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Glin·ka(glĭng′kə, glyēn′kə), Mikhail Ivanovich 1804-1857.
Russian composer considered the founder of Russian nationalistic music. His works include the operas A Life for the Czar (1836) and Russlan and Ludmilla (1842).
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(Biography) Mikhail Ivanovich (mixaˈil iˈvanəvitʃ). 1804–57, Russian composer who pioneered the Russian national school of music. His works include the operas A Life for the Tsar (1836) and Russlan and Ludmilla (1842)
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Mikhail Ivanovich, 1803–57, Russian composer.
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