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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (Russian: Модест Петрович Мусоргский, tr. Modést Petróvich Músorgskiy, IPA: [mɐˈdɛst pʲɪˈtrovʲɪtɕ ˈmusərkskʲɪj]; 21 March [O.S. 9 March] 1839 – 28 March [O.S. 16 March] 1881) was a 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.

Many of his works were inspired by Russian history, Russian folklore, and other national themes. Such works include the opera Boris Godunov, the orchestral tone poem Night on Bald Mountain and the piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition.

For many years Mussorgsky's works were mainly known in versions revised or completed by other composers. Many of his most important compositions have posthumously come into their own in their original forms, and some of the original scores are now also available.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 21st, 1839 (Q4214859), Died Saint Petersburg

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 57 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-10809 10-in. 7/19/1911 Trepak Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15298 10-in. 10/21/1914 Chant juif Sophie Braslau Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-15945 12-in. 4/23/1915 Finale atto 3 Paul Althouse ; Margarethe Arndt-Ober Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17301 10-in. 3/14/1916 Gopak (Гопак) Nina Dimitrieff Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20260 10-in. 7/27/1917 Coro di Pellegrini Metropolitan Opera Chorus Vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20261 10-in. 7/27/1917 Coro dell' incoronazione Metropolitan Opera Chorus Vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25108 10-in. 3/18/1921 Gopak Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-25108 10-in. 4/13/1925 Hopak Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano solo composer  
Victor B-26100 10-in. 1/30/1922 In the town of Kazàn Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-26100 10-in. 3/16/1927 In the town of Kazàn Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-26101 12-in. 1/30/1922 Farewell of Boris Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor C-27069 12-in. 11/13/1922 Khowantchina : Entr'acte Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-27069 12-in. 10/12/1927 Khowantchina : Entr'acte Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor B-27506 10-in. 1/24/1923 Song of the flea Royal Dadmun Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-34931 12-in. 3/3/1926 Song of the flea Lawrence Tibbett Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-35425 10-in. 4/22/1926 Melodies for children Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-37851 12-in. 3/15/1927 Song of the flea Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51908 10-in. 4/23/1929 Une larme Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-56868 12-in. 10/28/1930 Pictures at an exhibition Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-56869 12-in. 10/28/1930 Pictures at an exhibition Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-56870 12-in. 10/28/1930 Pictures at an exhibition Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-56871 12-in. 10/28/1930 Pictures at an exhibition Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-56872 12-in. 10/29/1930 Pictures at an exhibition Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-56873 12-in. 10/29/1930 Pictures at an exhibition Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-56874 12-in. 10/29/1930 Pictures at an exhibition Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 57 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102584.

Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102584.

"Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102584

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