The Glinka national museum consortium of Musical Culture
Russia. Moscow. 21.8.13
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The largest treasure house of musical culture monuments, listed in the National code of highly valued objects of cultural heritage of Russian peoples. About a million of storage items: unique musical instruments, manuscripts, personal property of musicians, books and sheet music. The museums of the association hold permanent expositions, conduct excursions, exhibitions and concerts, subscription cycles, interactive lessons and master classes
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (June 1 1804 – February 1857) was the first Russian composer to gain wide recognition within his own country, and is often regarded as the fountainhead of Russian classical music. Glinka's compositions were an important influence on future Russian composers, notably the members of The Five, who took Glinka's lead and produced a distinctive Russian style of music.