Russian Five: The Mighty Handful

November 15, 2021, 7:00 pm

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Five prominent composers; Balakirev, Mussorgsky, Cui, Borodin, and Rimsky-Korsakov all worked to help form the Russian National School of Composers, which later was named The New Russian School. These five composers, led by Mily Balakirev, all lived in Saint Petersburg and collaborated from 1856 to 1870. Throughout these five episodes, Bill will research each of these composers and demonstrate some of their most prominent works. Monday, Mussorgsky; Tuesday, Rimsky-Korsakov; Wednesday, Borodin; Thursday, Cui; Friday, Balakirev.