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Alexander Dargomyzhsky (Composer)

Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky (February 14, 1813May 17, 1869) was a 19th century Russian composer. He bridged the gap in Russian opera composition between Mikhail Glinka and the later generation of The Five and Tchaikovsky.

Dargomyzhsky was educated in St. Petersburg. He was already known as a talented musical amateur when in 1833 he met Glinka and was encouraged to devote himself to composition. His opera Esmeralda (based on Victor Hugo‘s The Hunchback of Notre Dame) was composed in 1839, and his Rusalka was performed in 1856; but he had little success or recognition either at home or abroad, except in Belgium, until the sixties, when he became the elder statesman of the Mighty Handful.

His last opera, The Stone Guest, is his most famous work, known as a pioneering effort in melodic recitative. With the orchestration and the end of the first scene left incomplete at his death, it was finished by Cesar Cui and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and was much prized by The Five for what was perceived as its progressive approach to operatic expression. It was premiered in 1872, but never became a lasting standard operatic repertoire item.

Dargomyzhsky also left some unfinished opera projects, among them an attempted setting of Pushkin‘s Poltava, from which a duet survives. Besides operas, his other compositions include numerous songs, piano pieces, and some orchestral works.




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