Top 10 Pieces of Music by MussorgskyMikeFuller Here is a list of what may be the best tracks of perhaps my favourite composer.
The Top Ten
This music is believed to have been written by Musorgsky in one night! ( 1866, Orchestrated 1867 ). The original version is less well known than the Rimsky-Korsakov version, but is as the composer originaly intended it! The opening chords is the most demonic music ever written! - MikeFuller
Revolutionary in it's original design! It was altered to suit the St. Petersburg Opera company. Truly Russian with so many great moments! - MikeFuller
Mussorgsky wrote this for his friend Victor Hartman. It's about looking at a range of pictures in an exhibition. The prommenade is meant to be the moving on the corridor between the pictures. It was famously orchestrated by Ravel. - MikeFuller
A great opera, with many highlights! - MikeFuller
A great highlight of this Mussorgsky opera is the Chorus Of Tthe High Preistessess. So many of his operas were left unfinished due to his alcaholism. 'The greatest individuals are always linked to their age by some weakness' - Goethe ( 1749 - 1832 ) - MikeFullerV 1 Comment
Mussorgsky was a great Pianist and his piano music and songs are some of the best ever written! His Songs And Dances Of Death could have easily made it on to this list. As could 'Sadly Rustled The Leaves', Sumless Songs and so many others. He had some fame as a pianist towards the end of his life and also as the composer of his masterpiece opera Boris Godunov. He died of an epileptic fit due to alcaholism shortly after his 42nd birthday in 1881. - MikeFullerV 1 Comment
Mussorgsky's best choral work, inspired by Byron's ( 1788 - 1824 ) famous poem. - MikeFuller
A reworked version by Mussorgsky, similiar to the Rimsky-Korsakov version with the gorgeous ending and the melody that was reworked for orchestra from his opera Sorochinsky Fair. - MikeFuller
Another abandoned opera with the highly impressive Truimphal March in it. - MikeFuller
A truly 'Russian' sound...
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2. Boris Godunov