Dargomïzhsky, Alexander Sergeyevich (opera)
- Richard Taruskin
(b Troitskoye, Tula district, 2/Feb 14, 1813; d St Petersburg, 5/Jan 17, 1869). Russian composer . The outstanding figure in Russian opera between Glinka’s lapse into creative impotence and the advent of Tchaikovsky and the Five, Dargomïzhsky had an influence, and has a historical importance, out of all proportion to the frequency with which his music was ever performed....