the first significant and original Russian-born composer (1804-1857)
The Russian Five
Rimsky-Korsakov, Cesar Cui, Alexander Borodin, Modest Mussorgsky, Mily Balakirev.
Modest Mussorgsky's greatest work is this opera.
a small keyboard instrument on which tones are sounded by hammers striking metal bars.
Das Knaben Wunderhorn
the Youth's Magic Horn, a collection of some seven hundred German folk poems.
a sometimes ungainly alto oboe that Strauss used in his Symphnia domestica