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Glinka

[gling-kuh; Russian glyeen-kuh]
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noun
  1. Mi·kha·il I·va·no·vich [mi-kah-eel i-vah-nuh-vich; Russian myi-khuh-yeel ee-vah-nuh-vyich] /mɪ kɑˈil ɪˈvɑ nə vɪtʃ; Russian myɪ xʌˈyil iˈvɑ nə vyɪtʃ/, 1803–57, Russian composer.
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Historical Examples

  • Glinka was the first inspired interpreter of the Russian nationality in music.

    The Russian Opera

    Rosa Newmarch

  • There is no doubt, writes Glinka, that I owe more to Dehn than to any of my masters.

    The Russian Opera

    Rosa Newmarch

  • At twenty Glinka took singing lessons from the Italian Belloli.

    The Russian Opera

    Rosa Newmarch

  • He is seeking, in fact, to fuse Glinka and Wagner, and produce a Russian music-drama.

    The Russian Opera

    Rosa Newmarch

  • I can only say no one loves and appreciates Glinka more than I do.


British Dictionary definitions for glinka

Glinka

noun
  1. Mikhail Ivanovich (mixaˈil iˈvanəvitʃ). 1803–57, Russian composer who pioneered the Russian national school of music. His works include the operas A Life for the Tsar (1836) and Russlan and Ludmilla (1842)
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