Modest Mussorgsky
composer

Modest Mussorgsky

  • March 21, 1839 Karevo, Russia - March 28, 1881 St. Petersburg, Russia

Biography

Mussorgsky's passion of music

Son of a great landowner and descendent of the Smolensk princes Mussorgsky was given a perfect education with governesses, piano lessons and a wide general knowledge. As a young lieutenant in St. Petersburg, he frequented Glinka’s salons where he met Cui and Balakirev who gave him a few lessons in composition. He was drawn to music above all else and composed without ever having received any proper tuition in techniques. He read Berlioz’s theory on orchestration, which was found on his pillow the day he died.

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Concours de Genève 2022: Piano Semi-Final (Solo Recital)
Concours de Genève 2022: Piano Semi-Final (Solo Recital)

Concours de Genève — International Music Compet...

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Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov

Kasper Holten (stage director), Riccardo Chaill...

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Silenced: Composers in Revolutionary Russia
Silenced: Composers in Revolutionary Russia

Music, War, and Revolution: Volume II

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Khatia Buniatishvili performs Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
Khatia Buniatishvili performs Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

International Center of Culture and Arts, Kiev

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Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Musto, Beethoven, Liszt, and Mussorgsky
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The 2012 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert
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The 2009 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert
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Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina
Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina

Stein Winge (stage director), Michael Boder (mu...

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Evgeny Kissin plays Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and incredible encores
Evgeny Kissin plays Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and incredible encores

From the Roman Theatre of Orange in the south o...

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Zubin Mehta conducts Russian masterpieces — With Daniel Barenboim
Zubin Mehta conducts Russian masterpieces — With Daniel Barenboim

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Herbert von Karajan conducts Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
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XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition: Winner's Gala (II/II)
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Lahav Shani conducts Dukas, Bernstein, Stravinsky, and Mussorgsky
Lahav Shani conducts Dukas, Bernstein, Stravinsky, and Mussorgsky

Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse

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Yuri Temirkanov conducts Mussorgsky and Elgar
Yuri Temirkanov conducts Mussorgsky and Elgar

Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

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The Mariinsky II Opening Gala
The Mariinsky II Opening Gala

With Valery Gergiev

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The 2011 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert
The 2011 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert

With Valery Gergiev and Benjamin Schmid

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Ion Marin conducts Mussorgsky, Dvořák, Khachaturian, Strauss, Wagner... – With Renée Fleming
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin and Mussorgsky
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Ashkenazy Observed: Episodes from the Life of a Wandering Musician
Ashkenazy Observed: Episodes from the Life of a Wandering Musician

A documentary by Christopher Nupen

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Vladimir Ashkenazy plays and conducts Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
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Lionel Bringuier conducts Boëllmann, Mussorgsky, Dutilleux, and Stravinsky
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Young Euro Classic Festival – With Gala El Hadidi, Alan Pingarrón...
Young Euro Classic Festival – With Gala El Hadidi, Alan Pingarrón...

With orchestras from Russia, France, Germany...

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Galina Vishnevskaya and Boris Christoff perform Russian songs – With Mstislav Rostropovich