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Portrait of Boris Christoff (1914–1993), as Boris Godunov in 'Boris Godunov' by Modest Mussorgsky, 1965 by Leonard Boden (British 1911–1999)


Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839–1881) 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.


Modest Mussorgsky (21 Mar [O.S. 9] 1839 – 28 Mar [O.S. 16] 1881) was a Russian composer, and a member of the New Russian School of Composers. An innovator of Russian music in the Romantic period, he strove to achieve a new sound in deliberate defiance of the Western musical standards. His works include the opera "Boris Godunov", the orchestral tone poem "Night on Bald Mountain", & the piano suite "Pictures at an Exhibition."


The "Promenade" from Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition". This whole suite was re-created electronically by Isao Tomita for his album "Pictures at an Exhibition".


Хованщина (Khovanshchina) (1880) //Модест Петрович Мусоргский (Modest Mussorgsky) // Ferruccio Furlanetto, Christopher Ventris, Herbert Lippert, Ain Anger, Andrzej Dobber, Elena Maximova, Norbert Ernst, Wiener Staatsoper, 2015