Encounter between Glinka, a pioneer of patriotic Russian opera with Ivan Susanin (A Life for the Tsar, 1839) then Ruslan et Lyudmila (1842) both of them widely influenced by the Italian school. Music scores for sextet pay a joyous and virtuoso tribute to him and his direct model Rossini. In 1871 Tchaikovsky wrote an po11 designed for a chamber orchestra rather than for the sixteen poor strings of a quartet. A forgotten Glinka, Tchaikovsky rendered in its amazingly original intensity by the true slavs that are the Pražá.
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