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Russian school

RUH-shun skool


A style of Russian compositions in the 19th century. Using as an inspiration, the somber, mysterious Russian church music and Russian folk tunescomposers of this style developed their own nationalistic style and rejected the Western stylistic views. They were credited with proclaiming the virtues of the Russian land. The main composers of the Russian School include the Russian "5." This group was also known as "the Five" and "the Mighty Handful," and the kutchka. They include Mily BalakirevAlexander BorodinCésar CuiModest Musorgsky, and Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.


20TH CENTURY: Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47, IV

20TH CENTURY: Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63, II

Dmitri Shostakovich: Ballet Suite No. 1, "Music Box Waltz"


Last Updated: 2013-02-14 19:28:09