The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a creative group of leading Russian musicians of the 1860’s, headed by the composer M. A. Balakirev. The circle was also called the “Mighty Bunch” (known in English as “the Five”) and the “New Russian School of Music.” [2–1653–11
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