Alexey Ivanovich Usmanov

b.Moscow 1916; d.1990

Picture of Alexey Ivanovich Usmanov
Usmanov began singing in the amateur choir of the Automobile Club before World War II. He wanted to join the choir of the All-Union Radio, but World War II began.

As a soldier, Usmanov fought bravely when he hit an armoured personnel carrier; for this he was awarded the Order of the Red Star.

In the late 1940s, he became a soloist of All-Union Radio, and in the early 1960s began to record duets with Victor Selivanov.

With the Alexandrov Ensemble, he recorded You Often Write Soldier (music: B. Terentiev; lyrics: S. Bencken). In 1954, he took part in a recording of The Enchantress ( Charodeyka) by Pyotr Tchaikovsky with the Moscow Philharmonia State Orchestra and Radio USSR chorus.

Usmanov died in 1990.
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Reference 2 (for additional recordings)

Alexey Ivanovich Usmanov sings Kharasho vyesnoyu broditsya

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