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Life of Musorgsky

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ISBN-10: 052148507X

ISBN-13: 9780521485074

Edition: 1999

Authors: Caryl Emerson

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Modest Musorgsky, considered Russia's greatest musical dramatist, died in 1881 in St Petersburg aged 42, in poverty and relative obscurity. This account of his life emphasises the influence of psychogical and economic factors.
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/30/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

List of illustrations
Note on sources and translations
Acknowledgments
Preface
Childhood and youth, 1839-1856
Apprenticeship in St. Petersburg, 1850s-1860s: composers' evenings and the commune
Conservatories, "circles," and Musorgsky at the far musical edge
1868-1874: Musorgsky and Russian history
The 1870s: Musorgsky and death
Beyond tragedy: the final years
Epilogue: the Musorgsky problem, then and now
Musical postlude: Appraising the artistic product
Notes
Selected bibliography
Index