16 Nov 1908
Died: 11 Nov 1980
Sometime in the '30s, Vinogradov left for Moscow to study at the Military Academy of Communications. While in the capital he took an occasional singing lesson and performed in a few amateur concerts.
From then until 1943 Vinogradov remained a radio performer, singing an extremely large repertoire from jazz to opera to art songs to "Soviet lyric songs." At the beginning of World War II he sang with USSR Committee of Defense Model Orchestra, and in 1943 he joined Red Army Song and Dance Ensemble, performing under the direction of Alexander Vasilevich Alexandrov.
His voice lacked the rather "white" sound heard in so many Russian tenors, but was infused with an indescribably poetic beauty. It did not sound like a large voice, but it was invariably handled with dignity and understanding of his gifts.
He died in Moscow on 11 November 1980, five days before his seventy-second birthday.
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