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Composer: Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich (1837-1910)

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Year of birth1837
Year of death1910
NationalityRussia
PeriodRomantic
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New York CityJupiter Symphony Chamber Players: The Great vs. The Five

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players: The Great vs. The Five
Cui, Zimbalist, Balakirev, Tchaikovsky
Karl Kramer; Janice Carissa; Stefan Milenkovich; Maurycy Banaszek; David Requiro

LondonRussian Roots

Rachmaninov, Balakirev, Shostakovich
London Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda; Seong-Jin Cho
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Opening concert of the Istanbul Music Festival

Sascha Goetzel and the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic © Ersin Durmus | Istanbul Music Festival
Most music Festivals only have to deal with demanding divas, mercurial maestros or bad weather. In Istanbul there is a lot more at stake.
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Scattering clouds: Ekaterina Semenchuk at Wigmore Hall

Ekaterina Semenchuk © Sheila Rock
Recitals of Russian song don't have to be suffocated with doom and gloom. Neither do they have to be built upon the works of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.
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Behzod Abduraimov at Carnegie Hall

Behzod Abduraimov © Nissor Abdourazakov
Behzod Abduraimov brought his intense and brilliant pianism for his first recital on the main stage of Carnegie Hall
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Musical wizardry: Karen Gomyo in Atlanta

Karen Gomyo © Gabrielle Revere
Violinist Keren Gomyo and conductor Cristian Măcelaru team up to provide a superb Tchaikovsly concerto. 
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Russian Roulette: Pappano’s spin through the Mighty Handful

Sir Antonio Pappano © ROH | Clive Barda
On day release from the Covent Garden pit for their annual evening in the limelight, the ROH Orchestra took a quick spin through works by Russia's Mighty Handful. 
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