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Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev
Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (2 January 1837 – 29 May 1910)was a Russian pianist, conductor and composer known today primarily for his work promoting musical nationalism and his encouragement of more famous Russian composers, notably Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
He began his career as a pivotal figure, extending the fusion of traditional folk music and experimental classical music practices begun by composer Mikhail Glinka. In the process, Balakirev developed musical patterns that could express overt nationalistic feeling.
After a nervous breakdown and consequential sabbatical, he returned to classical music but did not wield the same level of influence as before.
As a composer, Balakirev finished major works many years after he had started them; he began his First Symphony in 1864 but completed it in 1897. The exception to this was his oriental fantasy Islamey for solo piano, which he composed quickly and remains popular among virtuosos.
Often, the musical ideas normally associated with Rimsky-Korsakov or Borodin originated in Balakirev's compositions, which Balakirev played at informal gatherings of The Five. However, his slowness in completing works for the public robbed him of credit for his inventiveness, and pieces that would have enjoyed success had they been completed in the 1860s and '70s made a much smaller impact.
Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin
In The Monastery Listen
Mazurka 2 Listen
Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (November 1833 – 27 February 1887) was a Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist.
He was a member of the group of composers called The Five (or "The Mighty Handful"), who were dedicated to producing a specifically Russian kind of art music.
He is best known for his symphonies, his two string quartets, In the Steppes of Central Asia and his opera Prince Igor. Music from Prince Igor and his string quartets was later adapted for the US musical Kismet.
He was a notable advocate of women's rights and a proponent of education in Russia and was a founder of the School of Medicine for Women in St. Petersburg.
Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmuller
Etudes Opus109 Agitato Listen
Etudes Opus109 Awaking In The Woods Listen
Etudes Opus109 Separation Listen
Etudes Opus109 Spinning Song Listen
Etudes Opus109 The Fountain Listen
Etudes Opus109 The Pearls Listen
Etudes Opus109 The Sylphs Listen
Etudes Opus109 Thunderstorm Listen
Etudes Opus109 Velocity Listen
Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmuller (4 December 1806 – 13 February 1874) was a German pianist and composer.
He was born in Ratisbon (now Regensburg) Germany.
Both his father, August, and his brother, Norbert, were musicians. His father was a musical theatre director in Weimar and other Southern German centers.
He moved to Kassel in 1829 to study under Ludwig Spohr and Moritz Hauptmann. There he appeared as a pianist for his first concert, January 14, 1830.
Friedrich moved to Paris in 1832 (at age 26), where he stayed until his death. There, he adopted Parisian music and developed his trademark (light) style of playing.
He wrote many pieces of salon music for the piano and published several albums. Burgmüller also went on to compose piano études intended for children.
Burgmüller composed piano pieces, waltzes, nocturnes, polonaises and two ballets. His piece, the Peasant Pas de Deux was added to Adolphe Adam's ballet Giselle for its 1841 premiere. This music was originally titled Souvenirs de Ratisbonne.
Enrique Granados Campina
Danzas Espanolas No2 Oriental Listen
Danzas Espanolas No3 Zarabanda Listen
Danzas Espanolas No4 Villanesca Listen
Enrique Granados Campina (27 July 1867 – 24 March 1916) was a Spanish pianist and composer of classical music.
His music is in a uniquely Spanish style and, as such, is representative of musical nationalism.
Granados wrote piano music, chamber music (a piano quintet, a piano trio, music for violin and piano), songs, zarzuelas, and an orchestral tone poem based on Dante's Divine Comedy.
Many of his piano compositions have been transcribed for the classical guitar: examples include Dedicatoria, Danza No. 5, Goyescas.
His music can be divided into basically three styles or periods:
A romantic style including such pieces as Escenas Romanticas and Escenas Poeticas.
A more typically nationalist, Spanish style including such pieces as Danzas Españolas (Spanish Dances), 6 Piezas sobre cantos populares españoles (Six Pieces based on popular Spanish songs).
The Goya (Goyesca) period, which includes the piano suite Goyescas, the opera Goyescas, various Tonadillas for voice and piano, and other works.
Granados was an important influence on at least two other important Spanish composers and musicians, Manuel de Falla and Pablo Casals. He was also the teacher of composer Rosa García Ascot.
Moritz Maurice Moszkowski
Ttincelles Opus36 No6 Listen
Moritz Maurice Moszkowski (23 August 1854 – 4 March 1925) was a German-Jewish composer, pianist, and teacher of Polish descent on his paternal side.
His brother Alexander Moszkowski was a famous writer and satirist in Berlin.
Ignacy Paderewski said: "After Chopin, Moszkowski best understands how to write for the piano, and his writing embraces the whole gamut of piano technique."
Although less known today, Moszkowski was well respected and popular during the late nineteenth century.
Despite the balance and bright limpidity of his playing and his wonderful technique, which aroused the enthusiasm of admirers throughout Europe, his music has also been described as "devoid of the masculine and the feminine".
He was a master in his pianistic repertoire, but it was in his own compositions that he was more admired.
His music rapidly became a sensation, but he also had legitimate success in major works for the stage and the concert hall.
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Promenade Gnomus Listen
Promenade Il Vecchio Castello Listen
Promenade The Market Place Of Limoges Listen
Promenade The Tuileries Listen
The Hut On Chickens Legs Listen
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (21 March 1839 – 28 March 1881) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five".
He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period.
He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music.
Many of his works were inspired by Russian history, Russian folklore, and other nationalist themes. Such works include the opera Boris Godunov, the orchestral tone poem Night on Bald Mountain, and the piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition.
For many years Mussorgsky's works were mainly known in versions revised or completed by other composers.
Many of his most important compositions have recently come into their own in their original forms, and some of the original scores are now also available.
Gaspard De La Nuit Le Gibet Listen
Gaspard De La Nuit Ondine Listen
Gaspard De La Nuit Scarbo Listen
Jeux Deau Listen
Miroirs Noctuelles Listen
Joseph-Maurice Ravel (7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor.
He is often associated with impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term.
In the 1920s and 30s Ravel was internationally regarded as France's greatest living composer.
Born to a music-loving family, Ravel attended France's premier music college, the Paris Conservatoire; he was not well regarded by its conservative establishment, whose biased treatment of him caused a scandal. After leaving the conservatoire Ravel found his own way as a composer, developing a style of great clarity, incorporating elements of baroque, neoclassicism and, in his later works, jazz.
He liked to experiment with musical form, as in his best-known work, Boléro (1928), in which repetition takes the place of development.
He made some orchestral arrangements of other composers' music, of which his 1922 version of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition is the best known.