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 March 28th, 1881 (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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich," accessed December 2, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102584.
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102584.
"Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 2 December 2020.
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