Ulybyshev, Aleksandr Dmitrievich

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Ulybyshev, Aleksandr Dmitrievich


Born Apr. 2, 1794, in Dresden; died Jan. 24 (Feb. 5), 1858, at the Lukino estate, near Nizhny Novgorod, in what is now Gorky Oblast. Russian publicist, music critic, and playwright.

Born of a noble family, Ulybyshev served in the Collegium of Foreign Affairs in St. Petersburg from 1816 to 1830. Between 1816 and 1824 he was also editor of the newspaper Le Conservateur impartial (from 1825, Journal de St. Pétersbourg), where he published a series of articles on music and literature. In 1819 and 1820 he was active in the Green Lamp circle. Author of the first study (1843) on Mozart in European musicology, Ulybyshev also wrote several works on Beethoven and a number of denunciatory plays, including Schismatics and A Suitor With No Money.


Novaia biografiia Motsarta, vols. 1-3. Moscow, 1890-92. (Translated from French.)
Beethoven, ses critiques et ses glossateurs. Leipzig, 1857.


Kremlev, Iu. Russkaia mysl’ o musyke, vols. 1-3. Leningrad, 1954-60.
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