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Au jardin (In the garden): Etude-idylle in D flat major (1)
Berceuse (2)
Capriccio in D major (1)
Chant de pecheur in B minor (1)
Dumka (3)
Fantasiestuck in D flat major (1)
Grand Fantasia on Russian Folksongs, op.4 (1)
Humoresque in D major (1)
Islamey (orch. Liapunov) (3)
Islamey (21)
King Lear: Overture (1)
Mazurka no.1 in A Flat major (2)
Mazurka no.2 in C sharp minor (2)
Mazurka no.3 (arr. for guitar quartet by Viktor Sobolenko) (1)
Mazurka no.3 in B minor (1)
Mazurka no.4 in G flat major (2)
Mazurka no.5 in C sharp minor (1)
Mazurka no.6 in A flat major (2)
Mazurka no.7 in E flat minor (1)
Nocturne in G sharp minor (early version of Nocturne no.1) (1)
Nocturne no.1 in B flat minor (revised version) (1)
Nocturne no.2 in B minor (4)
Nocturne no.3 in D minor (1)
Octet, op.3 (unfinished) (1)
Overture on Czech Themes (1)
Piano Concerto no.1 in E minor, op.11 (Chopin) (2)
Piano Concerto no.1 in F sharp minor, op.1 (3)
Piano Concerto no.2 in E flat major, op.posth. (2)
Piano Sonata in B flat minor, op.3 'Grande Sonate' (1855) (1)
Piano Sonata in B flat minor, op.5 'Premiere Sonate' (1856) (1)
Piano Sonata in B flat minor (6)
Piano Sonata no.2 in B flat minor, op.102 (2)
Piano Sonatina in G major, 'Esquisses' (1)
Piece in F sharp minor (1)
Polka (arr. for guitar quartet by Viktor Sobolenko) (1)
Polka in F sharp minor (1)
Reminiscences of Glinka's opera 'A Life for the Czar' (3)
Reverie in F major (2)
Russia: symphonic poem (3)
Russian folk songs (30) for piano four hands (1)
Scherzo no.1 in B minor (1)
Suite on Pieces by Chopin for orchestra (1)
Symphony no.1 in C major (6)
Symphony no.2 in D minor (3)
Tamara: symphonic poem (10)
Toccata (2)
Waltz no.1 in G major (Valse di bravura) (1)
Waltz no.2 in F minor (Valse melancolique) (1)
Waltz no.3 in D major (Valse-impromptu) (1)
Waltz no.4 in B flat major (3)
Waltz no.5 in D flat major (1)
Waltz no.6 in F sharp minor (1)
Waltz no.7 in G sharp minor (1)

Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (2 January 1837 [O.S. 21 December 1836] 29 May [O.S. 16 May] 1910) was a Russian pianist, conductor and composer known today primarily for his work promoting musical nationalism and his encouragement of more famous Russian composers, notably Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. He began his career as a pivotal figure, extending the fusion of traditional folk music and experimental classical music practices begun by composer Mikhail Glinka. In the process, Balakirev developed musical patterns that could express overt nationalistic feeling. After a nervous breakdown and consequential sabbatical, he returned to classical music but did not wield the same level of influence as before.

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Recent Balakirev releases

A la russe: Piano works by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky & Balakirev
A la russe: Piano works by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky & Balakirev

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(BIS)

Balakirev - Symphonies 1 & 2
Balakirev - Symphonies 1 & 2

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(Praga Digitals)

Balakirev - Symphony no.1, Tamara, Russia
Balakirev - Symphony no.1, Tamara, Russia

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(Alto)

Balakirev - Complete Piano Works Vol.3: Mazurkas and Other Works
Balakirev - Complete Piano Works Vol.3: Mazurkas and Other Works

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(Grand Piano)

Danse macabre: Works by Saint-Saens, Mussorgsky, Dukas, Dvorak, Balakirev, Ives
Danse macabre: Works by Saint-Saens, Mussorgsky, Dukas, Dvorak, Balakirev, Ives

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(Decca)