- 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 Kerzellior 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 c
1760[or 1765] , died May 26(OS May 14) 1820) was a composer and the Kapellmeister of Petrovsky Theatrein 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,
*"Mnimye vdovtsy" ("Мнимые вдовцы – The False Widowers), three-act opera,
*"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
*Энциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона (1890—1907).
*Энциклопедический музыкальный словарь, Сост. Б. Штейнпресс и И. Ямпольский, Москва, 1966
* [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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