Stepan Degtyarev Anikievich( composer)
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Biography Stepan Degtyarev Anikievich
(1766 - 1813). Was a serf of Count Sheremetev and sang in its choir. He studied music at Sarti, which traveled to Italy. When he returned, became the conductor of the choir and home theater Count Sheremetev. In his will count Degtyarev got the will, but left without means and, leaving the possession count, he could not hire carts to take away their belongings. He then burned all his notes and manuscripts, so that before we heard only a portion of his writings, spread copies of church choirs Russia. The total number of extant works Degtyareva (mostly concerts) does not exceed 60, of which few are printed (the P. Jurgenson). Degtyarev - author of the first Russian oratorio "Minin and Pozharsky, words N.D. Gorchakov, performed for the first time in 1811, Mr.. in Moscow under the personal control of the author and had a huge success, repeated in 1818, with the opening of the monument to Minin and Pozharsky. Others Degtyareva: "Liberation of Moscow in 1812" and Flight of Napoleon, the latter remains unfinished. The first two oratorios published in Moscow in recent. Degtyarev translated from the Italian language essay Manfredini "Rules of the harmonic and melodic learning all the music" (St. Petersburg, 1805). The spiritual and musical compositions written in Degtyareva poluitalyanskom style, very melodic, imbued with mood and showed musical talent. Degtyarev became famous during his life not only in Russia but also abroad: of his works written in European periodical publications. He always, however, suffered from physical ills and at the end of life, to have earnings, took place at the Regent, one landlord Kursk province.