List of compositions by Mily Balakirev

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The following is a list of compositions by Russian composer Mily Balakirev. All are for solo piano unless otherwise indicated.

Works with opus numbers[edit]

Works with dates[edit]

  • Reminiscences on Glinka’s opera "A Life for the Tsar", fantasy (2nd version of Fantasy on Glinka's themes) (1854–1855, revised 1899)
  • Scherzo No. 1 in B minor (1856)
  • Overture on a Spanish March Theme, orchestra (1857)
  • Overture on Three Russian Themes, orchestra (1858)
  • King Lear (Korol' Lir), incidental music Shakespeare's play (1858–1861, orchestra, revised 1902-1905)
  • Polka in F-sharp minor (1859)
  • Mazurka No. 1 in A-flat major (1861–1884)
  • Mazurka No. 2 in C-sharp minor (1861–1884)
  • Russia (Rus'), Second Overture on Russian Themes, for orchestra, Symphonic Poem (1863–1864, revised 1884)
  • Jota aragonesa (after Glinka) (1864)
  • "The Lark" ("Zhavoronok"), transcription of No. 10 from A Farewell to Saint Petersburg by Glinka (1864)
  • Symphony No. 1 in C major (1864–1866)
  • Overture on Czech Themes "In Bohemia" ("V Chechii"), symphonic poem, orchestra, (1867, revised 1905)
  • Tamara, symphonic poem, orchestra (1867–1882)
  • Au jardin (In the Garden), étude-idylle in D-flat major (1884)
  • Mazurka No. 3 in B minor (1886)
  • Mazurka No. 4 in G-flat major (1886)
  • Nocturne No. 1 in B-flat minor (1898)
  • Dumka (1900)
  • Mazurka No. 5 in D major (1900)
  • Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor (1900)
  • Waltz No. 1 in G major "Valse di bravura" (1900)
  • Waltz No. 2 in F minor "Valse mélancolique" (1900)
  • Symphony No. 2 in D minor (1900–1908)
  • Berceuse in D-flat major (1901)
  • Gondellied in A minor (1901)
  • Nocturne No. 2 in B minor (1901)
  • Scherzo No. 3 in F-sharp major (1901)
  • Tarantella in B major (1901)
  • Waltz No. 3 in D major "Valse-impromptu" (1901)
  • Suite in B minor (1901–1908)
  • Capriccio in D major (1902)
  • Mazurka No. 6 in A-flat major (1902)
  • Nocturne No. 3 in D minor (1902)
  • Spanish Melody (1902)
  • Spanish Serenade (1902)
  • Toccata in C-sharp minor (1902)
  • Tyrolienne (1902)
  • Waltz No. 4 in B-flat major "Valse de concert" (1902)
  • Cantata on the Inauguration of the Glinka Memorial (dedicated to Mikhail Glinka), chorus and orchestra (1902–1904)
  • Chant du pecheur (1903)
  • Humoresque in D major (1903)
  • Phantasiestück in D-flat major (1903)
  • Rêverie in F major (1903)
  • Waltz No. 5 in D-flat major (1903)
  • Waltz No. 6 in F-sharp minor (1903–1904)
  • Romance (transcription for piano solo of the second movement of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 11) (1905)
  • La fileuse in B-flat minor (1906)
  • Mazurka No. 7 in E-flat minor (1906)
  • Novelette in A major (1906)
  • Waltz No. 7 in G-sharp minor (1906)
  • Impromptu (after Chopin's Preludes in E-flat minor and B major) (1907)
  • Esquisses (Sonatina) in G major (1909)

Undated works[edit]

  • Complainte
  • Fantasia
  • Overture on the Themes of 3 Russian Songs, for orchestra
  • "Say not that love will pass", transcription from a song by Glinka

Songs with dates[edit]

  • "Spanish Song" ("Ispanskaya pesnya"), for voice and piano (Forgotten Songs No. 3) (1855)
  • "The Clear Moon has Risen" (1858)
  • "The Knight" (1858) (20 Songs, No. 7)
  • "Song of Selim" ("Pesnya Selima") (1858) (20 Songs, No. 11)
  • "Hebrew Melody" (20 songs, no. 13) (1859)
  • "Over the Lake" ("Nad ozerom"), song for voice and piano (1895–1896) (10 Songs, No. 1)
  • "The Wilderness" (10 songs, No. 2) (1895–1896)
  • "I Loved Him" ("Ya lyubila ego"), song for voice and piano (10 Songs 1895-96, No. 5)
  • "The Pine Tree" (1895–1896) (10 Songs, No. 6)
  • "Nocturne" (1895–1896) (10 Songs, No. 7)
  • "Vision" ("Son") (10 Songs, No. 2) (1903–04)
  • "7th November" (10 Songs, No. 4) (1903–04)
  • "The yellow leaf trembles" ("Pesnya: Zholty list") (10 Songs, No. 8) (1903–04)
  • "Look, my Friend" ("Vzglyani, moy drug") (20 Songs, No. 6) (1903–04)
  • "The Dream" ("Son") (20 songs, No. 20) (1903–04)
  • "Dawn" ("Zarya") (1909)

Undated songs[edit]

  • "Intonation"
  • "My Heart Is Torn" ("Tak i rvetsya dusha"), song for voice and piano (20 Songs, No. 9)
  • "Selim's Song" ("Pesnya Selima"), for voice and piano (20 Songs, No. 11)
  • "The Crescent Moon" ("Vzoshol na nebo mesyats yasnïy"), song for voice and piano (20 Songs, No. 5)
  • "Thou Art So Captivating" ("Tï plenitel'noy negi polna"), song for voice and piano (Forgotten Songs, No. 1)
  • "Toujours, on me dit 'grand sot'"
  • "When I Hear Thy Voice" ("Slïshu li golos tvoy"), song for voice and piano (20 Songs, No. 18)