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Albreht, Karl Frantsevich (1807- 1863), a misician

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ALBRECHT, Karl Frantsevich (1807–1863, Gatchina Town), violinist, composer, choirmaster, teacher. He was born in Prussia where he obtained musical education. In the period 1825-38 he worked as a violinist and a conductor at different choirs and orchestras in Germany. In 1838 he was invited to St.Petersburg as a conductor of a German troupe and the orchestra of Aleksandrinsky Theatre. In 1840 Albrecht was appointed a conductor of Russian troupe. In 1842 he conducted the premiere of M.I. Glinka’s opera “Ruslan and Lyudmila”. Since 1845 he also conducted the concerts of the Imperial Chapel Choir and Philharmonic Society. Albrecht often performed in concerts in the towns of St.Petersburg Gubernia. He is an author of music to the ballets “Dve Tetky” (“Two Women”) (1845), “Proshedshiy I Nyneshniy Vek” (“Past and Present Century”) (staged in 1845), of love songs to the rhymes of A.S. Pushkin, A.V. Koltsov, А.К. Тоlstoy, etc. Since 1850 until his death Albrecht lived in Gatchina Town, taught music and singing at Gatchina Nikolayevsky Imperial Orphanage. In Gatchina Town he composed a Mass, ballet “Gorny Dukh” (“Mountain Spirit”), three string quartets, love songs. Albrecht was an organizer of theatrical performances in Gatchina Palace. He was buried in Lutheran section of Gatchina Town Cemetery.

Kruzhnov, Yuri Nikolayevich

Albrecht, Karl Frantsevich
Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich
Koltsov, Aleksey Vasilyevich
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich
Tolstoy, Aleksey Konstantinovich, Count

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town/25 Oktyabrya Prospekt (25 October Prospekt)
Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town

Римский-Корсаков А. К истории пер¬вой постановки “Руслана и Людмилы” (из дневника К. Ф. Аль¬брехта) // Музыкальная летопись. Сб. 2. П., 1923, 31-34

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