Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky Biography

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky Biography

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was born in 1839 in Karevo. He was privately educated at a military academy in St. Petersburg. At the age of 18, Mussorgsky met the composer named Aleksandr Dargomyzhsky. This other Russian nationalist composer helped Mussorgsky join the circle of the five. In 1858, Mussorgsky quit the military and devoted the rest of his life to music. He was able to financially support himself through a job as the government clerk. Most of Mussorgsky’s work was based upon Russian folk music. His songs represent the rhythms and contours of Russian Speech. Mussorgsky crowning work was Boris Godunov in 1868. Pictures at an Exhibition is another one of Mussorgsky’s best work. Saint John’s night on the Bare Mountain in 1867. The Song Cycles The Nursery in 1872, and Songs and Dances of Death in 1877. His uncompleted opera Khovanshchina was completed by Rimsky-Korsakov, and his unfinished opera The Fair at Sorochinsk, which was finished by Cesar Cui.

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    Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition  Composed by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky. For solo piano. Format: piano solo book. Romantic Period. 35 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Warner Brothers.
      Pictures at an Exhibition  By Mussorgsky, Modeste (1839-1881). Piano solo. Published by International Music Co.
      Pictures At An Exhibition, Urtext  By Modest Mussorgsky. Arranged by Ashkenazy. Piano solo. Published by Wiener Urtext Edition/Vienna Urtext Edition.
      Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition  By Modeste Mussorgsky. Arranged by Frank Darmiento. For Two trumpets, horn, trombone and (optional) tuba. This edition: brass quartet/quintet. Famous theme arranged for brass, in the original key. Romantic. Level: Grade Three. Score and five parts. 9 pages. Published by Serendipity Press.
      Pictures at an Exhibition  By Modest Mussorgsky. For 4 (2 piccolo) 454 8441 timpani, percussion (3-4), celesta, organ, 2 harp, strings. This edition: score. Symphonic Transcription by Leopold Stokowski. Duration ca.29'. Published by C.F. Peters.
      Night on Bald Mountain (Original Version; ed. Kirkor, rev. McAlister) - St. John"s Night on the Bare Mountain - full score  By Modest Mussorgsky. For orchestra: 2+1, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 2+2, 3, 1, timpani, percussion, strings. This edition: full score. Russian, Halloween, Film/TV: Romantic. Composed 1867. Duration 13 minutes. Published by Edwin F. Kalmus.
      Promenade from "Pictures at an Exhibition" - Keyboard Score  By Modeste Mussorgsky; Kevin McChesney. Keyboard. Handbell sheet. Published by American Guild of English Handbell Ringers.
      Pictures at an Exhibition (arranged for Organ)  By Modest Mussorgsky. Edited by Blarr. For organ. Published by Forberg.
      Khovantchina - full score  By Modest Mussorgsky. Arranged by Nikolai Rimsky-korsakov. For full orchestra, solo voices, mixed chorus: 2+1, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 4, 3, 1, timpani, percussion, harp, piano, strings (, mixed choir, banda. This edition: full score. Reprint source: Bessel. Russian: Romantic. Composed 1872-80/1886. Published by Edwin F. Kalmus.
      Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky: The Nursery (Kinderstube) and Songs and Dances of Death - Low Voice  Composed by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, edited by Hans-Andre Stamm (1958-). For low voice solo and piano accompaniment. Format: vocal/piano songbook. With vocal melody, lyrics and piano accompaniment. Romantic period. Text language German. 9x12 inches. Published by C.F. Peters.

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