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Mikhail Glinka and Maria Petrovna
“Marriage is like Counterpoint—Opposition and Contrary Motion”
Upon departing from Italy, Mikhail Glinka stopped in Berlin and took some counterpoint lessons from Siegfried Dehn. The study of counterpoint fueled his desire to write a national opera, as he wrote to a friend, “I have a project in
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Mikhail Glinka and the Physician’s Daughter
Grand Sextet in E-flat Major
Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857), often called the “Father of Russian music,” was a bit of a delicate flower. Because his older brother had died in infancy, his grandmother lavished great care on his physical wellbeing. Glinka remembers, “Soon after my birth
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