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Glière, Reinhold Moritzovich

Glière, Reinhold Moritzovich rīn´hōlt mōrētsô´vĭch glēĕr´ [key], 1875–1956, Russian composer. Among his pupils were Prokofiev , Miaskovsky , and Khachaturian . His compositions, generally nationalistic with romantic and impressionistic elements, show the influence of Russian folk melodies that he collected in Europe and Asia. His best-known works are the ballet The Red Poppy (1927) and his Third Symphony ( Ilya Mourometz, 1909–11).

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