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Title: Khovanshchina
Otros títulos: Khovanshchina Act I
Khovanshchina Act II & Act III
Khovanshchina Act IV & Act V
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Paata Burchuladze; Vladimir Atlantov; Aage Haugland; Anatolij Kotscherga; Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper; Claudio Abbado
Código CDU: Musso.01
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: His musical education was erratic, he toiled as a civil servant and wrote music only part-time, influenced few if any of his contemporaries, died early from alcoholism, and left a small body of work. Yet Modest Mussorgsky was a towering figure in nineteenth century Russian music. His works exhibit a daring, raw individuality, a unique sound that well-meaning associates tried to conventionalize and smooth over. He is best known for Night on Bald Mountain (bowdlerized by Rimsky-Korsakov), Pictures at an Exhibition (a difficult piano suite orchestrated by Ravel), and the dark, declamatory opera Boris Godunov (polished by Rimsky-Korsakov)—bastardized works all, yet each one full of arresting harmonies, disturbing colors, and grim celebrations of Russian nationalism. Mussorgsky died in poverty, but he was born to a wealthy landowning family. Under his mother's tutelage, he developed a facility at the piano, but entered a cadet school in preparation for a military career. He joined a choir ...


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