The Lost Chord: July 19 - One Past Five
Mily Balakirev, the founder of “The Mighty Handful” – a group of Russian nationalist composers that also included Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Modest Mussorgsky, Alexander Borodin, and Cesar Cui – had very strong ideas about what Russian music should be. He was not at all bashful about telling other composers what to do. However, his late disciple, Sergei Lyapunov, was as much influenced by the keyboard prowess of Franz Liszt as he was the patriotic zeal of his mentor. Develop a liking for Lyapunov – one hour later than usual, due to the length of today's opera – this Sunday at 11 pm.