D.Bortnyansky - "Good bye, good bye!/ Прощай, прощай!" (1793)





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Published on Jan 3, 2009

"Russian Music before M.Glinka"

Dmitry Bortnyansky
Дмитрий Бортнянский

Eight songs and romances, dedicated to the Great Duches Yelizaveta Alekseyevna (1793)
Восемь песен и романсов, посвященных Великой Княгине Елизавете Алексеевне (1793)

The Chamber ensemble "Baroque"
Natalia Gerasimova - Soprano

Dmitry Stepanovich Bortnyansky

1751 - Born on the 28th of October in the Russian Empire. Russian composer.
- He received his first musical education at the music school of his home town.
1758 - He was accepted into the Boys' Choir of the Petersburg Court at the age of seven and he sang in the Imperial Chapel Choir in St. Petersburg.
1776 - Composed operas: "Creonte" and "Alcide" in Venice, and "Quinto Fabio" at Modena - Italy.
1779 - Returned to the court at St. Petersburg.
- He became director of the Petersburg Court Musicians.
1786 - Composed four more operas "Le Faucon", "Le Fete du Seigneur", "Don Carlos", and "Le Fils-Rival ou La Moderne Stratonice".
1796 - He became the director of the Imperial Musicians, who flourished under his leadership.
- Bortnyanki composed three more operas, numerous Choral works, songs, and chambermusic. The bulk of his life's work consists of diverse choruses and hymns.
1825 - Died in St. Petersburg on 10th of October, and was interred at Alexander Nevsky Monastery in St. Petersburg.


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