"I beg your pardon," Colonel Glinka said, scrambling after her upon his hands and knees, groping for her with outstretched arms.
At twenty Glinka took singing lessons from the Italian Belloli.
He held Wagner in something like horror, and kept contemptuous silence about all the Russian composers who followed Glinka.
Glinka was the first inspired interpreter of the Russian nationality in music.
We, in our box, continues Glinka, shed torrents of tears—tears of emotion and enthusiasm.
I can only say no one loves and appreciates Glinka more than I do.
The coldness of the public towards this work, the fruit of his mature conviction, was a keen disappointment to Glinka.
He collaborated with Glinka in writing "Ruslan and Liudmila."
But these ripe and classic works will surpass everything we have heard since Glinka.
Glinka smiled urbanely, shrugged his shoulders, and replied, 'As you please.'