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Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (Russian: Михаил Иванович Глинка, tr. Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil ɨˈvanəvʲɪdʑ ˈɡlʲinkə] (listen); 1 June [O.S. 20 May] 1804 – 15 February  [O.S. 3 February] 1857) was the first Russian composer to gain wide recognition within his own country and is often regarded as the fountainhead of Russian classical music. His compositions were an important influence on other Russian composers, notably the members of The Five, who produced a distinctive Russian style of music.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1, 1804 (Novospasskoye), Died February 2, 1857 (Berlin)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 26-36 of 36 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E25931-E25932 10-in. 1/10/1928 Kamarinskaja Andrei Zibulsky Accordion solo composer  
Brunswick C1488-C1489 10-in. 1/14/1928 Jizn za Tzarja Moskowsky Voienny Orkestr Orchestra composer  
Edison 7239 10-in. 3/24/1920 The lark Cherniavsky Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Gramophone 186L 10-in. 1902 Russlan and Ludmila overture Imperial Court Band [i.e., Orkestr Pavlovskago Voennago Uchilisha] Band composer  
Gramophone 205L 10-in. 1902 Air of Russlan Polikarp Davidovich Orlov Baritone vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 310L 12-in. approximately 1902 Doubt Emilia Kristmann Soprano vocal solo, with piano and violin obbligato composer  
Gramophone Cc558 12-in. 10/11/1921 Midnight review Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin ; Percy Pitt Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone Cc1292 12-in. 5/5/1922 Russlan and Ludmilla : Overture Albert Coates ; Symphony Orchestra [Gramophone Co., 1920s] Orchestra composer  
Gramophone HO1914ac 12-in. 6/16/1916 Life for the Czar : Selection Band of H. M. Coldstream Guards Band composer  
Gramophone 2815L 10-in. 1905 The doubt M. A. Michailova ; Kalvdija Alekseevna Turgarinova Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WA2557 10-in. either October or November 1925 A life for the czar Kedroff Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
(Results 26-36 of 36 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich," accessed December 7, 2023,

Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2023, from

"Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 December 2023.

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