Saturday, January 4, 2014

Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka(1803-1857), Russian composer, founder of the new nationalistic Russian Musical School; of noble birth. He studied vocal and operatic composition in Italy; in 1834 studied with Dehn in Berlin; returned to Russia and served as professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. In 1836 he composed the first Russian opera - "A Life for the Czar", thus he was then called "Father of Russian opera". He composed operas - A Life for the Czar, Ruslan and Lydmila, Ivan Susanin), orchestral and chamber music.

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