Biography

Pyotr Konstantinovich Leshchenko (Russian: Пётр Константинович Лещенко; 14 June 1898 - 16 July 1954), a Russian singer, universally considered “the King of Russian Tango” and specifically known for his rendition of Serdtse—the most famous tango song not in the Spanish language—was born a citizen of the Russian Empire in Isaeva (now part of Ukraine) into a poor and illiterate peasant family. During the First World War, his mother and stepfather moved to Kishinev (now part of Moldavia) which was later annexed by Romania. As a result Leshchenko has been claimed as a national by Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Romania. He sang almost exclusively in the Russian language.

Edited by memristor on 2 Feb 2014, 03:00

All user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Text may also be available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Factbox

Generated from facts marked up in the wiki.

No facts about this artist

You're viewing version 1. View older versions, or discuss this wiki.

You can also view a list of all recent wiki changes.

More Information

From other sources.

Labels