Based on the information in the passage, which of the composers among The Five would the author likely agree was the most influential?
The final two sentences of the passage suggest that answer C is the best choice. "Composers such as Alexander Glazunov, Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky studied under Rimsky-Korsakov. Additionally, the mid-twentieth century composer Dmitri Shostakovich studied under Glazunov, creating a legacy of musical understanding that persisted well beyond the era of The Five." While the author does not explicitly state that Rimsky-Korsakov was the most influential, he is the only composer who is specifically linked to later composers. these noted composers include Rimsky-Korsakov's own students (Glazunov, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky) and one of his student's students (Shostakovich). Based on this, it is reasonable to conclude that the author would agree that Rimsky-Korsakov was the the most influential of "The Five." While the other individuals listed int he answer choices had a definite influence on music and composed notable works, none of them is specifically linked to later composers in the passage.