(ca. 17511825). Father of Russ. ch. music, though his compositions are It. rather than Russ. in character. Catharine the Great sent him to it. (Venice, Rome, Naples) for training, that he might return to reform Russ. ch. music. After 11 yrs. in It. he returned and gave himself to the assigned task. Not a few of his compositions have been sung in Luth. and other Prot. chs.
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