List of works by Mily Balakirev

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Orchestral Works

Symphony or Orchestra


Chamber Music

Piano Works

Piano 2-Hands

Piano 4-Hands

Vocal Works

Choir and Orchestra


  1. Thou Art So Captivating [Ты пленительной неги полна]
  2. The Link [Звено]
  3. Spanish Song [Испанская песня]
  1. Brigand's Song [Песня разбойника] (Koltsov)
  2. Embrace, Kiss [Обойми, поцелуй] (Koltsov)
  3. Barcarolle [Баркарола] (Arseny Arsenyev, after Heine)
  4. Cradle Song [Колыбельная песня] (A. Arsenyev) (А. Арсепьев)
  5. The Bright Moon / The Clear Moon Has Risen [Взошел на небо месяц ясный] (М. Япенич)
  6. When Thou Playest, Carefree Child [Когда беззаботно, дитя, ты резвишься] (К. Вильде)
  7. The Knight [Рыцарь] (К. Вильде)
  8. I'm a Fine Fellow [Мне ли, молодцу разудалому] (Koltsov)
  9. My Heart is Torn [Так и рвется душа] (Koltsov)
  10. Come to Me [Приди ко мне] (Koltsov)
  11. Song of Selim [Песня Селима] (Lermontov)
  12. Lead Me, O Night [Введи меня, о, ночь] (A. Maikov) (А. Майков)
  13. Hebrew Melody [Еврейская мелодия] (Lermontov, after Byron)
  14. Rapture [Исступление] (Koltsov)
  15. Why [Отчего] (Lermontov)
  16. Song of the Goldfish [Песня золотой рыбки] (Lermontov)
  17. Old Man's Song [Песня старика] (Koltsov)
  18. When I Hear Thy Voice [Слышу ли голос твой] (Lermontov)
  19. Georgian Song [Грузинская песня] (Pushkin)
  20. The Dream [Сон] (Mikhailov, after Heine) (М. Михайлов из Гейне)
  1. Over the Lake [Над озером] (Golenishchev-Kutuzov) (А. Голенищев-Кутузов)
  2. The Wilderness [Пустыня] (Zhemchuzhnikov) (А. Жемчужников)
  3. The Sea Does Not Foam [Не пенится море] (Tolstoy)
  4. When the Yellow Cornfield Waves [Когда волнуется желтеющая нива] (Lermontov)
  5. I Loved Him [Я любила его] (Koltsov)
  6. The Pine Tree [Сосна] (Lermontov, after Heine)
  7. Nocturne (Khomyakov)
  8. They All Tell Me [Как наладили] (Mey)
  9. Amid Autumn Flowers [Среди цветов поры осенней] (Aksakov)
  10. The Rosy Sunset Fades [Догорает румяный закат] (Kulchynsky) (В. Кульчинский)
  1. Prologue [Запевка] (Mey)
  2. The Dream [Сон] (Mikhailov, after Heine) (М. Михайлов из Гейне)
  3. The Starless Midnight [Беззвездная полночь дышала прохладой] (Khomyakov) (А. Хомяков)
  4. 7th November [7-е ноября] (Khomyakov) (А. Хомяков)
  5. I Came to Thee With Greeting [Я пришёл к тебе с приветом] (A. Fet) (А. Фет)
  6. Look, My Friend [Взгляни, мой друг] (V. Krasov) (В. Красов)
  7. A Whisper, a Timid Breath [Шепот, робкое дыханье] (A. Fet) (А. Фет)
  8. Song: The yellow leaf trembles (Pesnya: Zholty list) [Песня] (Lermontov)
  9. Under the Mysterious Cold Half-Mask [Из-под таинственной холодной полумаски] (Lermontov)
  10. Sleep! [Спи] (Khomyakov)
  1. Dawn [Заря] (Khomyakov)
  2. The Rock [Утес] (Lermontov)

Other Vocal Works

  • 6 Antiphone (1880-1890)
  • Christ is risen (1887, 1906)
  • Hymn in Honor of the Grand Duke Georgi Vsevolodovich (1889)
  • The Golden Time has Flown Away (1891)
  • Hymn in Honor of the Polotsky Girls' College (1898)
  • Beneath the Shadow of Thy Overflowing Mercy (1899)
  • The Prayer of the Russians - Hymn for female Choir after Pushkin (1899)
  • Praise to Almighty God (1902)
  • We are singing a Hymn, our School, Hymn for female and children's choir after Lebedinski (1902)
  • Farewell Forever, Our Unforgettable Heaven (1908)

Transcriptions & Orchestrations

Own Works

  • 2 Legends for mixed Choir a cappella after No.6 and No.8 of the 30 Russian Folk Songs (1902)
  1. Nikita Romanowitsch
  2. The King's Sons from Krakow
  • Oh my Heart - for mixed Choir a cappella after No.27 of the 30 Russian Folk Songs (1902)
  • Grande Fantasie, Op.4 for 2 Pianos
  • Piano Concerto No.1, Op.1 for 2 Pianos
  • Ouverture on 3 Russian Themes for Piano 4-Hands
  • Symphony No.1 for 2 Pianos
  • Symphony No.2 for 2 Pianos

Works of other Composers



  • Introduction to The Flight into Egypt, for Piano Solo (1864)
  • Harold in Italy, for 2 Pianos (1876)



  • Paladin, for Voice & Orchestra (1870-72)
  • 2 Excerpts from opera "Rogdana", for Voice & Piano (1908)


  • Oh, my beautiful Maiden, Bolero (1840), for Voice & Orchestra
  • Nächtliche Heerschau, for Voice & Orchestra (1860)
  • Kamarinskaja, for Piano 4-Hands (1863)
  • Souvenirs of a Summer Night in Madrid, for Piano 4-Hands (1864)
  • Jota aragonesa, for Piano 2-Hands (1864)
  • Jota aragonesa, for Piano 4-Hands (1864)
  • Prince Holmski, for Piano 4-Hands (1864)
  • Oriental Dances from Ruslan and Ludmilla, for Orchestra (1868)
  • String Quartet in F Major, for Piano 4-Hands (1877)
  • Venetian Night, for Choir a cappela (1887)
  • Tschernomor's March from Ruslan and Ludmilla, for Piano Solo (1890)
  • Kamarinskaja, for Piano Solo (1902)
  • Do Not Speak, for Piano Solo (1903)



  • Violin Caprice Op.1 No.3 for Piano Solo (1872)



Fragments & Unfinished Works

  • Septet (1852)
  • String Quartet Op.2, Russian Original Quartet (1854-55)
  • Piano Sonata No.1 in Bb minor, Op.5 (1856-57)
  • Polonaise-Fantasie, for Orchestra (1857)
  • The Yellow Leaf trembles - for Choir à 3 Voices after Lermontow (1860-70), for Voice & Piano (1903-04)
  • Piano Concerto No.2 in Eb Major (1861-62, 1906-1909 - Finished by Lyapunov)
  • The Firebird, Opera (1864)
  • Suite in B minor (1901-08 - Finished by Lyapunov)