Dmitri Stepanovich

Dmitri Stepanovich

Bortniansky, Dmitri Stepanovich, 1751-1825, Russian composer, studied with Galuppi in St. Petersburg and Venice. After producing two operas in Italy, in 1779 he returned to St. Petersburg. There, in 1796, he became director of the Imperial Chapel Choir, for which he set a high standard. He wrote mainly church music, combining Russian church style and Italian style. In 1881, Tchaikovsky completed an edition of his church music, published in 10 volumes.
See also: 1785 in music, other events of 1786, 1787 in music, list of years in music.

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  • First edition of Elias Mann's Worcester Collection

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