Balakirev Circle

Balakirev Circle

 

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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Apart from the widely known tales of Musorgsky's relationships with members of the Balakirev circle, this text includes material about such topics as Musorgsky's early family life, his experiences in the Cadet School of the Imperial Guards, his relationships with individuals outside the musical sphere, and his occupations during his later years.