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Modest Mussorgsky:

About Modest Mussorgsky

When he was a kid growing up, Modest Mussorgsky learned Russian fairy tales and folk stories from the family nurse. Those fairy tales put in an appearance in the music he wrote later on. Mussorgsky composed Pictures at an Exhibition in memory of an artist friend of his who died suddenly.

Music heard in this episode:

Mussorgsky: Gopak
Mussorgsky: Scherzo
Mussorgsky: Dance of the Persian Slaves
Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
Mussorgsky: The Flea
Mussorgsky: Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov
Mussorgsky: Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition

Learn more about Modest Mussorgsky

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This Week's Quiz

Who was Modest Mussorgsky’s first piano teacher?

 His uncle

 His father

 His mother

 His art teacher

 The local church organist

When Mussorgsky’s family lost their land and money, where did he find a job?

 The Conservatory of Music

 A farm

 A grocery store

 The government

 A law firm

Who is the subject of Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov?

 A Baker

 A Russian Tsar

 A Clown

 A Prince

 A Monster

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Modest Mussorgsky:

About Modest Mussorgsky

When he was a kid growing up, Modest Mussorgsky learned Russian fairy tales and folk stories from the family nurse. Those fairy tales put in an appearance in the music he wrote later on. Mussorgsky composed Pictures at an Exhibition in memory of an artist friend of his who died suddenly.

Music heard in this episode:

Mussorgsky: Gopak
Mussorgsky: Scherzo
Mussorgsky: Dance of the Persian Slaves
Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
Mussorgsky: The Flea
Mussorgsky: Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov
Mussorgsky: Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition

Learn more about Modest Mussorgsky

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Who was Modest Mussorgsky’s first piano teacher?

 His uncle

 His father

 His mother

 His art teacher

 The local church organist

When Mussorgsky’s family lost their land and money, where did he find a job?

 The Conservatory of Music

 A farm

 A grocery store

 The government

 A law firm

Who is the subject of Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov?

 A Baker

 A Russian Tsar

 A Clown

 A Prince

 A Monster

 

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