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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (Russian: Модест Петрович Мусоргский, tr. Modest Petrovich Musorgsky, IPA: [mɐˈdɛst pʲɪˈtrovʲɪtɕ ˈmusərkskʲɪj] (listen); 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 A Night on the Bare 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 1839 (Q4214859), Died March 28, 1881 (Saint Petersburg)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1943

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  
Victor BVE-57612 10-in. 11/12/1929 An old castle Stradivarius Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor CS-74655 12-in. 12/8/1932 Song of the flea Lawrence Tibbett Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-75707 12-in. 3/28/1933 Song of the flea Lawrence Tibbett Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-78484 10-in. 12/4/1933 Christmas pieces : Allegretto Bruno Reibold ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-03108 12-in. 11/16/1936 Boris Goudonow (Symphonic synthesis) Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-03109 12-in. 11/16/1936 Boris Goudonow (Symphonic synthesis) Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-03110 12-in. 11/16/1936 Boris Goudonow (Symphonic synthesis) Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-03111 12-in. 11/16/1936 Boris Goudonow (Symphonic synthesis) Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-03112 12-in. 11/16/1936 Boris Goudonow (Symphonic synthesis) Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-03113 12-in. 11/16/1936 Boris Goudonow (Symphonic synthesis) Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-03164 12-in. 12/28/1936 Khowantchina : Introduction Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-03165 12-in. 12/28/1936 Khowantchina : Introduction Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-013057 12-in. 10/17/1937 Pictures at an exhibition Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-013058 12-in. 10/17/1937 Pictures at an exhibition Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-013059 12-in. 10/17/1937 Pictures at an exhibition Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-013060 12-in. 10/17/1937 Pictures at an exhibition Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-013061 12-in. 10/17/1937 Pictures at an exhibition Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-013062 12-in. 10/17/1937 Pictures at an exhibition Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-013063 12-in. 10/17/1937 Pictures at an exhibition Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-013064 12-in. 10/17/1937 Pictures at an exhibition Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BS-022983 10-in. 5/4/1938 Hopak Igor Gorin ; Wilfrid Pelletier Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBS-036107 10-in. 4/8/1939 Songs and dances of death Igor Gorin ; Max Rabinowitsch Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor PBS-036108 10-in. 4/8/1939 Songs and dances of death Igor Gorin ; Max Rabinowitsch Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor PBS-036109 10-in. 4/8/1939 Songs and dances of death Igor Gorin ; Max Rabinowitsch Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor PBS-036110 10-in. 4/8/1939 Songs and dances of death Igor Gorin ; Max Rabinowitsch Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-042688 10-in. 9/15/1939 Coronation scene Pierre Luboshutz ; Genia Nemenoff Piano duet composer  
Victor D3RB-0201 10-in. 12/21/1943 Song of the flea Georges Doubrovsky ; General Platoff Don Cossack Chorus ; Nicholas Kostrukoff Male vocal chorus, with bass-baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor XVE-01879 10-in. 5/15/1928 Gopak A. U. Slutzky ; Anna Andreevna Zelinskaâ Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1916-12-08-02] Not documented 12/8/1916 Quand la hache tombe B. Olshansky Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Trial 1917-06-20-04] Not documented 6/20/1917 Une larme Bogumil Sykora Cello solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 48558 12-in. 1/18/1916 Polonaise Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia W98554 12-in. 6/21/1928 Song of the flea Alexander J. Kisselburgh Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 6181 12-in. approximately 1911 Song of the flea Charles Tree Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 74198 12-in. approximately 1920 Night on the bare mountain, part 1 New Queen's Hall Orchestra ; Henry J. Wood Orchestra composer  
Columbia 74199 12-in. approximately 1920 Night on the bare mountain, part 2 New Queen's Hall Orchestra ; Henry J. Wood Orchestra composer  
Columbia 76171 12-in. approximately 1918 Pictures from an exhibition, part 1 New Queen's Hall Orchestra ; Henry J. Wood Orchestra composer  
Columbia 76172 12-in. approximately 1918 Pictures from an exhibition, part 2 New Queen's Hall Orchestra ; Henry J. Wood Orchestra composer  
Columbia 76173 12-in. approximately 1918 Pictures from an exhibition, part 3 New Queen's Hall Orchestra ; Henry J. Wood Orchestra composer  
Columbia 76174 12-in. approximately 1918 Pictures from an exhibition, part 4 New Queen's Hall Orchestra ; Henry J. Wood Orchestra composer  
Columbia 76876 12-in. 2/12/1923 The seminarist Norman Allin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 8798-8799 10-in. approximately Sept. 1922 Humoresque Nina Koshetz Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick X8954-X8956 12-in. approximately Oct. 1922 Reverie and dance Nina Koshetz Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick X10508-X10509 12-in. 4/28/1923 Hopak Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick 13798-13799 10-in. 9/17/1924 Hopak Harry Kandel's Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick E32406 10-in. 3/27/1930 Aria Shaklovitago Ivan Steschenko Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E26470-E26471 10-in. 2/11/1928 Diabelska piesn o pchle Adam Didur Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XC1916 12-in. 5/11/1928 Khowantchina : Prelude Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Henri Verbruggen Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1715½bm 12-in. 1930 A night on Bare Mountain Orchestre des concerts Lamoureux ; Albert Wolff Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1716bm 12-in. 1930 A night on Bare Mountain Orchestre des concerts Lamoureux ; Albert Wolff Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1722bm 12-in. 1930 The fair at Sorotchinsk : Gopak M. Devamy ; Orchestre des concerts Lamoureux ; Albert Wolff French horn solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone Cc549 12-in. 10/10/1921 Song of the flea Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin ; Percy Pitt Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone Cc560 12-in. 10/12/1921 Trepak Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone CR1797 12-in. 4/30/1928 Danses des persanes Orchestre Royale des Guides Belges ; Arthur Prévost Orchestra composer  
Gramophone Cc1890 12-in. 9/25/1922 Song of the viking guest George W. Byng ; Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone Cc2015 12-in. 10/23/1922 Pimen's monologue George W. Byng ; Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone BKR2702 10-in. 1/9/1928 Tee vzoidi, solntse krassnoye Russian State Choir Male vocal chorus, unaccompanied composer  
Gramophone Cc3153 12-in. 6/26/1923 Monologue (I have attained the power) Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin ; Eugene Goossens Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone Cc3197 12-in. 7/2/1923 Death of Boris Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin ; Nellie Walker Bass vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra composer  
Gramophone Cc10938 10-in. 6/13/1927 Death of Boris Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WBX324 12-in. between September and December 1928 Aria della pulce Luigi Montesanto Baritone vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WB1610 10-in. between August and November 1927 Canzone di Warlaan Umberto Di Lelio Bass vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX496 12-in. 6/26/1928 La Polonaise Marisa Ferrer ; Opéra de Paris Chœur ; Opéra de Paris Orchestre ; J. E. Szyfer Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX497 12-in. 6/27/1928 Prologue Charles Cambon ; Opéra de Paris Chœur ; Opéra de Paris Orchestre ; J. E. Szyfer Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX498 12-in. 6/27/1928 Prologue H. Dalerant ; Opéra de Paris Chœur ; Opéra de Paris Orchestre ; J. E. Szyfer Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLX505 12-in. 6/27/1928 Le couronnement Opéra de Paris Chœur ; Opéra de Paris Orchestre ; J. E. Szyfer Chorus, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1990 10-in. 1/9/1930 Hopak Élie Cohen ; Alexandre Koubitzky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2156 10-in. 4/5/1930 Gopak Maurice Faure ; Maurice Maréchal Cello solo, with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2294 10-in. 5/15/1930 Récitatif et air de Boris : J'ai te pouvoir suprême, 1re partie Fred Bordon ; J. E. Szyfer Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2295 10-in. 5/15/1930 Récitatif et air de Boris : J'ai te pouvoir suprême, 2e partie Fred Bordon ; J. E. Szyfer Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL3161 10-in. 6/5/1931 Aux champignons Élie Cohen ; Alexandre Koubitzky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102584.

Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102584.

"Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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