Dmitry Razumovsky

Tchaikovsky Research
Dmitry Razumovsky (1818-1889)

Priest and professor of church music history at the Moscow Conservatory (b. 26 October/7 November 1818 [1], near Tula; d. 2/14 January 1889 in Moscow), born Dmitry Vasilyevich Razumovsky (Дмитрий Васильевич Разумовский).

Tchaikovsky greatly valued Razumovsky's advice concerning traditional Russian choral singing, and sought his advice when composing his liturgical works.

Razumovsky also officiated at the composer's marriage to Antonina Milyukova in Moscow on 6/18 July 1877.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

2 letters from Tchaikovsky to Dmitry Razumovsky have survived, dating from 1875 and 1877, both of which have been translated into English on this website:

2 letters from Razumovsky to the composer, dating from 1881, are preserved in the Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve at Klin (a4, Nos. 3733–3734).

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Notes and References

  1. Some sources give his year of birth as 1822.