Question by greydoc6: Do you think Mili Balakirev is under-rated or under-appreciated?
as a great composer?
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Answer by Nick
I don’t consider Balakirev to be a “great” composer,
But I would say he is under-rated. Mainly because his most famous piece (Islamey) is one of the most difficult, so people only want to listen to “the most difficult piece for piano”, but they don’t care to listen to any of the composer’s other works. (The same thing happened to me when I first discovered Liszt years ago)
I mean, this is a wonderful piece
But it’s less popular than
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