Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (Russian: Милий Алексеевич Балакирев Milij Alekseevič Balakirev) (January 2, 1837 – May 29, 1910) was a Russian composer. He is better known today for bringing together the composers known as The Five than for his own music, with the possible exception of his Islamey: an Oriental Fantasy, which is still popular among pianists.
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