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|Named Person:||Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Modeste Pétrovitch Moussorgski; Modest P Musorgskij; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Caryl Emerson; Robert William Oldani
|Description:||xiii, 339 p. : ill., ports., music, facsim. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Tsar Boris in history --
2. Musorgsky's literary sources, Karamzin and Pushkin --
3. Narrative and musical synopsis of the opera --
4. History of the composition, rejection, revision, and acceptance of Boris Godunov --
5. A tale of two productions --
St. Petersburg (1874-1882), Paris (1908) --
6. Boris and the censor: documents --
7. The opera through the years: selected texts in criticism --
8. The Boris libretto as a formal, literary, and historical problem --
9. The music --
10. Boris Godunov during the jubilee decade: the 1980s and beyond.
|Responsibility:||Caryl Emerson, Robert William Oldani.|
The topics discussed include: the "Boris Tale" in history; Karamzin's history and Pushkin's drama as literary sources; Musorgsky's Innovations as a librettist and as a theorist of the sung Russian word; the strange story of the opera's composition and revision; its first productions at home and abroad; and an in-depth musical analysis. In the process, several often-met errors in Musorgsky scholarship are clarified and corrected. A final chapter speculates on the opera's themes of political murder, guilt, and legitimacy - so important to Russian literary and national identity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - and the new role the "Boris plot" and its composer might come to play in more recent open phases of Russian cultural life.
The volume contains a selection of classic texts in criticism, numerous production photographs, a bibliography and discography. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of opera, music history, and Russian literature and culture as well as to opera enthusiasts.
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- Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich, -- 1839-1881. -- Boris Godunov.
- Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich, -- 1839-1881.
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