Elizabeth Petrovna


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Elizabeth Pe·trov·na

 (pə-trôv′nə) 1709-1762.
Empress of Russia (1741-1762) whose reign saw a return to the political spirit of her father, Peter I, and was marked by cultural development and Russian involvement in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) and the Seven Years' War (1756-1763).
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The second volume consists of seven equally varied chapters, these being "Music and Theater, 1730-1740", "Music in Court Life during the Reigns of Elizabeth Petrovna and Catherine II", "Music in Russia's Domestic Life during the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century", "The Russian Horn Band", "Music in Russian Public Life during the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century", "Musical Creativity in Russia during the Eighteenth Century", and "Literature about Music, Publishers and Sellers of Sheet Music, Instrument Makers and Merchants."
The Empress Elizabeth Petrovna had been on the Russian throne for fifteen years.
This was a dangerous business--even in a court with morals as lax as that of Elizabeth Petrovna. Catherine was married to the heir to the throne.
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