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 (mə-zôrg′skē, -sôrg′-, mo͞o′sərg-), Modest Petrovich 1839-1881.
Russian composer whose works include the opera Boris Godunov and the piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition (both 1874).


(mʊˈsɔːɡskɪ; Russian ˈmusərkskij) or


(Biography) Modest Petrovich (maˈdɛst pɪˈtrɔvitʃ). 1839–81, Russian composer. He translated inflections of speech into melody in such works as the song cycle Songs and Dances of Death (1875–77) and the opera Boris Godunov (1874). His other works include Pictures at an Exhibition (1874) for piano


(mʊˈsɔrg ski, -ˈzɔrg-)

Modest Petrovich, 1839–81, Russian composer.
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But with the applause still ringing for a masterful Mussorgsky, it was back to Rimsky- Korsakov for an impromptu encore - with Petrenko losing the battle with his inner imp for a tongue-in-cheek gallop through a showboating Flight Of The Bumblebee.
Mussorgsky is the untutored genius of Russian music, a kind of idiot savant of opera and the piano whose melodies have attracted myriad elaborations by other composers.
The opening work is the stirring Night on Bald Mountain, by Mussorgsky, and the evening ends with Shostakovich's monumental Tenth Symphony.
The second part details composers, such as Liszt, Debussy, Satie, and Mussorgsky, whose music was stimulated by art.
A concert of popular music, from Mussorgsky to Shirley Bassey, is being held to raise money for the Darlington Mayor's charities.
The big works will include "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgsky, "The Planets" by Gustav Holst, "The Rite of Spring" by Igor Stravinsky and A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms.
The Karamazovs (1995), to the music of Rachmaninoff, Wagner, and Mussorgsky, has become a crowd pleaser.
She began with Mussorgsky (a nicely shaped 'Khovanshchina' Prelude) and ended with Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.
The first half finished with the exciting Coronation Scene From Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky.
The Mussorgsky piece may be short but it paints vivid colours.
Yn yr hanner cyntaf cawn glywed weithiau gan Schubert a Debussy, ac yna yn yr ail hanner mae'n perfformio Darluniau mewn Arddangosfa gan Mussorgsky.
As you know, Mussorgsky wrote his Pictures at an Exhibition in 1874 as a collection piano pieces, each short work describing a different painting or drawing by the composer's friend, Viktor Hartmann.