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Fyodor Stravinsky
FYODOR IGNATIEVICH STRAVINSKY (Russian : Фёдор Игна́тиевич Страви́нский), 20 June 1843, in Golovintsy , Minsk Governorate – 4 December 1902) was a Russian bass opera singer and actor of Polish descent. He was the father of Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
and the grandfather of Soulima Stravinsky . LIFE AND CAREERHis father Ignacy was a Catholic and came from a noble Polish family of Sulima -Strawiński ; his mother, Alexandra Ivanovna Skorokhodova, was a daughter of a Russian small landowner. Fyodor was baptised in accordance with the Orthodox rite due to Imperial Law which stated that children born of mixed Catholic-Orthodox marriages had to be brought up in the Russian Orthodox faith . In 1869 he completed his education at the Nezhin Lyceum, where he sang in the church choir. He studied voice at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory from 1869–73
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Mykola Lysenko
MYKOLA VITALIYOVYCH LYSENKO (Ukrainian : Мико́ла Віта́лійович Ли́сенко, 22 March 1842 – 6 November 1912) was a Ukrainian composer , pianist , conductor and ethnomusicologist . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Music * 2.1 Vocal music * 2.2 Piano and chamber music * 2.3 Operas * 2.4 Musicological studies * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 References * 6 External links BIOGRAPHYLysenko was born in Hrynky, Kremenchuk county, Poltava Governorate , the son of Vitaliy Romanovych Lysenko (Ukrainian: Віталій Романович Лисенко). From childhood he became very interested in the folksongs of Ukrainian peasants and by the poetry of Taras Shevchenko . When Shevchenko's body was brought to Ukraine after his death in 1861, Lysenko was a pallbearer . During his time at Kiev University , Lysenko collected and arranged Ukrainian folksongs, which were published in seven volumes
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Ilya Repin
ILYA YEFIMOVICH REPIN (Russian : Илья́ Ефи́мович Ре́пин, tr. Il'ya Yefimovich Repin; Finnish : Ilja Jefimovitš Repin; 5 August 1844 – 29 September 1930) was a Russian realist painter. He was the most renowned Russian artist of the 19th century, when his position in the world of art was comparable to that of Leo Tolstoy in literature. He played a major role in bringing Russian art into the mainstream of European culture. His major works include Barge Haulers on the Volga (1873), Religious Procession in Kursk Province (1883) and Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks (1880–91). Repin was born in Chuguyev , in Kharkov Governorate , Ukraine ( Russian Empire
Russian Empire
at that time) into a family of "military settlers". His father traded horses and his grandmother ran an inn. He entered military school to study surveying
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Reply Of The Zaporozhian Cossacks
REPLY OF THE ZAPOROZHIAN COSSACKS TO SULTAN MEHMED IV OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, also known as COSSACKS OF SAPOROG ARE DRAFTING A MANIFESTO (Ukrainian : Запорожці пишуть листа турецькому султану), is a painting by Russian artist Ilya Repin . The 2.03 m (6 foot 7 inch) by 3.58 m (11 foot 9 inch) canvas was started in 1880 and finished in 1891. Repin recorded the years of work along the lower edge of the canvas. Alexander III bought the painting for 35,000 rubles , at the time the greatest sum ever paid for a Russian painting. Since then, the canvas has been exhibited in the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg
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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
NIKOLAI ANDREYEVICH RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (Russian : Никола́й Андре́евич Ри́мский-Ко́рсаков; IPA: ( listen ) 18 March 1844 – 21 June 1908) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five . He was a master of orchestration . His best-known orchestral compositions— Capriccio Espagnol , the Russian Easter Festival Overture , and the symphonic suite Scheherazade —are staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites and excerpts from some of his 15 operas. Scheherazade is an example of his frequent use of fairy tale and folk subjects . Rimsky-Korsakov believed, as did fellow composer Mily Balakirev and critic Vladimir Stasov , in developing a nationalistic style of classical music
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (/ˈpjoʊtər ɪˈljɪtʃ tʃaɪˈkɒfski/ ; Russian : Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский; 25 April/7 May 1840 – 25 October/6 November 1893), often anglicized as PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY, was a Russian composer of the romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States. Tchaikovsky was honored in 1884, by Emperor Alexander III , and awarded a lifetime pension. Although musically precocious, Tchaikovsky was educated for a career as a civil servant . There was scant opportunity for a musical career in Russia at that time and no system of public music education. When an opportunity for such an education arose, he entered the nascent Saint Petersburg Conservatory , from which he graduated in 1865
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Alexander Dargomyzhsky
ALEXANDER SERGEYEVICH DARGOMYZHSKY (Russian : Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Даргомы́жский) (14 February 1813 – 17 January 1869) was a 19th-century Russian composer. He bridged the gap in Russian opera composition between Mikhail Glinka
Mikhail Glinka
and the later generation of The Five and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky . Dargomyzhsky was born in Troitsko village, Belyovsky District
Belyovsky District
, Tula Governorate, and educated in Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
. He was already known as a talented musical amateur when in 1833 he met Mikhail Glinka
Mikhail Glinka
and was encouraged to devote himself to composition
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Mariinsky Theatre
The MARIINSKY THEATRE (Russian : Мариинский театр, MARIINSKIY TEATR, also spelled MARYINSKY or MARIYINSKY) is a historic theatre of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
, Russia
Russia
. Opened in 1860, it became the preeminent music theatre of late 19th century Russia, where many of the stage masterpieces of Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky
, Mussorgsky
Mussorgsky
, and Rimsky-Korsakov received their premieres. Through most of the Soviet era, it was known as the KIROV THEATRE. Today, the Mariinsky Theatre
Mariinsky Theatre
is home to the Mariinsky Ballet , Mariinsky Opera and Mariinsky Orchestra . Since Yuri Temirkanov 's retirement in 1988, the conductor Valery Gergiev has served as the theatre's general director
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Osip Petrov
OSIP AFANASIEVICH PETROV (Russian : Осип Афанасиевич Петров, 15 November 1806 – 12 March 1878) was a Russian operatic bass-baritone of great range and renown, whose career centred on St Petersburg. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Performance repertoire * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYOsip Petrov was born in Yelisavetgrad (now Kropyvnytskyi ) in Ukraine , then part of Russia. He started his career by singing in a church chorus. Petrov then worked in Russian provincial theaters (including Poltava , where he worked together with Mikhail Shchepkin ). From 1830 until his death in 1878 he worked for the Mariinsky Theatre , St Petersburg. His career was one triumph after another, and he created a number of important roles in Russian operas, by composers such as Dargomyzhsky , Glinka , Mussorgsky , Rimsky-Korsakov , Anton Rubinstein , Tchaikovsky and others. His 50th anniversary as a singer was the cause for national celebration
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Taras Shevchenko
TARAS HRYHOROVYCH SHEVCHENKO (March 9 1814 – March 10 1861) was a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language
Ukrainian language
. Shevchenko is also known for many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator. He was a member of the Sts Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood and an academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts
Imperial Academy of Arts
. In 1847 Shevchenko was politically convicted for writing in the Ukrainian language
Ukrainian language
, promoting the independence of Ukraine
Ukraine
and ridiculing the members of the Russian Imperial House
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Hryhory Kvitka
HRYHORY KVITKA or OSNOVYANENKO (1778–1843) was a Ukrainian writer, journalist, and playwright. He was born in the vicinity of Kharkiv . LIFE AND WORKHryhory Kvitka was born in 1778 in the village of Osnova, near the city of Kharkiv , to a family of Ukrainian nobility. He adopted the pen name "Osnovyanenko," a reference to the village of his birth, when he embarked on his literary career. In 1812, G. F. Kvitka begins his social activities. He was appointed the director of a new regular lay theatre open in Kharkov. Osnovyanenko carried his love to theatre through all his life. Later this feeling made him write theatre drama works. In 1841, he wrote his marvellously interesting "Kharkov Theatre History". Kvitka was one of the earliest proponents of Ukrainian as a literary language and began publishing in the first Ukrainian literary journals printed in Kharkiv in the early 19th century
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Grove Dictionary Of Music And Musicians
THE NEW GROVE DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS is an encyclopedic dictionary of music and musicians. Along with the German-language Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart , it is one of the largest reference works on western music. Originally published under the title A DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS, and later as GROVE\'S DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS, it has gone through several editions since the 19th century and is widely used. In recent years it has been made available as an electronic resource called GROVE MUSIC ONLINE, which is now an important part of OXFORD MUSIC ONLINE
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MusicBrainz
MUSICBRAINZ is a project that aims to create an open data music database that is similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the Compact Disc Database (CDDB), a database for software applications to look up audio CD (compact disc ) information on the Internet. MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata (this is information about the performers, artists, songwriters, etc.) storehouse to become a structured open online database for music. MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
captures information about artists, their recorded works, and the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track titles, and the length of each track. These entries are maintained by volunteer editors who follow community written style guidelines
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Vistula
The VISTULA (/ˈvɪstjʊlə/ ; Polish : Wisła , German : Weichsel , Low German : Wießel, Yiddish : ווייסל‎ Yiddish pronunciation: ) is the longest and largest river in Poland
Poland
, at 1,047 kilometres (651 miles) in length. The drainage basin area of the Vistula
Vistula
is 194,424 km2 (75,068 sq mi), of which 168,699 km2 (65,135 sq mi) lies within Poland
Poland
(splitting the country in half). The remainder is in Belarus
Belarus
, Ukraine
Ukraine
and Slovakia
Slovakia

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Polish Language
POLISH (język polski, polszczyzna) is a West Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland
Poland
and is the native language of the Poles
Poles
. It belongs to the Lechitic subgroup of the West Slavic languages
Slavic languages
. Polish is the official language of Poland, but it is also used throughout the world by Polish minorities in other countries. There are over 55 million Polish language
Polish language
speakers around the world and it is one of the official languages of the European Union
European Union
. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet , which has 9 additions to the letters of the basic Latin script
Latin script
(ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż). Polish is closely related to Kashubian , Silesian , Upper Sorbian , Lower Sorbian , Czech and Slovak
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