FACTOID # 23: Wisconsin has more metal fabricators per capita than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > The Five

The Mighty Handful (Moguchaya Kuchka / Могучая Кучка in Russian), better known as The Five in English-speaking countries, was a label applied in 1867 by the critic Vladimir Stasov to a loose collection of Russian classical composers brought together under the leadership of Mily Balakirev with the aim of producing a specifically Russian music rather than imitating older European music.


The other members of The Five were CÚsar Cui, Alexander Borodin, Modest Mussorgsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Before them, Mikhail Glinka had gone some way towards producing a distinctly Russian kind of music, writing operas on Russian subjects, but The Mighty Handful represented the first concentrated attempt to develop such a music.


They influenced and taught many of the great Russian composers who were to follow, including Sergei Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky and Dmitri Shostakovich.


The name of Les Six, an even looser collection of French composers, is derived from 'The Five'.


  Results from FactBites:
 
We Five Folk Rock Revival - Official Site (93 words)
Before flower power, the Grateful Dead and the Jefferson Airplane it meant harmonic vocals, a melding of accoustic and electric guitars, folk music, rock and a bit of jazz.
In the mid-60's, it was called folk rock, and it described the music of WE FIVE.
we five, folk rock revival, you were on my mind, music
Am I Right - Artist Summary We Five (115 words)
This is the most recent information about We Five that has been submitted to amIright.
If we have more information about We Five, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).
As a radio DJ and programmer for about 35 years, this is easily the most repetitive, nonsensical, insincere and insulting (to the listener) song I have ever heard to this date.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m