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Bortnyansky, Dmitry Stepanovich
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(1751, Glukhov/Hlukhiv, Ukraine – Sept 28/Oct 10, 1825, St. Petersburg) studied in Italy from 1769 to 1779, when he was appointed Kapellmeister to the Russian imperial court chapel choir. He composed a large number of sacred pieces for the Orthodox liturgy (VI), influenced by Italian musical lyricism and counter-point, as well as operas, piano sonatas, and chamber music. His sacred works influenced 19th-century Russian composers such as Alexander T. Grechaninov and Peter I. Tschaikovsky, and continue in the choral reper…

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Saliers, Don E., “Bortnyansky, Dmitry Stepanovich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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