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Modest Mussorgsky

21 mar 1839 (Karevo) - 28 mar 1881 (St. Petersburg)

Books about Modest Mussorgsky and his music

bookAnna Harwell Celenza and Joann E. Kitchel Pictures at an Exhibition (Charlesbridge)
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2003; ISBN 1570914923; 32 pages Price indication: $ 13.57
bookDavid Brown Musorgsky: His Life and Works (Master Musicians Series.)
Oxford University Press, 2002; ISBN 0198165870; 424 pages Price indication: $ 37.50
bookMichael Russ and Julian Rushton Musorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
Cambridge University Press, 1992; ISBN 0521386071; 120 pages
This informative and wide-ranging guide places the original piano work in the context of Russian cultural life, considering in particular the work of the artist Victor Hartman, creator of the pictures that inspired Musorgsky's composition. A detailed synopsis takes the reader through each piece in turn, and subsequent chapters consider the musical language and structure. Michael Russ also describes the fate of the work in the hands of editors and performers and closes by surveying the best of the orchestrations, particularly Ravel's. Price indication: $ 13.99
bookCaryl Emerson The Life of Musorgsky (Musical Lives)
Cambridge University Press, 1999; ISBN 052148507X; 216 pages Price indication: $ 22.99
bookCaryl Emerson and Robert William Oldani Modest Musorgsky and Boris Godunov : Myths, Realities, Reconsiderations (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)
Cambridge University Press, 1994; ISBN 0521361931; 353 pages Price indication: $ 92.78
bookCaryl Emerson Boris Godunov: Transpositions of a Russian Theme (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies)
Indiana Univ Pr, 1986; ISBN 0253312302; 288 pages Price indication: $ 59.95
bookM. Montagu-Nathan Moussorgsky (Masters of Russian Music)
AMS Press, 1917; ISBN 040413050X; 100 pages Price indication: $ 32.45
bookRichard Taruskin Musorgsky
Princeton University Press, 1992; ISBN 0691091471; 460 pages Price indication: $ 15.76
bookAlexandra Orlova Musorgsky Remembered (Russian Music Studies)
Indiana Univ Pr, 1991; ISBN 0253342643; 186 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 4.75
bookMikhail Osipovich Zetlin The Five: The Evolution of the Russian School of Music
Greenwood Pub Group, 1975; ISBN 0837167973; 344 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 14.49
bookMichel D. Calvocoressi Mussorgsky (The Master musicians series)
J M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1974; ISBN 046003152X; 216 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 1.99
bookOskar von Riesemann Moussorgsky
Dover Publications, 1971; ISBN 0486224961; 429 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 5.99
bookModest Petrovich Mussorgsky and Jennifer Batchelor and Nicholas John Khovanshchina: The Khovansky Affair (Opera Guide)
Calder Publications, 1995; ISBN 0714542784; 128 pages Price indication: $ 32.92
bookJay Leyda The Musorgsky reader;: A life of Modeste Petrovich Musorgsky in letters and documents,
W.W. Norton, 1947; 474 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 15.00
bookVictor Ilyitch Seroff Modeste Moussorgsky,
Funk & Wagnalls, 1968; 189 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 6.31

Sheet music, libretti, etc.

Boris Godunov (English National Opera Guide, 11) - Calder Publications

Complete Songs - G. Schirmer, Inc.
A major edition of 67 songs, all in the original keys, which covers a variety of voice types. Cyrillic and transliteration are included with each song, as are line by line English translations for study. Mussorgsky's rich imagination as a composer of song is not well-known. The style is unique, the music directly emotional. There are four complete song cycles in this edition. The first, "Youthful Years," is an unconventional song grouping, not written for the same voice type, a "song cycle" that's more a convenience of collecting early work. It would better be viewed as 17 individual songs. The other three cycles are "The Nursery" (for mezzo-soprano), "Sunless" (for mezzo-soprano or baritone), and "Songs and Dances of Death" (mezzo-soprano or soprano). There are also 32 individual songs not in cycles. Mussorgsky wrote substantial revisions of 11 songs; both the original version and the second version are included for these.

Moszkowski / 15 Etudes Op.72 - Warner Bros Pubns

Mussorgsky / Pictures at an Exhibition - Warner Bros Pubns

Night on Bald Mountain - Warner Bros Pubns

Piano Complete (Music Scores) - Konemann

Pictures at an Exhibition, 1874 (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics) - G. Schirmer

Pictures at an Exhibition: Study Score - Serenissima Music, Inc.
A study score of the spectacular new setting for wind symphony. Simpson's orchestration is the first one for winds based upon the composer's manuscript instead of the flawed 1886 edition of the piano original. Edited by the eminent American composer of wind music, Alfred Reed.

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