Mily Balakirev

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  • The Mighty Handful

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    The Mighty Handful During nineteenth century, there were five major players who worked together to establish the unique and distinct sound that is Russian classical music. Mily Balakirev, Cesar Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Borodin. The five composers all lived in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and worked together to created amazing works of music from 1856 to 1870. The Mighty Handful got their name from an article entitled Mr. Balakirev’s Slavic Concert, by acclaimed

  • Russian Opera Essay

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    Russian Opera The seeds of a distinctively national art music in Russia are usually dated from the first half of the 19th century. The performance of the opera A Life for the Tsar (1836), by Mikhail GLINKA, is usually cited as the turning point for Russian music (Russia's national anthem is taken from this opera). In this historical opera, as well as in his subsequent opera Ruslan and Ludmila (1842), the orchestral fantasy Kamarinskaya (1848), and numerous songs, Glinka successfully fused

  • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky Essay

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    Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was born into a wealthy family as a child. His family owned a lot of land, and was very successful. Mussorgsky was born on March 9th, 1839. In Karevo, Russia. He was a very fortunate person to grow up to be a musician. Music ran in his family his mother Yuliah Chrikova was an expert at the piano. As for Mussorgsky's father he also was skilled in piano, however, he did it as more of a hobby. Mussorgsky's father being a large land owner in this time period he owned a lot

  • Modest Mussorgsky Analysis

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    After a series of wars spread throughout Europe in the early 19th century, many countries found themselves developing a national identity through their music. This move toward what became known as Nationalism opened new doors for composers, but it also created tension among those who had different ideas about creating that national sound. In Russia, a group of five composers, later known as The Mighty Handful, gathered together to firmly establish music that would instantly be recognized as Russian

  • What Role Does Glinka Play In Russia

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    Russian culture in the nineteenth century was propagated virtually entirely through the poetry of a few writers such as Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Pushkin. This is to say that the works of a select group of wordsmiths represented the majority of the artistic output of the largest country in the world and earned them elevated status. Russian music at this point took place on the most miniscule of scopes, consisting mainly of folk melodies passed down equally through generations of nobility and peasantry

  • Alexander Glazunov Research Paper

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    romantic period. He was only a boy of nine years when he started playing piano, which he was naturally gifted at; he started composing his own music at the age of eleven. When his talent was discovered by the former head of The Russian Five, Mily Balakirev, news spread quickly to the famed composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov who sought to meet this young, high school aged, composer. Glazunov was taught privately by Rimsky-Korsakov at the conservatory of St. Petersburg; Rimsky said that “His musical

  • Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov : A Russian Poet

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    Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov was a Russian composer, conductor, teacher, and naval officer during the nineteenth century. A talented pianist, Rimsky-Korsakov wrote works such as operas, choral and chamber music throughout the course of his life. He greatly impacted Russian classical music, particularly with his incredible use of word painting. According to scholarly author Zoran Minderovic, “Rimsky-Korsakov's music is accessible and engaging owing to his talent for tone-coloring and brilliant

  • Discuss With Class The Characteristics Of 19th Century Classical Russian Music

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    Activities xx provide more information Discuss with class the characteristics of 19th century classical Russian Music. Discuss Russian composers, in particular “The Five” or “The Mighty Handful” ( Mousorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Cui and Balakirev). Play selections/excerpts of pieces by Russian composers and have students describe characteristics of the music they hear. Discuss particular instrumentation, tone colors. Discuss how Russian music was often based on stories, characters and Russian

  • Composer, Igor Fyodorvich Stravinsky

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    it helped impart to him the idea and workings of Korsakov’s Russian classic style on an intimate level. It must be said that Nikolai was a well-known Russian composer of his time who had worked alongside Mily Balakirev, Cesar Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, and Alexander Borodin to establish The Balakirev Circle where they worked to create Russian Classical Music genre. One of the key points of the Russian Classical style was that it heavily used village songs as part of their work to enrich their Russian