Dargomijsky, Aleksandr Sergeyevich

Dargomijsky, Aleksandr Sergeyevich

(əlyĭksän`dər syĭrgā`əvĭch därgōmē`skī), 1813–69, Russian composer. He and GlinkaGlinka, Mikhail Ivanovich
, 1804–57, first of the nationalist school of Russian composers. His two operas, A Life for the Czar (1836) and Russlan and Ludmilla (1842), marked the beginning of a characteristically Russian style of music.
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 brought nationalism to Russian music, strongly influencing the next generation of composers. Among his works are three operas: Esmeralda, (1847); Russalka (1856); and The Stone Guest (1872).

Bibliography

See M. D. Calvocoressi and G. Abraham, Masters of Russian Music (1936).

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