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Milij Aleksiejewicz Bałakiriew

Milij Aleksiejewicz Bałakiriew

Milij Aleksiejewicz Bałakiriew

*21 XII / 2 I 1837/1838 Niżny Nowogrod, †16 (29) V 1910 Petersburg

Russian pianist, composer and conductor. One of the members of The Five, also known as The Mighty Handful or The Mighty Coterie. He studied at the University in Kazań, but he had never studied the music.

He was the leader of the group, a brilliant pianist, composer of piano pieces and a great admirer of the music of Chopin. 

He contributed to building of Chopin's monument in Żelazowa Wola - the monument, which was unvieled on the 14th of October 1894. 


 

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