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Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837–1910) was an outstanding Russian musician, pianist, conductor and composer. Some of the most remarkable events in the Russian music culture of the second half of the 19th century are linked with his name.Balakirev’s compositions for symphony orchestra in which the musical and aesthetic principles inherited from Mikhail Glinka and Alexander Dargomyzhsky found their development take a central place in his creative work.
For this program were brought together seven symphonic works in their chronological sequence: Overture on the theme of a Spanish march for symphony orchestra, Overtures on the themes of three Russian songs, King Lear, music to the tragedy by William Shakespeare, symphonic poems Rus, In Czechia, Tamara, and a Suite for Orchestra. All them were performed by the outstanding musician of the XX century – Evgeny Svetlanov and the USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra.
Overture on the theme of a Spanish march for symphony orchestra
Overtures on the themes of three Russian songs
King Lear, music to the tragedy by William Shakespeare
Rus, a symphonic poem
In Czechia, a symphonic poem
Tamara, a symphonic poem
Suite for Orchestra