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Some Recommended Russian Composers

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Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857), Russia's first real composer, especially his opera Ruslan and Ludmilla

Aleksandr Borodin (1833-1887), especially his opera Prince Igor

César Cui (Tsezar' Kiui, 1835-1918)

Milii Balakirev (1837-1910)

Modest Mussorgskii (1839-1881), especially his opera Boris Godunov, his piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition and St. John's Night on the Bare Mountain (Night on Bald Mountain)

Peter Tchaikovsky (Petr Chaikovskii, 1840-1893)

Nikolai Rimskii-Korsakov (1844-1908), most renowned for the Flight of the Bumblebee (in the opera Tale of Tsar Saltan) and Scheherazade

Aleksandr Scriabin (1872-1915)

Igor Stravinskii (1882-1971), especially his ballet The Rite of Spring (1913)

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), especially his ballet Romeo and Juliet (1938)

Dmitrii Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943), especially his Piano Concerto No. 2 (1900–01)



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