Years of life: 1813. - 1869.
(1813-1869), younger contemporary Glinka age difference between them is nine years. Like Glinka, Dargomyzhsky spent his early childhood in the estate of the parents. In four years he lived in St. Petersburg. At the age of seven, the future composer began to take music lessons - piano and violin. The classes were very successful, but at eleven or twelve years Dargomyzhski
preferred not to prepare the assignment, and write their own play. Teacher of piano playing, which Dargomyzhski
calls "a very good musician," for some reason did not approve of these composers' experiments, and even punish his student. Nevertheless, to seventeen-eighteen years Dargomyzhski
was the author of many works in various genres. Some of them at the same time appeared in the press. In these early works Dargomyzhsky visible to the author's talent, but they are far from maturity and, most importantly, lack of independence. Find your way in art helped Dargomyzhsky Glinka. They met in 1834, when Glinka was working on "Ivan Susanin". "Equal education, the same love for art soon brought us closer - recalls Dargomyzhski
.-... We have over 22 years in a row with him constantly in the shortest, most friendly relations". Under the influence of Glinka Dargomyzhski
became more serious, deep into music. By notebooks Glinka (and possibly take his advice) Dargomyzhski
studied music theory discipline that helped him to master the technique of composition.
- The life and creative path A. S. Dargomyzhsky, analysis of his work on the site "the classical music world."
- A Detailed Biography. S. Dargomyzhsky, his portrait and one of the pieces in MP3 format at a music education project, "Orpheus".
- A Detailed Biography
. S. Dargomyzhsky, his portrait and abstract opera "Rusalka" with us "Culture of Russia".