Dmitriĭ Stepanovich Bortnianskiĭ
Dmitry Stepanovich Bortniansky (Russian: Дмитрий Степанович Бортнянский, Ukrainian: Дмитро Степанович Бортнянський; alternative transcriptions of names are Dmitri Bortnianskii, and Bortnyansky; 28 October 1751, Glukhov –10 October [O.S. 28 September] 1825, St. Petersburg) was a Russian and Ukrainian composer, harpsichordist and conductor, who served at the court of Catherine the Great. Bortniansky is critical to the musical history of both Ukraine and Russia, with both nations claiming him as their own.
Bortniansky, who has been compared to Palestrina, is known today for his liturgical works and his prolific contributions to the genre of choral concertos. He was one of the "Golden Three" of his era, alongside Artemy Vedel and Maxim Berezovsky. Bortniansky was so popular in the Russian Empire that his figure was represented in 1862 in the bronze monument of the Millennium of Russia in the Novgorod Kremlin. Bortniansky composed in many different musical styles, including choral compositions in French, Italian, Latin, German and Church Slavonic.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1751 (Hlukhiv), Died October 10th, 1825 (Saint Petersburg)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1937
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-20494||10-in.||8/3/1917||Vespergesang||Paul Reimers||Male vocal solo, with harp and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||CVE-41438||12-in.||12/30/1927||Come all ye||Holy Virgin Church Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||composer|
|Brunswick||13056||10-in.||5/7/1924||Mnohajalita||Ukrainian National Chorus||Mixed vocal chorus||composer|
|Edison||8423||10-in.||4/14/1922||Vesper hymn||Frieda Hempel ; Lyric Male Quartet||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||0LA2209||10-in.||Nov. 1937||Gloria in excelsis||Nicolas Atonsky ; Chœurs de la Cathédrale Russe à Paris||Vocal chorus||composer|
|Gramophone||6753r||10-in.||1909||Cheroovymskaya no. 7||Khor Arkhangelskago||Male vocal chorus||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bortnianskiĭ, Dmitriĭ Stepanovich," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103270.
Bortnianskiĭ, Dmitriĭ Stepanovich. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103270.
"Bortnianskiĭ, Dmitriĭ Stepanovich." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.
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