Handoshkin Ivan( Violinist, Composer)
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Khandoshkin Ivan - Russia's first great virtuoso on the violin and prolific composer (1765 - 1804). The son of a poor tailor, H., thanks to the patron, LA. Naryshkin, traveled to Italy, where he studied with the famous Tartini. Have attained such perfection in the game that could compete with the famous at that time fiddlers Viotti, Mestrino and Ditsom. Returning to Russia, X. was made by the court chamber musician. He wrote over 100 compositions for violin mostly variations on the Russian songs, enthralled the high society of the times of Catherine II. In addition, wrote three sonatas. Works of his were published in the XVIII century I.D. Gerstenberg and even later, F. Stellovsky. Several years had served in the directorate of the Imperial Theaters, from which, at the request of GA. Potemkin, was dismissed in 1785. and appointed Ekaterinoslavskuyu Academy of Music, which was to consist in Yekaterinoslav university, however, remains only in draft. Music Academy as existed independently of the university for several years and provided the account of the sums, . released her from the Cabinet of Her Majesty, . but after the death of Prince Potemkin (1791) cases Academy shaken, . the very existence of it became doubtful,
. H. was in the academy teacher and for a while even the head, replacing Professor Sarti, who often be absent, receiving from various trips to Potemkin's musical affairs.