Izabella Yurieva

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Izabella Yurieva
Izabella Danilovna Livikova

(1899-09-07)September 7, 1899
DiedJanuary 20, 2000(2000-01-20) (aged 100)
Resting placeDonskoye Cemetery
Years active1922 — 2000
AwardsPeople's Artist of Russia (1992)
Order For Merit to the Fatherland 4th class (1999)

Izabella Yurieva (Russian: Изабелла Юрьева) is the stage name of Izabella Danilovna Livikova (Russian: Изабелла Даниловна Ливикова;[1] 7 September 1899[2] – 20 January 2000), a Russian singer nicknamed the "Queen of the Russian Romance"[3][4] who celebrated her centennial at a tribute concert given in her honor at the Central Concert Hall in Moscow in 1999.[5]

She was one of the top performers of the romantic Russian Gypsy songs in the late 1920s and 1930s before the genre became almost taboo in Soviet Russia.[6]

Yurieva was largely forgotten until the 1990s when she resurfaced on television and was named a People's Artist of Russia.[3]


  1. ^ «Старинные романсы и песни»
  2. ^ Some sources indicate her birth year as possibly 1902, but her obituary and tombstone both list 1899
  3. ^ a b "Умерла Изабелла Юрьева". Kommersant.ru. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Белая цыганка". Kommersant.ru. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  5. ^ Billboard, 6 November 1999; p. 57.
  6. ^ Юрьев Л. Г. Юрьян А. А. "Юрьева И. Д. - это... Что такое Юрьева И. Д.?". Dic.academic.ru. Retrieved 31 July 2017.

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