Modest Mussorgsky

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Noun1.Modest Mussorgsky - Russian composer of operas and orchestral works (1839-1881)Modest Mussorgsky - Russian composer of operas and orchestral works (1839-1881)
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[London: Macmillan, 1992], 3:1,098), was about the last canonical Russian opera not available in an edition billed as scholarly--although no other major Russian opera, excepting only Modest Musorgsky's Khovanshchina, begged for critical treatment as much as this one.
And it has managed to be highly topical, with its themes of Russian revolution, despite being written 140 years ago by Modest Musorgsky.
On the other hand, Igor Stravinsky was inspired by a series of engravings from William Hogarth to produce his opera "The Rake's Progress," while Modest Musorgsky conjured a whole gallery full of paintings in his suite "Pictures at an Exhibition."Aa
Modest Musorgsky and 'Boris Godunov': Myths, Realities, Reconsiderations.