Kerzelli family

Kerzelli family

Kerzelli, Cherzelli, Kerzelly or Kertsel (Russian: Керцелли, Керцель or Керцеллий) was the surname of a large family of musicians of Italian, Czech or Austrian origin [the available information is vague and contradictory] , which settled in Russia in the 18th century.

*Iosif Kerzelli or Iohann (also known as I. B. Kerzelli) was a composer and journalist working for the magazine «Музыкальные увеселения» ("Muzykalye uveseleniya" –"The Musical Amusements", 1774-1775). His trios, choruses, dances etc. were printed there. In 1773 he started a musical college in Moscow, where his sons taught.

*Franz Iosifovich Kerzelli was a cellist, Kapellmeister and composer of a cello concerto, a son of Iosif Kerzelli. He ran a series of concerts with symphony and "rogovoi" (horn) orchestras until the middle of 1790s.

*Ivan Kerzelli or Iohann Kerzelly (also known as I. I. Kerzelli, Iosif Iosifovich Kerzelli, or Iosif Kertsel, Russian: Иван Керцелли, Иосиф Иосифович Керцелли, И. И. Керцелли, or Иосиф Керцель) was a conductor in 18th-century Imperial Russia. (see main article)
*Mikhail Franzevich Kerzelli (born c1740 [or 1750, or 1755] , Vienna – died end of December 1818, Moscow) was a pianist, violinist, teacher and composer of string quartets, violin duets, orchestral and liturgical compositions. (see main article)

*Ivan Franzevich Kerzelli (born c1760 [or 1765] , died May 26 (OS May 14) 1820) was a composer and the Kapellmeister of Petrovsky Theatre in Moscow.He wrote comic operas to libretti by Vasily Levshin:
*"Svad'ba gospodina Voldyreva" ("Свадьба господина Волдырева – The Wedding of Mr Voldyrev), one-act opera 1793 Moscow)
*"Korol na okhote" ("Король на охоте – The King on the Hunting", three-act opera, 1794 Moscow)
*"Mnimye vdovtsy" ("Мнимые вдовцы – The False Widowers), three-act opera, 1794 Moscow)
*"Svoya nosha ne tyanet" ("Своя ноша не тянет – The Burden Is Not Heavy if It Is Yours, two-act opera", probably together with Vasily Pashkevich, 1794 Moscow)
*"Molodye poskoreye starych mogut obmanut"' (" Молодые поскорее старых могут обманывать – The Young Can Deceive Better Than Old" ), one-act opera (1796 Litvinovo) also:

*Anton Kerzelli, was a sheet music seller. He had a music shop in Moscow

*Lev Kerzelli, was a cellist, a pupil of Bernhard Romberg (1761-1841).

Bibliography

*Энциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона (1890—1907).
*Энциклопедический музыкальный словарь, Сост. Б. Штейнпресс и И. Ямпольский, Москва, 1966

External links

* [http://www.operone.de/komponist/kerzelli.html Operone 1]
* [http://www.operone.de/komponist/kerzellim.html Operone 2]
* [http://www.operone.de/komponist/kerzellii.html Operone 3]


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