Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (Roushie: Михаи́л Ива́нович Гли́нка; 1 Juin [A.S. 20 Mey] 1804 – 15 Februar [A.S. 3 Februar] 1857) wis the first Roushie componer tae gain wide recogneetion within his awn kintra, an is eften regairdit as the foontainheid o Roushie clessical muisic.[1] Glinka's composeetions war an important influence on futur Roushie componers, notably the members o The Five, wha teuk Glinka's lead an produced a distinctive Roushie style o muisic.

Glinka in the 1840s, portrait bi Yanenko


  1. "...regarded by his compatriots as the source and fountainhead of Russian Music," in "Russian Symphony Orchestra", New York Times, 1904-11-13, p. 10.