On This Day (January 2)…Happy Birthday, Mily Balakirev!

The composer Mily Balakirev was born on this day in 1836. Retrieved from here. Balakirev came of age in a time prior to a great Russian canon or even much in the way of Russian music schools; only Mikhail Glinka’s turn to Russian folk music as inspiration existed at the time. With a small amount … Continue reading On This Day (January 2)…Happy Birthday, Mily Balakirev!