MODEST MUSORGSKY 1839-1881
One of the greatest Russian composers, a member of the "Mighty Handful". He worked in various genres, in his creative legacy of opera, orchestral plays, vocal and piano music cycles, romances and songs, choral music.
An innovator of the XIX century, a genius composer who was far ahead of his time and had a great influence on the development of Russian and European musical art. Mussorgsky consistently glorified national traits, the deepest realism in his work, but the originality of the composer was not recognized during his lifetime. Nowadays, his operas “Boris Godunov” and “Khovanshchina” are recognized masterpieces of world music theater, and his piano and vocal music is performed by outstanding musicians from all over the world. "Boris Godunov", "Khovanshchina" - the first examples of folk musical drama, in which the layers of deep-seated folk life rise, the theme of folk spiritual tragedy is revealed.
Musorgsky's musical works had a great influence on many generations of composers: M. Ravel,C. Debussy, L. Janacek, D. Shostakovich, I. Stravinsky, A. Berg, O. Messian and others. The specific melody, the harmony of the musical works of Mussorgsky was anticipated by many features of the musical harmony of the 20th century.
"Portrait of Modest Musorgsky"
Author Rinat Kuramshin
Opera M. Mussorgsky "Boris Godunov"
Opera M.P. Mussorgsky