Red Army’s Volga Boatman dies, at 84

September 26, 2017 by norman lebrecht

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Leonid Mikhailovich Kharitonov, who died in Moscow on September 19, was renowned the world over for The Song of the Volga Boatmen.

He was admitted to the Moscow Conservatory in 1952, despite never having finished school.

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  1. Alan says:

    I heard pianist Daniel Kharitonov at the weekend. Any relation?

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