Stepan Degtyarev (Composer)
Born: 1766, Borisovka, Russia
Died: 5th May 1813, Kursk Governorate, Russia
Stepan Anikiyevich Degtyarev (Степан Аникиевич Дегтярёв) was a renowned Russian composer of the late 18th century. He was most famous for his nationalistic Russian Choral Music.
His oratorio Minin and Pozharsky - or the Liberation of Moscow (1811) concerned the 1612 liberation of Moscow from Polish occupation during the Time of Troubles interregnum by the Second Zemschina Army led by Kuzma Minin-Sukhoruk, a fishmonger, and Prince Dmitry Pozharsky.