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Modest Musorgsky and Boris Godunov

Myths, Realities, Reconsiderations

  • Author: Emerson, Caryl
  • Author: Oldani, Robert William
The latest addition to a growing body of work on Modest Musorgsky makes a major contribution. The authors, veterans in the field, have approached Musorgsky's masterpiece from multiple directions,... More…

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Contents

  • List of illustrations
  • List of tables
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • Part I . Background:
  • 1. Tsar Boris in history
  • 2. Musorgsky's literary sources, Karamzin and Pushkin
  • 3. Narrative and musical synopsis of the opera
  • 4. History of the composition, rejection, revision, and acceptance of Boris Godunov
  • 5. A tale of two productions - St. Petersburg (1874-1882), Paris (1908)
  • Part II . Entr'acte:
  • 6. Boris and the censor: documents
  • 7. The opera through the years: selected texts in criticism
  • Part III . Interpretation:
  • 8. The Boris libretto as a formal, literary, and historical problem
  • 9. The music
  • 10. Boris Godunov during the jubilee decade: the 1980s and beyond
  • Discography
  • Bibliography
  • Index.