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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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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

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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