Glinka

Glinka

[gling-kuh; Russ. glyeen-kuh]
Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich, 1804-57, first of the nationalist school of Russian composers. His two operas, A Life for the Czar (1836) and Russlan and Ludmilla (1842), marked the beginning of a characteristically Russian style of music. His best symphonic work was the incidental music to the play Prince Kholmsky.

See studies by D. Brown (1973), A. Orlova (1988), and A. Rosanov (1989).

Glinka is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Góra, within Góra County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. Prior to 1945 it was in Germany.

It lies approximately north-west of Góra, and north-west of the regional capital Wrocław.

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