Five, the [Moguchaya kuchka; Mighty Handful]
- Edward Garden
A group of 19th-century Russian composers led by Balakirev, the other members being Borodin, Cui, Musorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. Their aim was to follow in Glinka's footsteps and create a distinctly Russian school of music. Formed in St Petersburg before the foundation of the Conservatory of Music by Anton Rubinstein in ...