadko, Pique Dame, Boris Godounov, The Decembrists, On the Field of Kulikovo, Carmen, Samson et Dalila & Siegfried. (Russia) Aquarius AQVR 322, recorded 1931-51. - 4607123631065


“Certainly Khanaev’s career is worthy of a long overdue consideration, as his importance as an artist has not been so easily recognised in the West, mainly because his recordings are rarely found as they were not distributed in the same volume as those of Kozlovsky and Lemeshev….For admirers of the Russian tenor voice and a singer who deserves to be better appreciated, this CD is a ‘must’.”

- Alan Bilgora, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2011

“Khanaev studied at the Moscow Conservatory under Zviagina from 1921 to 1924. In 1925 he worked at the Opera Studio of the Bolshoi Theater, and from 1926 to 1954 he was a soloist with the Bolshoi Theater. Khanaev was a singer of great theatrical and musical artistry. His unique talents were particularly evident in the Russian classical repertoire, for example, as Herman in PIQUE DAME and in the title rôle of SADKO. His other parts included Shuiskii in BORIS GODUNOV, Don José in CARMEN, the title role in OTELLO, and Grigorii Melekhov in Dzerzhinskii’s THE QUIET DON. Khanaev taught at the Moscow Conservatory from 1948 to 1950.”

- Z. D. Akron