Ilinski, Count Jan Stanislaw


Polish poet and composer of church-music. Born at Castle Romanov. Studied in Vienna under Salieri, Kauer and Beethoven. His first work, a mass, was published in 1826. After service in the Imperial Guard at St. Petersburg, and experience in diplomacy, he held the positions of State Counselor, Senator and Chamberlain to the Czar. In sacred music he composed psalms; three masses; two requiems; a Stabat Mater; a Te Deum, etc., all for full orchestra. He also wrote a symphony; overtures to Schiller's dramas, and for Howald's Leuchtthurm; eight string quartets; a rondo, for violin and orchestra; a Grand March, for two orchestras and chorus; and songs and concertos for the piano. The date and place of his death are unknown.