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The Life of Musorgsky

  • Author: Emerson, Caryl
if you want serious reflection and food for thought in what is far more than a mere chronicle, then Emerson is a historically reliable, aesthetically curious companion More…

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Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. Childhood and youth (1839-56)
  • 2. Apprenticeship in Petersburg, 1850-60s: composers' evenings and the commune
  • 3. Conservatories, 'circles', and Musorgsky at the musical edge
  • 4. 1868-74: Musorgsky and Russian history
  • 5. The 1870s: Musorgsky and death
  • 6. Beyond tragedy: the final years
  • Epilogue: the Musorgsky problem, then and now
  • Musical appendix: what to look for in Musorgsky's style.