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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881) - a Russian classical composer. Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky is one of the greatest Russian composers for all time. His most famous and popular works are "Pictures at an Exhibition", operas and orchestral works. He was a member of the group of Russian composers called The Five ("The Mighty Handful").

Best Operas

Boris Godunov, 1872

Khovanshchina (The Khovansky Affair), 1880 (completed by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1959)

Best Orchestral Works

St. John's Night on The Bare Mountain (Ivanova noch' na lysoy gore)

Best Piano Works

Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vystavki)

Best Song Cycles

Songs and Dances of Death (Pesni i plyaski smerti, Arseny Golenishchev-Kutuzov)

We recommend to buy 2 DVD with the great performance of the Boris Godunov with original orchestration:

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