American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich 1839-1881. Russian composer whose works include the opera Boris Godunov and the piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition (both 1874).
- n. Russian composer of operas and orchestral works (1839-1881)
“Certainly Mussorgsky is no “Russian Wagner”, but there are beautiful moments in Khovanshchina, many of them involving extended choral passages admirably performed by the Bavarian State Opera chorus with excellent support from Nagano and the house orchestra.”
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“(The 1980 won't even admit to "Mussorgsky" as an alternate.)”
“It would be fascinating to attend a concert that offered two versions of a symphony that a composer revised significantly or that compared a work and a famous arrangement of it, such as Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition.”
“He is a young man, born in 1961, who transcribes orchestra favorites (such as Mussorgsky's Pictures At An”
“Mussorgsky provides amazingly fleet x-rays of Boris's bad company.”
“In telling the slow-moving tale of human perfidy, Mussorgsky instead provides the musical ground work for illustrating Pushkin's ugly and depressing libretto evoking pre-modern 17th century Russia.”
“Mr. Holman's adaptation, on the other hand, erects a massive, self-consciously theatrical superstructure on top of the story, with a second actor (Yael Stone) portraying various other characters mentioned by Gogol and a pair of onstage musicians (Paul Cutlan and Erkki Veltheim) playing Mussorgsky-and-sound-effects background music.”
“Though the eerily spinning motives and demonic orchestral gestures in Franck's "Les Djinns" recall Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain," almost every phrase of Delage's "Four Hindu Songs" evokes Raga melodies, instrumental sonorities and articulation of authentic Indian music.”
“In telling the slow-moving tale of human perfidy, Mussorgsky illustrates Pushkin's depressing libretto of pre-modern, 17th century Russia.”
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