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Famous Russian classical composers

Can you figure out which Russian composer is descibed by each hint?
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Last updated: February 19, 2021
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Composed his famous etude Op 8 No 12, also had synesthesia and believed each key has its own color
Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin
One of the 'Mighty Handful' and was also a chemist
Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin
Composer of 'Sabre Dance'
Aram Ilyich Khachaturian
Another one of the Mighty Handful but his composition is quite French-styled
Cesar Antonobich Cui
Composed 15 symphonies, finally ending the '9th curse'
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich
Composer of 'The Rite of Spring', one of the most famous pieces of modern classical music
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
One of the first Russian composers to get widely recognized and started Russian musical nationalism.
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka
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The leader of the Mighty Handful and composer of 'Islamey'
Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev
Another one of the Mighty Handful and composer of 'Pictures at an Exhibition', whose orchestral version by Maurice Ravel is also popular
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Another one of the Mighty Handful and one of his most popular pieces is 'Flight of the bumblebee' from 'The Tale of Tsar Saltan'
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Composer of popular ballet music like 'The nutcrakcer' and 'Swan lake'
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Composer of 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'War Sonata(Piano Sonata No 6,7,8)'
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev
Was almost 2 meters tall and was able to play thirteenths by one hand, also composed his famous symphonies and concerti
Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff
2 Comments
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Level 78
Feb 19, 2021
So, why doesn't entering "Khachaturian" work whilst entering "Mussorgsky" does?
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Level 67
Feb 19, 2021
Fixed, I forgot clicking on the 'name' while making the quiz. Thanks for playing!