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Bortnyanski, Dmitri Stepanovich

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Born: 1751 AD
Died: 1825 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Composers

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1751 - Born on the 28th of October in Hlukhiv, Ukraine. 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.

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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