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(born June 1, 1804, Novospasskoye, Russiadied Feb. 15, 1857, Berlin, Prussia ) Russian composer. He studied in Italy and Berlin, and in 1836 his first opera, , immediately earned him a reputation as Russia's leading composer. Elements of Russian folk music were heard even more clearly in the opera (1842) and the orchestral work (1848). The influence of these works on later Russian composers, including Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, was significant, and Glinka is regarded as the father of the Russian national school.
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