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Musorgsky : his life and works

Author: David Brown
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Master musicians series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"David Brown gives us the first life-and-works study of Modest Musorgsky to appear in English for over a half century. Indeed, this is the largest such study of Musorgsky to have appeared outside Russia." "Brown shows how Musorgsky, though essentially an amateur with no systematic training in composition, emerged in his first opera, Boris Godunov, as a supreme musical dramatist. Indeed, in this opera, and in certain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; M P Musorgskĭı
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brown
ISBN: 0198165870 9780198165873
OCLC Number: 234115912
Description: xvii, 391 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: PREFACE ; ILLUSTRATIONS ; APPENDICES ; INDEX
Series Title: Master musicians series.
Responsibility: David Brown.

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This is the largest life-and-works of Musorgsky ever to have appeared outside Russia. Musorgsky created stunning masterpieces in such creations as his opera Boris Godunov and piano suite Pictures at  Read more...

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... the general reader and specialist alike will value the breadth, clear exposition and enthusiasm in Brown's discussion. * Geoffrey Norris, BBC Music Magazine * ... a no-holds barred biography ... Read more...

 
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