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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-81)


One of the group of Russian nationalistic composers known as 'The Five'. His operas Boris Godunov draws on the folk music and literature of his country. His piano pieces Pictures at an Exhibition - the first piano pieces of real significance by a Russian composer - have enjoyed huge success in the orchestration by Ravel. He led a rather disordered life and died an alcoholic.


You can view Presto's hand-picked selection of favourite Mussorgsky recordings here.

Further Reading: Mussorgsky

 Recording of the Week, François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles perform Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

The French conductor and ensemble return to the music of Ravel, with his orchestration of Mussorgsky's piano suite alongside a dazzling performance of La Valse.

 Interview, A trip to the gallery with Paul Lewis.

Katherine talks to the British pianist about his new recording of Mussorgsky and Schumann, out this week on Harmonia Mundi.

Popular Works: Mussorgsky

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