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Modest Mussorgsky Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881) opera Boris Godunov was completed in 1869, although not produced in St. Petersburg until 1874. Some of his works were 'revised' by Rimsky-Korsakov, and only recently has their harsh and primitive beauty been recognized.

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Born at Karevo, he resigned his commission in the army in 1858 to concentrate on music while working as a government clerk.

A member of the group of nationalist composers, the Five, he was influenced by both folk music and literature. Among his other works are the incomplete operas Khovanshchina and Sorochintsy Fair, the orchestral A Night on the Bare Mountain in 1867, the suite for piano Pictures at an Exhibition in 1874, and many songs. Mussorgsky died in poverty, from alcoholism.

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Modest Mussorgsky was a Russian composer, who was largely self-taught.

 

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Date Added: 22 May '12


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