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Mikhail Glinka (1804–1857)

Mikhail Glinka, the author of the first Russian Opera who suffered from abuse in his early childhood and barely survived the Napoleon's invasion of 1812, had lived most of his adult life outside of Russia and fused Spanish, Italian, French, and other influences in his own music. He was born Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka on June 1, 1804 into a wealthy ... See full bio »

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 2015 Gotham (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Under the Knife (2015) ... (writer: "Valse-fantaisie" - uncredited)
 2012 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again (2012) ... (writer: "Ruslan and Lyudmila: Overture" - uncredited)
 2011 The Bolshoi Ballet: Live from Moscow (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bolchoï, une renaissance Gala de réouverture (2011) ... (as M. Glinka, "Polonaise")
 2008 Who's Nailin' Paylin? (Video) (writer: "Patriotitcheskaya pesn" - uncredited)
 2003 Kremlyovskiy koncert (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Zolotoj Putin (2003) ... (music: "Slavsya")
 2002 Russian Ark (music: "Mazurka") / (writer: "Nocturn")
 2001 Elegy of a Voyage (Documentary) (writer: "Unknown musical piece")
 1997 Sympathy Seeker ("Patrioticheskaya pesnya", uncredited)
 1992 Twin Dragons (writer: "Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila" - uncredited)
 1978 Eugene Ormandy Conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra (TV Movie) (music: "Overture to 'Ruslan and Ludmilla'")
 1972 The Long Recess (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "Ya zdes', Inezilya" ("I'm here, Inezilya"))
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra (music: "Russlan and Ludmila, Act II, Scene 3" - uncredited)
 1968 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Man Who Dances: Edward Villella (1968) ... (writer: "Divertimento Brillante")
 1957 The Bolshoi Ballet (music: "Polonaise and Cracovienne")
 1953 Concert of Stars (Documentary) (writer: "Ivan Susanin")
 1948 Anna Karenina (music: "Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture" - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

M. Glinka | Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

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Fragment from his opera "Life for the Czar" (a.k.a. "Ivan Susanin") is current national Russian anthem.

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