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date: 06 June 2020


  • Geoffrey Norris
  • , revised by Nigel Yandell


Russian firm of music publishers. The founder, H.J. Dalmas (d ?St Petersburg, 1829), was a member of the French opera troupe in St Petersburg. In 1802, with the help of Boieldieu, he opened a music shop which swiftly developed into one of the most stable Russian publishing houses of the early 19th century. Among the earliest publications were works by Boieldieu, including extracts from operas written by the composers while in St Petersburg. Dalmas was particularly noted for his various journals of French and Italian opera excerpts, including Le troubadour du nord (1804–11) and La muse cosmopolite (1827–8). He also published collections of songs (among them Nouveau choix d’airs russes, ukrainiens, kosaques, etc., 1816) and keyboard pieces, as well as a number of important individual works by Bortnyans′ky (the full score and parts of Pevets vo stane russkikh voinov, 1813), Cavos (a piano score of the opera ...

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