from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich 1804-1857. Russian composer considered the founder of Russian nationalistic music. His works include the operas A Life for the Czar (1836) and Russlan and Ludmilla (1842).

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  • n. Russian composer (1804-1857)


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  • Riemann calls Glinka "the Berlioz of Russia," in the originality of his invention and his clever technique; and something more, namely, that he created a national school of music for his country.

    A Popular History of the Art of Music From the Earliest Times Until the Present

  • Great music was composed by men such as Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin.

    The Process of Perestroika

  • The Russians, led by Glinka, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky, concentrated on history or the fairy tale; the Czechs, led by Smetana, Dvorˇ ák and Janá cˇ ek, on comedy, fairy tale and later realism.

    Opera through the ages

  • Mikhail Glinka, another proven over this trip, can also make the frame in an open contest.

    Opinion Poll gets the vote in Gold Cup on Dubai Carnival card

  • Hong Kong: Zhang Da Xun will play the cello in a Boccherini quintet, a Glinka sextet and Saint-Saens's "Carnival of the Animals."

    Time Off

  • Beyond that it will cover the chamber-music waterfront, with opening night alone featuring works for two instruments (cello and piano, by Schumann), four instruments (a Haydn string quartet), six instruments (a Glinka sextet) and eight instruments (the octet that Mendelssohn wrote, quite unbelievably, at the age of 16).

    Time Off

  • Four succeeding generations of St Petersburg's finest - Glinka, Balakirev, Glazunov and Shostakovich - are represented on this highly entertaining disc of chamber music, played with style and verve by the London Conchord Ensemble.

    Various: St Petersburg, London Conchord Ensemble

  • She won the Glinka, Russia's prestigious vocal competition, was later booked by Valery Gergiev of the Mariinsky Theatre and made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2002.

    A Diva's Domain

  • I walk across Theatre Square, past a monument to our composer Glinka, past a Kirov poster announcing the opera October, scheduled for tomorrow.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Performing works by Glinka, Shostakovich and Stravinsky.

    Classical music concerts this fall


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