Modest Mussorgsky (21 Mar [O.S. 9] 1839 – 28 Mar [O.S. 16] 1881) was a Russian composer, and a member of the New Russian School of Composers. An innovator of Russian music in the Romantic period, he strove to achieve a new sound in deliberate defiance of the Western musical standards. His works include the opera "Boris Godunov", the orchestral tone poem "Night on Bald Mountain", & the piano suite "Pictures at an Exhibition."

Modest Mussorgsky (21 Mar [O.S. 9] 1839 – 28 Mar [O.S. 16] 1881) was a Russian composer, and a member of the New Russian School of Composers. An innovator of Russian music in the Romantic period, he strove to achieve a new sound in deliberate defiance of the Western musical standards. His works include the opera "Boris Godunov", the orchestral tone poem "Night on Bald Mountain", & the piano suite "Pictures at an Exhibition."

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5 operas about politics. Or..It's not over until Richard Nixon sings  #opera #music (click pic for article)

5 operas about politics. Or..It's not over until Richard Nixon sings #opera #music (click pic for article)

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839–1881) Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music.

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839–1881) Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music.

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Iranian Dancers / Femmes perses dansant. Détail d'une peinture murale au "Kakk-e Hasht Behest" (Palais des huit paradis), Esfahan, Iran

Iranian Dancers / Femmes perses dansant. Détail d'une peinture murale au "Kakk-e Hasht Behest" (Palais des huit paradis), Esfahan, Iran

Modest Mussorgsky - bio for kids, DSO Kids

Modest Mussorgsky - bio for kids, DSO Kids

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