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 Alexei Feodorovich Lvov

Alexei Feodorovich Lvov

Birth
Tallinn, Tallinna linn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Death 28 Dec 1870 (aged 72)
Kaunas, Kaunas City Municipality, Kaunas, Lithuania
Burial Pazaislis, Kaunas City Municipality, Kaunas, Lithuania
Memorial ID 3983 · View Source
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Composer. Born Alexei Fyodorovich Lvov in Reval (present day Tallinn), Estonia, the son of Fyodor Petrovich Lvov, director of the Imperial Chapel choir in St Petersburg. He served in the Russian army from 1818 to 1837, advancing to major-general in 1828, and the post of aide-de-camp for Czar Nicholas I. In 1833, the Czar commissioned him to compose a melody for a Russian Imperial anthem, the resultant 'Bozhe, tsarya khrani' (God Save the Czar), was accepted and has since been featured in various compositions including Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture.' In 1837, he succeeded his father as director of the imperial court chapel choir in St. Petersburg. He composed several pieces of church music for the Imperial choir, including 'God the Omnipotent!' 'Of Thy Mystical Supper,' and 'Lord Have Mercy,' as well as a violin concerto and several operas, including 'Bianca and Gualtiero' (1844) and 'Undine' in 1846 . In 1850 he founded the Russian Concert Society. A skilled violinist, he toured Europe several times with his own string quartet, and offered weekly concerts for his social circle when at home. He left his post in 1861, and retired entirely in 1867 due to advancing deafness. Upon his death at age 72, he was entombed in the Pažaislis Monastery, Kaunas, Lithuania.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexei Feodorovich Lvov (25 May 1798–28 Dec 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3983, citing Pazaislis Monastery, Pazaislis, Kaunas City Municipality, Kaunas, Lithuania ; Maintained by Find A Grave .