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"Gnome" from Pictures at an Exhibition


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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

The Mighty Handful

The Mighty Handful, also known as the Mighty Five, were group of Russian composers who all wanted to develop a distinctly Russian style of classical music. The Mighty Five composers were Mily Balakirev, Alexander Borodin, Cesar Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Track list:
Balakirev: Overture on Three Russian Themes (2 selections)
Borodin: Prince Igor
Rimsky - Korsakov: Dance of the Tumblers from The Snow Maiden
Cui: Scherzo Rustique
Mussorgsky: Gnome from Pictures at an Exhibition

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Who were The Mighty Handful?

A Basketball Team

A Family of Five Brothers

A Group of Russian Composers

A String Quartet

Waiters at a Restaurant

2.Who was the leader of the Mighty Handful?

Ludwig van Beethoven

Johann Sebastian Bach

Piotr Tchaikovsky

Antonio Vivaldi

Mily Balakirev

3. Which member of the Mighty Handful was a professor of chemistry?

Mily Balakirev

Alexander Borodin

Cesar Cui

Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov

Modest Mussorgsky

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