Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka 

Portrait of Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka was the first Russian composer to gain recognition within his own country. He born on 1st June 1804 in Novospasskoye, Smolensk, Russia and died on 15th February 1857 in Berlin, Germany aged 52.

Major Works

“Ruslan and Lyudmila” (1842)
“Jota Aragonesa” (1845)
“Kamarinskaya”. “A Night in Madrid” (1848)