the first Russian composer to gain wide recognition within his own country, and is often regarded as the fountainhead of Russian classical music. Glinka's compositions were an important influence on future Russian composers, notably the members of The Five, who took Glinka's lead and produced a distinctive Russian style of music.
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11/27/1842-Mikhail Glinka's opera Ruslan and Lyudmila premieres in Petersburg
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Alexander Dargomyzhsky
...bridged the gap in Russian opera composition between Mikhail Glinka and the later generation of The Five and Pyotr...
Baron Anton Delvig
...put to music by the composers Alexander Alyabyev and Mikhail Glinka.
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