Who is the greatest Russian composer? Will we all say it is Shostakovich? Will anyone dare assert that it is Prokofiev? Or is it Tchaikovsky? Perhaps Stravinsky has a claim or perhaps he sacrificed his "Russian-ness" with his citizenship?
I ask because I can't answer the question for myself - I become unsatisfied with a choice as soon as I make it - while I could answer (for myself!) a similar question on British or French or Czech or even Italian composers. Don't ask about these other nations: I won't answer in this thread.
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