Mily Balakirev

Mily Balakirev Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    2nd January 1837
  • Died
    29th May 1910
  • Birthplace
    Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev was a Russian pianist, conductor and composer known today primarily for his work promoting musical nationalism and his encouragement of more famous Russian composers, notably Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. He began his career as a pivotal figure, extending the fusion of traditional folk music and experimental classical music practices begun by composer Mikhail Glinka. In the process, Balakirev developed musical patterns that could express overt nationalistic feeling. After a nervous breakdown and consequential sabbatical, he returned to classical music but did not wield the same level of influence as before.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Cantata on the Inauguration of the Glinka Memorial Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Capriccio Caprice Piano
Piano Concerto No.1, Op.1 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto No.2 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Tarantella Dance Piano
Tyrolean Dance Dance Piano
Au jardin Etude Piano
Grand Fantasy on Russian Folksongs, Op.4 Fantasy Piano and orchestra
Islamey, Op.18 Fantasy Piano
Impromptu Impromptu Piano
Berceuse Lullaby/Berceuse Piano
Mazurka no. 1 Mazurka Piano
Mazurka No.2 Mazurka Piano
Mazurka No.3 Mazurka Piano
Mazurka No.4 Mazurka Piano
Mazurka No.5 Mazurka Piano
Mazurka No.6 Mazurka Piano
Mazurka No.7 Mazurka Piano
Nocturne No.1 Nocturne Piano
Nocturne No.2 Nocturne Piano