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Mily Balakirev

Mily Balakirev

Biography

The importance of Russian-born Mily Balakirev (1837-1910) was equal as a composer and trendsetter in the second half of the 19th century: he expanded the Russian trends of Orientalism and composed with dynamic variation technique that influenced Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky and even Tchaikovsky. Today he is known primarily for that technique and for his work promoting nationalism in Russian music.
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