Nina Koshetz

Biography

Born: December 30, 1894; Kiev, Ukraine   Died: May 14, 1965; Santa Ana, CA  
As a child, Nina (Pavlovna) Koshetz benefited from the musical influence her tenor father had on her and from her early piano studies, which she began at the age of four. By nine, she gave her first recital and two years later, she was at the Moscow Conservatory continuing her instrumental training with Constantine Nicolaievitch Igumnoff and Vassily Ilyitch Safonoff and her vocal training with Enzo Masetti; she was also a singing student of Félia Read more Litvinne and Sergey Taneyev. After touring with Rachmaninov and performing with Koussevitzky and his orchestra, she made her operatic debut as Tatyana in Yevgeny Onegin at the Imperial Opera in St. Petersburg with the Zimin's Private Opera Company in 1913. She also toured with the Ukrainian National Chorus, which was conducted by her brother, and sang with the Chicago Opera Association, the Russian Opera Company, and at the Paris Opera. Other notable musicians she appeared with include Blumenfeld, Gretchaninov, Glazunov, Medtner, Joaquin Nin, Prokofiev, Tcherepnin, and Yavarsky. After spending considerable time in France, she again toured parts of Europe and the U.S., devoted herself to teaching, and spent the last 25 years of her life in California, occasionally performing in films. Her distinctive voice can be heard on only a few recordings, one of which is Memoir Classics' Great Voices in Tchaikovsky. Read less
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  • 1.
    Voices of Russian Opera
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 280342 Release Date: 07/16/2013   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Mikhail Glinka,  Alexander Dargomizhsky,  Alexander Borodin,  Modest Mussorgsky  ... 
    Performer:  Feodor Chaliapin,  Marianne Tcherkasskaya,  Boris Christoff,  Mela Bougarinovitch  ... 
    Conductor:  Max Steimann,  Igor Markevitch,  Georgi Pozemkovsky,  Jerzy Semkow  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Belgrade Opera Chorus  ... 
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    The Stars Were Shining Vol 3 / Lawrence, Brice, Crooks, Tagliavini, Pinza, Tokatyan, Et Al
    Label: Symposium   Catalog: 1369 Release Date: 09/09/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lady John Douglas Scott,  Robert Franz,  Blanche Ebert Seaver,  Ambroise Thomas  ... 
    Performer:  John Charles Thomas,  Donald Voorhees,  Ezio Pinza,  Ferruccio Tagliavini  ... 
    Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
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    Prima Voce - Nina Koshetz
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7935 Release Date: 01/09/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alexander Borodin,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Maurice Ravel,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Nina Koshetz
    Conductor:  Bruno Reibold
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    Prima Voce Vol 2 - Treasury Of Opera - Historic Recordings
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 1738 Release Date: 11/28/2000   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Alexander Borodin,  Félicien César David,  Jacques Offenbach,  Ruggero Leoncavallo  ... 
    Performer:  Nina Koshetz,  Feodor Chaliapin,  Clement Barone,  Amelita Galli-Curci  ... 
    Conductor:  Josef Pasternack,  Franco Ghione,  Rosario Bourdon,  Hans Lange  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Prima Voce - Prima Voce Party
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7839 Release Date: 04/16/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Marcel Delannoy,  H. de Fontenailles,  Moritz Moszkowski  ... 
    Performer:  Richard Tauber,  Hugues Cuénod,  Rosa Ponselle,  Miliza Korjus  ... 
    Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann,  Maurice Jaubert,  Bruno Seidler-Winkler,  Lawrence Collingwood  ... 
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  • 6.
    Prima Voce - Divas Vol 1 (1906-1935)
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7802 Release Date: 12/02/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Borodin,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Stefano Donaudy,  Arrigo Boito  ... 
    Performer:  Nina Koshetz,  Claudia Muzio,  Maria Németh,  Eidé Noréna  ... 
    Conductor:  Stanford Robinson
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    Prima Voce - Divas Vol 2 (1909-1940)
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7818 Release Date: 12/02/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Pietro Mascagni,  Richard Wagner,  Manuel Ponce,  Jacques Offenbach  ... 
    Performer:  Mafalda Favero,  Kirsten Flagstad,  Nina Koshetz,  Maggie Teyte  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Sabino,  Hans Lange,  Eugene Ormandy,  Sir John Barbirolli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra
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