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).

(born June 1, 1804, Novospasskoye, Russia—died Feb. 15, 1857, Berlin, Prussia ) Russian composer. He studied in Italy and Berlin, and in 1836 his first opera, A Life for the Tsar, immediately earned him a reputation as Russia's leading composer. Elements of Russian folk music were heard even more clearly in the opera Ruslan and Ludmila (1842) and the orchestral work Kamarinskaya (1848). The influence of these works on later Russian composers, including Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, was significant, and Glinka is regarded as the father of the Russian national school.

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(born June 1, 1804, Novospasskoye, Russia—died Feb. 15, 1857, Berlin, Prussia ) Russian composer. He studied in Italy and Berlin, and in 1836 his first opera, A Life for the Tsar, immediately earned him a reputation as Russia's leading composer. Elements of Russian folk music were heard even more clearly in the opera Ruslan and Ludmila (1842) and the orchestral work Kamarinskaya (1848). The influence of these works on later Russian composers, including Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, was significant, and Glinka is regarded as the father of the Russian national school.

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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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