Kashper Vladimir Nikitich( Music)
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Biography Kashper Vladimir Nikitich
(1827 - 1894). He studied music at the Vogt and Henselt in St. Petersburg. He graduated from the school guard sub-ensigns; long been an officer. By this time, is writing the opera "Gypsies" (libretto by H. Ogarev by Pushkin), left unfinished. Acquainted with Glinka and Dargomyzhsky, Kashper enjoyed their advice on composition. Romance "enchanting beauty" composed Kashperovym with Glinka. Later, having learned in Italy, Italian style, began the composition of Italian opera. Of these, "Mary Tudor" was given with success in 1859, Mr.. in Milan and Nice, "Rienzi" - Florence, excerpts from "Consuelo" performed in St. Petersburg with the participation Tamberlika and Graziani. He taught singing at the Moscow Conservatory (1867 - 1874), then opened their own courses singing. Opera Kashperova on Russian plots exhibit the same colorless and devoid of their own individuality Italian style, like his Italian opera. These are: "Thunderstorm" (story by Ostrovsky), set at the same time in St. Petersburg and Moscow (1896), "Taras Bulba" (libretto Shpazhinskogo; beginning 1880), set in Moscow, "Boyar Orsha" and "Vakula" remained unfinished. Began with 1879. for the study of Russian church music, . Kashper in charge of training church singing in the schools of the Moscow district, . wrote spiritual choruses - "the voice of the Archangel", . "World Glory", . "Now the Powers of Heaven" and was singing for the management of children, . contains all the voices and liturgy,
. Kashperovu belong to more songs (published 26), two songs for the drama "Voevoda Ostrovsky, a student song for the choir, as well as several music articles. From the works Kashperova except romances, published only a piano transcription "Thunderstorm". One of the songs Kashperova - "What are you driving at over the waters" - is available in print under the name of Glinka (melody was found in the papers of the last) in the harmonization of Balakirev. See: "Autobiographical Notes" ( "Artist", XXXIII); "Memory Kashperova" priest Fudelya ( "Russian Review", 1894, VIII).