Vladimir Aleksandrovich Nechaev was born on July, 28th, 1908.
At the end of th 1920s
he moved from his village to Moscow. He first worked as unskilled worker in construction
(He was involved in the building of the Central telegraph where many years later
he would sing on the radio).
He studied voice singing in amateur performances, Muzuchilitse and with the Stanislavsky's
In 1942, he was a soloist of the All-Union radio,
Many lyrical songs became popular thanks to his interpretation.
Alongside with extensive solo repertoire, V. Nechaevsang many songs
with Vladimir Bunchikov, both nicknamed the vocal brothers.
This partneship of 25-years work resulted in a song by
Solovev-Sedoy "vecher nareidye"
From the memoirs of Bunchikov:
I got acquainted with Volodya Nechaev in 1942 at the radio. Before me, there was
a young very affable lean young man. He had just returned from the war front where he was with a
concert radio brigade and sang Russian songs to the accompaniment of bayanists.
How could I then to assume, what we would be connected for twenty five years of
friendship? At the beginning of our joint work, there was a song by Solovev-Sedoy "vecher nareidye".
On a map of the Soviet Union of cities, you could not find a city where we did not sing
sing a little.
We sang not only in large cities, but also in villages, mines, hospitals, and frontier
'Volodya Nechaev was a person with a big, vast soul and an amazing voice. He was very kind and witty.
Lots of people were attracted to him and it was always warm near him and never boring' - his contemporaries recall. ".
In post-war years this duo routinely sang on the radio and became
a part of the life of all the people of that time.
Vladimir Aleksandrovich died on April, 11th, 1969. Another Russian Radio tenor whose popularity resulted
in eclipsing unfortunately his namesake Ivan Nechaev the great lyrical tenor oft the Mariinski.
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