Musorgsky and His Circle

Musorgsky and His Circle

A Russian Musical Adventure

eBook - 2013
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A fascinating collective biography of Musorgsky and the composers he associated with, creators of some of the best-known and most admired music of the 19th century.The emergence of Russian music in the 19th century comprises one of the most fascinating and colorful stories in all musical history. Arising from the unlikely conjunction of a group of composers of extraordinary originality but almost no technical training, it led to the creation of works ranging from Musorgsky's magnificent opera Boris Godunov to Borodin's (alas unfinished) Prince Igor and such orchestral staples as Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. How this happened where it did--in the St. Petersburg of the 1860s--and the nature and genius of the men responsible is the subject of this brilliant study. As both an experienced biographer able to deal with original Russian sources and a musicologist competent to bring wonderfully fresh insights to the music of the five composers--the moguchaya..
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013
ISBN: 9780385350488
Branch Call Number: EBOOK

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ChristchurchLib Feb 19, 2014

"A collective biography of the 19th-century Russian composer and four of his musical peers examines the considerable originality of their achievements in spite of limited technical training, sharing insights into their role in bringing Russian music into the modern world." Biography and Memoir February 2014 newsletter


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