Alexander Pirogov (1899–1964) studied in Moscow and joined the Bolshoy in 1924, where he was both preceded and succeeded by other brothers. A singer of great character he recorded the title rôle in Boris Godunov with Golovanov conducting in 1948 and participated in the 1953 Bolshoy première and recording of Shaporins The Decembrists, conducted by Melik-Pashayev.
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