Balakirev

Balakirev

BalakirevMily Alexeyevich Balakirev (Russian: ????? ?????????? ?????????, Milij Alekseevic Balakirev, 1910) was a Russian pianist, conductor and composer. He is known today primarily for his work promoting musical nationalism in Russia. Working in conjunction with critic Vladimir Stasov, Balakirev brought together the composers now known as the Five, encouraged their efforts and acted as a musical midwife both for them and for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Balakirev began his career as a pivotal figure in Russian music by extending and developing the fusion began by Mikhail Glinka of traditional Russian and boldly experimental music. In doing so, he established musical patterns that could express overtly nationalistic feeling. He not only demonstrated in his own works how this could be done, but also by taking amateur musicians of prescribed musical education but enormous potential such as Modest Mussorgsky, Alexander Borodin and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, he imparted his own musical beliefs and passed them on to underlie the thinking of his pupils.

Balakirev found himself in an unusual position in his later yers of attending premieres of works he had begun long ago but had only recently completed. For instance, he began writing his First Symphony in 1864 but finished it in 1897. Often, the musical ideas normally associated with Rimsky-Korsakov or Borodin actually originated in Balakirev's compositions. However, his slowness in bringing his works before the public robbed him of credit for his inventiveness. Also, pieces which if completed in the 1860s and 70s would have enjoyed success if they had been performed at that time actually made a much smaller impact when they were introduced toward the end of the composer's life because they had been overtaken by the accomplishments of younger composers. The exception to this is his oriental fantasy Islamey, which is still popular among pianists.

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Total 72 sheet(s) found, listing between 0 - 20.
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3 Vergessene Lieder 0 voice, piano renan_vairo (5)
3672d ago
10 Piano, Vocal Original
Danza Marineros Rusos guirzo (3)
3803d ago
1 Violin Original
dumka lpopova (10)
3816d ago
6 Piano Original
Marzuka VI astana (16)
3827d ago
11 Piano Original
Islamey: Oriental Fantasy m88key (13)
3845d ago
18 Piano Original
Reverie smarques (113)
3856d ago
10 Piano Transcription
Islamey (second version) smarques (113)
3856d ago
18 Piano Transcription
zol rybka natali-chor (396)
3857d ago
3 Piano, Vocal Original
shepot natali-chor (396)
3857d ago
3 Piano, Vocal Original
ispansk pesn natali-chor (396)
3857d ago
4 Piano, Guitar, Vocal Original
golos tvoj natali-chor (396)
3857d ago
3 Piano, Vocal Original
spanish song musicmajor1 (28)
3860d ago
4 Vocal Original
Reverie itzik1991 (74)
3868d ago
10 Piano Original
herubim natali-chor (396)
3872d ago
4 Vocal Original
Islamey Accordionhero (13)
3875d ago
25 Piano, Cello, Bass, Accordion Transcription
Reverie KirAP (678)
3875d ago
9 Piano Original
concerto No.1 RLAWLSLD (1)
3881d ago
39 Piano Original
Nocturne No 3 Sopor18 (16)
3891d ago
9 Piano Original
Islamey (2nd version) Sopor18 (16)
3891d ago
18 Piano Original
Romans z I Koncertu fortepianowego Chopina marcinkulczyk (46)
3896d ago
10 Piano Transcription