Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (May 20, 1804, with Novospasskoye Smolensk province – February 3, 1857, Berlin,. Is buried in St. Petersburg) – was the Russian composer of world significance. In the face of M. Glinka’s Russian musical culture for the first time put forward the global importance of the composer. Glinka completed the formation of a national school of composition, which has won in the XIX century. one of the leading places in the European culture, became the first Russian classical composers.