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Modest Mussorgsky:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

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

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About Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
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This Week's Quiz

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

Who was the leader of the Mighty Handful?

 Ludwig van Beethoven

 Johann Sebastian Bach

 Piotr Tchaikovsky

 Antonio Vivaldi

 Mily Balakirev

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

 Mily Balakirev

 Alexander Borodin

 Cesar Cui

 Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov

 Modest Mussorgsky

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Modest Mussorgsky:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

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

More shows about Modest Mussorgsky

About Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
Halloween Music
Music from Russian Operas

Learn more about Modest Mussorgsky

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

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

Who was the leader of the Mighty Handful?

 Ludwig van Beethoven

 Johann Sebastian Bach

 Piotr Tchaikovsky

 Antonio Vivaldi

 Mily Balakirev

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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