Modest Mussorgsky [1839-1881: Khovanshchina / Boris Godounov / Pictures at an Exhibition [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

On March 21

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Σαν σήμερα, 21 Μαρτιου 1839, γεννήθηκε ο Modest Mussorgsky, ο “επαναστάτης” της Ομάδας των 5 [βλ. post RIMSKY KORSAKOV]. Θεωρείται o ανανεωτής της Ρωσικής μουσικής, με πρωτοποριακές εκλάμψεις που συχνά κοιτούν κατευθείαν μέσα στον 20ο αιώνα. Γνωστότερα έργα του είναι οι ‘Εικόνες από μια Έκθεση’ [για πιάνο, περισσότερο γνωστό απ’ την ενορχήστρωση του Ραβέλ] και ‘Η Νύχτα στο Φαλακρό Βουνό’ [ενορχηστρωμένο/αναθεωρημένο απο τον Ρίμσκυ Κόρσακοφ]. Ακούμε την εισαγωγή από την όπερα Khovanshchina [Mariinsky Theratre Orchestra, Valerie Gergiev], ένα απόσπασμα από την όπερά του Boris Godounov: Scene Du Couronnement [National Symphony Orchestra, M. Rostropovitch] και τέλος, το The Old Castle, από το Pictures At An Exhibition στην πιανιστική βερσιόν [Alfred Brendel].

On this date, March 21, 1839, Modest Mussorgsky was born, the “revolutionist” of the Group of Five [see post RIMSKY KORSAKOV]. He is considered a reformer of Russian music with innovative flares that often look directly into the 20th century. His best-known works are ‘Pictures At An Exhibition’ [written for piano, best known in its orchestral version, arranged by Ravel] and The Night on the Bald Mountain [arranged by Korsakov]. We hear the introduction from the opera Khovanshchina [Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valerie Gergiev], an excerpt from the opera Boris Godounov: Scene Du Couronnement [National Symphony Orchestra, M. Rostropovitch] and finally, The Old Castle from Pictures At An Exhibition [Alfred Brendel, piano]

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More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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