Mainly music for violin.
Russian violinist and composer.
He was a serf, but by order of Prince Potemkin he gained his freedom in 1785.
He was the first composer - not only in Russia - who consequently based himself on folk-music for his compositions. In that respect he is the first ‘folklorist’ in the history of Western music.
English transliteration of his name: Ivan Evstaf’evich Khandoshkin.
- Th. Willemze, Componistenlexicon, Het Spectrum, Utrecht 1981.
- Anne Mischakoff, UMI Research Press, 1983. Khandoshkin and the beginning of Russian string music. 200 pages, contains biography