Music by Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

Born: 1st 六月 1804

Died: 15th 二月 1857

Birthplace: Novospasskoye, Russia

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (Russian: Михаи́л Ива́нович Гли́нка) was the first Russian composer to gain wide recognition within his own country, and is often regarded as the father of Russian classical music. Glinka's compositions were an important influence on future Russian composers, notably the members of The Five, who took Glinka's lead and produced a distinctive Russian style of music.