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  • proper n. A transliteration of a Russian surname.


Transliterated from Russian Мусоргский (Músorgskij). (Wiktionary)


  • They probably meant to misspell Mussorgsky, but Musorgsky is considered the correct spelling in some circles (see Taruskin).

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  • Taruskin tells a funny story about how the "g" ended up in the Musorgsky family name.

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  • I'll be charitable on the quaint Victorian transliteration of "Rimsky-Korsakov", but "Musorgsky"?

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  • More than any other artist before him with the exception of Musorgsky he evokes the character of a nation's music.

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  • Stravinsky was one of the many who opted for bigotry — along with Glinka, Balakirev, Chaikovsky, Musorgsky and a whole honor roll of musical Russians, to be sure.

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  • Modest Musorgsky was too wild and dissolute to marry and procreate, but he loved being around children, and children loved being around him.

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  • Boris Godunov by Musorgsky, Pikovaya Dama / Queen of Spades and Eugeny Onegin by Chaikovsky, Knyaz Igor / Prince Igor by Borodin, and Zolotoi Petushok / Golden Cockerel by Rimsky-Korsakov, all dating back to the 19th century.



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