01 October 2019
Classical Podcast No. 4 Feodor Chaliapin with Simon Callow
By Jonathan Summers, Curator of Classical Music
Welcome to another in the occasional series of podcasts showcasing treasures from the classical collection of the British Library Sound Archive.
Actor and author Simon Callow shares his passion for the great Russian bass Feodor Chaliapin (1873-1938) whose recordings convey much of his unique stage presence and charisma.
We discuss Chaliapin's early years working with his compatriot Rachmaninoff.
We also talk about and hear him in some of his famous roles including Boris Godunov and Salieri.
Thanks to Ward Marston and Marston Records for use of the recordings. All images in the public domain except where noted.
Previous Classical podcasts can be heard here.
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