|Mikhail Glinka. Romances and Songs.|
|Elibron Classics, 2001, 346 pages|
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|Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (1804-1857), list of works|
|Cloistered in the stifling home of his paternal grandmother for the first six years of his life, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka developed both a weak constitution (he was a notorious hypochondriac) and a passion for the clangorous sound of the bells at a nearby church. Later, after his introduction to Western music, Glinka forged a strikingly original compositional style that combined Western traditions with distinctively Russian melodies and harmonies.|
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