Musorgsky (Mussorgsky) (Moussorgsky), Modest Petrovich 9/21.mar.1839-16/28.mar.1881 Russia, Karevo (now Pskov) - St Petersburg
pianist, died prematurely because of heavy drinking

Title Parts


Bilder einer ausstellung (Pictures at an exhibition). 1874
best perf.: Chicago SO / Georg Solti. Decca 400051
Promenade
1 - Gnomus
Promenade
** 2 - Il vecchio castello
Promenade
3 - Tuileries
4 - Bydlo
Promenade
5 - Ballet des poussins dans leurs coques
6 - Samuel Goldenberg und Schmuyle
7 - Limoges, Le marche
8 - Catacombae: Sepulchrum Romanum, cum mortuis in lingua mortua
9 - La cabane sur des pottes de poule. Baba Yaga
* 10 - La grande porte de Kiev
Scherzo in B flat. Orchestra. 1858
Omroep Orkest / Bohumil Gregor

Intermezzo in b "In modo classico". Piano. 1862 orch1867
Marios Papadopoulos
Omroep Orkest / Bohumil Gregor

* A night on bare mountain. Orchestra. 1867 rev1886
Detskaya (Nursery). Soprano and piano. 1868-1872
Magdalena Kozena, Malcolm Martineau
1 - With nurse
2 - In the corner
3 - The cockchafer
4 - With the doll
5 - Going to sleep
6 - On the hobby-horse
7 - The cat sailor
Bez solntsa (Sunless or Without the sun). Song cycle. Mezzosoprano and piano. 1874
Mariana Lipovsek, Graham Johnson
1 - V chet´ryokh stenakh (Between four walls)
2 - Menya t´ v tolpe ne uznala (You did not know me in the crowd)
3 - Okonchen prazdn´y, shumn´y den (The idle, noisy day is ended)
4 - Skuchay (Boredom)
5 - Elegiya (Elegy)
6 - Had rekoy (On the river)
The capture of Kars. Marche solenelle (Triumphal march). Orchestra. 1880
Omroep Orkest / Bohumil Gregor

Songs and dances of death. Original version Paul Lamm 1 - Cradle song
2 - Serenade
3 - Trepak
4 - The field-general
Gornimi tibo letela dusha nebesami (Softly the spirit flew). Baritone and piano
Petteri Salomaa, Ilmo Ranta

Khovanshchina. Opera. 1880
completed and orchestrated Dmitry Shostakovich, final chorus by Igor Stravinsky
libretto Modest Mussorgsky and Vladimir Stasov
Olga Borodina, Ildar Abdrazakov, Anatoli Kotscherga, George Gagnidze, Misha Didyk, Vladimir Galouzine, Metropolitan Opera / Kirill Petrenko
1 - Prelude
Oslo PO / Mariss Jansons. EMI 749797
Boris Godunov. Opera. 1869 rev1872. St Petersburg 27jan1874
original version 1869
Prologue :
Scene 1: Outside Novodjevichi monastary close to Moscow
Scene 2: On the square of the Kremlin
Act I :
* Scene 1: A cell in Sjoedov monastary in the Kremlin
Scene 2: A tavern at the border of Lituania
Act II :
Scene 1: An appartment of the Czar at the Kremlin
Act III :
Scene 1: The square of the St Vasili cathedral
Scene 2: A meeting room in the Kremlin
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