Classical Memories 2 January: Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev


The Boypoet Remembers....

Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

Composer: Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

Dates: 2 January 1837 – 29 May 1910

Nationality: Russian

Title of Piece: Overture on 3 Russian Themes

Brief Biography: As a boy Balakirev lived with Oulibichev, where he wrote the biography of Mozart. Although a composer in his own right Balakirev is better known for bringing together ‘The Five’ or Balakirev Circle of composers consisting of himself, Cui, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin.

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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