Konstantin Pavlovich Lisovsky

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Konstantin Pavlovich Lisovsky was born on October 22nd, 1932 in Leningrad.

In 1951, Lisovsky finished the Gorki aviation technical school, and was sent to the factory. In 1953, Lisovsky finished the Tchaikovsky Moscow conservatory where he studied three years.

From 1954, he did his military service and sang in the Alexandrov Ensemble. During 1965-1997, he was soloist at the Moscow state academic philarmonic society.

In 1967, Lisovsky graduated from the Gnessin State Musical College (G.G.Aden's class). Lisovsky was the Laureate of the All-Union Glinka competition of vocalists (1965) and the International Tchaikovsky competition (1966).

Since 1980, he teaches at Gnessin (Associate Professor since 1989, Professor 1998). Lisovsky sang a wide repertoire besides opera, and performed in more than 30 countries.

His repertoire includes: from music of ancient masters to modern works, from national songs of different countries and vocal miniatures up to opera parts and includes: Missa Solemnis, and Beethoven's 9-th symphony, Mozart and Verdi's requiems, Britten (Military requiem), Bruckner (Te Deum, Handel's Messiah, mass by Rossini and Puccini, etc.

He has performed on the radio, and recorded on Lps and CDs: for example Vakula (Cherevichki), Shuisky and levko (May night), G.Sviridov's vocal cycles, the anthology of romances of Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, etc. With the Alexandrov Ensemble he recorded: The Birch Tree (trad; arr. Dmitri Oleg Yachinov)
Reference for biographical notes, pictures and recordings.
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Lisovsky was born in 1932. Lisovsky was mainly a concert tenor whose major part of his career was spent in the troupe of the opera company of the all Union Radio in Moscow.

Lisovsky was named Artist of the people in 1983, not the USSR, but of the Central Republic. A fact that confirms that he is originally from the Moscow region.

Lisovsky trained in Moscow at the Gnessin Institute with G. G. Aden. In 1965, Lisovsky made his debut at Moscow with the philharmonic orchestra.

Lisovsky received his diploma from Gnessin in 1966. Lisovsky was hired by Radio Moscow after having participated at the Glinka competition in 1965 (6th place), and at the Tchaikovski competition in 1966 (3rd place).

In 1967, Lisovsky's first records are published (Tchaikovski's romances, arias from Pique Dame). Lisovsky has taken part into 2 complete recording May night and Cheryevitchki.

Since 1980, Lisovsky teaches at the Academy of Russian music. The press talked surprisingly very little about him. Lisovsky is not even listed in the 1985/6 version of the Russian Music Encyclopedia.
Jean-Paul Wiliart

I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for his help for putting together this material.
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Konstantin Pavlovich Lisovsky singsOtello: Nium mi tema
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Konstantin Pavlovich Lisovsky singsPique Dame: Prosti, nyebyesnoye, sozdanye (Forgive me, bright celestial vision)
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Konstantin Pavlovich Lisovsky singsCherevichki: Slyshit li devitsa serdtse tvoe
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Konstantin Pavlovich Lisovsky singsKorobeiniki
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Konstantin Pavlovich Lisovsky singsMay Night: Hey! Khlopsie!
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I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the recordings (Cherevichki, Korobeiniki).

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