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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

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Recordings (Results 76-95 of 95 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-95 of 95 records)

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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