Best Mussorgsky Books

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1. Mussorgsky — Pictures at an Exhibition (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Modest Moussorgsky
Published at: Alfred Music (October 1, 2002)
ISBN: 978-0739011942

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Based on the autograph manuscript and earliest editions, editor Nancy Bricard addresses the sources and discrepancies between the various publications of Moussorgsky’s most important contribution to piano literature-Pictures at an Exhibition. This well-researched edition describes the close relationship between the composer and Russian artist Victor Hartmann, whose paintings and sketches inspired the creation of this collection of musical works.

Bricard offers fascinating insight into the composer’s compositional process by including music passages in her footnotes that Moussorgsky had discarded from the autograph. Also discussed are matters of tempo, fingering, pedaling and interpretation, as well as background on the historical, cultural and social environment that influenced the composer’s music.

2. Pictures at an Exhibition (1874) – Centennial Edition: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 2007 Piano Solo (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics)

Author: by Modest Mussorgsky
Published at: GS LIBRARY 5 (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0793538898

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(Piano Large Works). This favorite piano cycle was composed by Mussorgsky in about 3 weeks, and was inspired by the drawings and watercolors of a his friend, the painter Victor Hartmann. Many changes have been made to the score over the years but this edition presents the work as Mussorgsky originally composed it.

Contents: Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells * Catacombae * The Gnome * Great Gate of Kiev * The Hut on Fowl’s Legs * The Market Place in Limoges * The Old Castle * The Ox Cart * Samuel Goldenberg & Schmuyle * Tuileries.

3. Pictures at an Exhibition: orchestrated by Maurice Ravel Eulenburg Audio+Score

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at: Eulenburg; Pap/Com edition (March 1, 2010)
ISBN: 978-3795765569

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(Eulenberg Audio plus Score). Includes a detailed preface and companion CD with a performance by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine conducted by Theodore Kuchar.

4. Moussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition: The Masterworks Library (Boosey & Hawkes Masterworks Library)

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at: BOOSEY LONDON – UK PRINT (December 1, 2002)
ISBN: 978-0851623870

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(Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books). Based on the original printed score of 1929, including facsimile of Ravel’s manuscript.Duration: ca.29 minutes.

5. Pictures at an Exhibition: Instrumentation By Maurice Ravel – Study Score (Eulenburg Miniature and Study Scores)

Author: by Maurice Ravel
Published at: Schott (August 1, 2016)
ISBN: 979-0200220469

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Study Score

6. Pictures at an Exhibition: In a Simple Arrangement for Piano (Get to Know Classical Masterpieces)

Author: by Hans-Gunter Heumann
Published at: Schott (September 1, 2001)
ISBN: 979-0001131377

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(Schott).An exhibition of pictures by the painter Viktor Hartmann inspired Mussorgsky in 1874 to write Pictures at an Exhibition , a cycle of pieces now regarded as the most significant piano work of this Russian master. This beautiful songbook includes color illustrations, a summary of the work, notes on the composer, and easy piano arrangements.

7. A Night on Bald Mountain in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Modest Moussorgsky
Published at: Dover Publications (August 9, 1999)
ISBN: 978-0486408576

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Widely considered the most important of the Russian nationalist composers, Modest Petrovich Moussorgsky (18391881) finished relatively few works in the course of his tragically short life. Nevertheless, his unorthodox techniques and their dramatically intense effects made a considerable impression on later composers.

A Night on Bald Mountain, a brilliant example of Moussorgsky’s unique sense of theatrical effect, was completed and orchestrated by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov after the composer’s death. Full of dramatic fire, the piece has long been a staple of the orchestral repertoire.

It is perhaps best known to the general public as the memorable accompaniment to the Witches’ Sabbath sequence of Disney’s Fantasia. Now this enduringly popular work, carefully reproduced from an authoritative early score, appears here in a handsome, inexpensive edition sure to delight musicians and music lovers.

8. A History of Russian Music: From Kamarinskaya to Babi Yar

Author: by Francis Maes
Published at: University of California Press; First edition (February 20, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0520248250

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Francis Maes’s comprehensive and imaginative book introduces the general public to the scholarly debate that has revolutionized Russian music history over the past two decades. Based on the most recent critical literature, A History of Russian Music summarizes the new view of Russian music and provides a solid overview of the relationships between artistic movements and political ideas.

The revision of Russian music history may count as one of the most significant achievements of recent musicology. The Western view used to be largely based on the ideas of Vladimir Stasov, a friend and confidant of leading nineteenth-century Russian composers who was more a propagandist than a historian.

With the deconstruction of Stasov’s interpretation, stereotyped views have been replaced by a fuller understanding of the conditions and the context in which composers such as Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Stravinsky created their oeuvres. Even the more recent history of Soviet music, in particular the achievement of Dmitry Shostakovich, is being assessed on new documentary grounds.

9. Dark Classical Piano Music Solos: Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Janacek, Liszt, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Satie, Schubert, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky and More (Music Masterpieces)

Author: by Project Music Lovers
Published at: Independently published (May 3, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8639362071

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This music book is an anthology of dark classical piano solos. (Book 1 of 2)What’s insideCharles-Valentin Alkan Pseudo-Navit (Opus 63 No. 8)Johann Sebastian Bach Prlude No. 1 in C Major (BWV 846)Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No.14 (Op.27, No. 2) – Movement I Piano Sonata No.14 (Op.27, No.

2) – Movement IIFrederic Chopin Piano Sonata in B-flat Minor (Op.35 No. 2) Prelude in A Minor (Op.28 No. 2) Prelude in E Minor (Op.28 No. 4) Prelude in E Major (Op.28 No. 9)Franz Joseph Haydn Variations in F Minor No. 20Leos Janacek In the MistsCecile Chaminade Au pays dvast, Op.

155Franz Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Sonata in C minor K.457 No. 14Modest Mussorgsky Night on the Bare MountainSergei Rachmaninoff lgie (Op.3.No. 1) Prelude in C-sharp Minor (Op.32.No. 12)Erik Satie Gnossiene 3Franz Schubert Piano Sonata No.16 in A Minor (Op.42, D.

845)Alexander Scriabin Etude in C-sharp Minor (Op.2 No.1) Prelude (Op.11 No.10) Prelude (Op.11 No.11) Prelude (Op.11 No.14) Prelude (Op.11 No. 18)Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Sick Doll (Op.39, No. 7) The Doll’s Funeral (Op.39, No.8)

10. Complete Songs: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 2018 Voice and Piano

Author: by Modest Mussorgsky
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (August 1, 1995)
ISBN: 978-0793545377

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(Vocal Collection).A major edition of 67 songs, all in the original keys, which covers a variety of voice types. Cyrillic and transliteration are included with each song, as are line by line English translations for study. Mussorgsky’s rich imagination as a composer of song is not well-known.

The style is unique, the music directly emotional. There are four complete song cycles in this edition. The first, “Youthful Years,” is an unconventional song grouping, not written for the same voice type, a “song cycle” that’s more a convenience of collecting early work.

It would better be viewed as 17 individual songs. The other three cycles are “The Nursery” (for mezzo-soprano), “Sunless” (for mezzo-soprano or baritone), and “Songs and Dances of Death” (mezzo-soprano or soprano). There are also 32 individual songs not in cycles. Mussorgsky wrote substantial revisions of 11 songs; both the original version and the second version are included for these.

11. Musorgsky

Author: by Richard Taruskin
Published at: Princeton University Press; Revised ed. edition (July 7, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0691016238

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“It is [a] fully illuminated story that Richard Taruskin, in the path-breaking essays collected here, unfolds around Modest Musorgsky, Russia’s greatest national composer…. [Taruskin’s] tour de force comes with a frontal attack on all the Soviet-bred truisms that for a century have refashioned Musorgsky from what the evidence suggests he was-an aristocrat with an early clinical interest in true-to-life musical portraiture and a later penchant for drinking partners who were both folklore buffs and political reactionaries democrat.”-From the foreword Incorporating both new and now-classic essays, this book for the first time sets the vocal works of Modest Musorgsky in a fully detailed cultural, political, and historical context.

From this perspective Richard Taruskin revises fundamentally the composer’s historical and artistic image, in particular debunking the century-old dogmas of Vladimir Stasov, Musorgsky’s first biographer. Here the author offers the most complete explanation of the revision of the opera Boris Godunov, compares it to contemporaneous operas by Chaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, advances a revisionary characterization of Khovanshchina as an aristocratic tragedy informed by a pessimistic view of history, discusses Musorgsky’s use of folklore, and, focusing on Sorochintsi Fair, brings to a climax his refutation of Musorgsky as a protorevolutionary populist.

12. Boris Godunov: (English National Opera Guide 11)

Author: by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Published at: Overture Publishing (February 7, 2011)
ISBN: 978-0714544151

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English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original. This famous opera has had a chequered performance history, and Professor Laurel E.

Fay points out that the interpretation of the opera depends on which edition is used. Robert Oldani introduces the “Boris problem”: Pushkin’s play was not an obvious choice for a young composer, since it had been banned for forty years, and it is the Russian people, rather than any single character, who is the protagonist.

Alex de Jonge examines its uniquely Russian character and notes the unsettling parallels of the history of old Russia with today. Nigel Osborne’s comparison of the Rimsky-Korsakov and Mussorgsky versions highlights their individual qualities.

13. Pictures at an Exhibition: Arranged for Early Advanced Piano Solo

Author: by Modest Mussorgsky
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (November 3, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1518898419

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Pictures at an Exhibition is Mussorgsky’s best known piano composition. It has become a monumental showpiece for virtuoso pianists. The cycle is physically challenging, requiring great strength and stamina. Consequently, this splendid work has been considered out of reach for many pianists.

Yuking Chou Brandenburgh, a concert pianist and international award winner, and the teacher of award winning students, has rearranged and slightly simplified all sixteen pieces. More true to the original than other transcriptions, this arrangement will make this piece accessible for Early Advanced pianists to study and perform.

14. Dark Classical Piano Music Solos: Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Janacek, Liszt, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Satie, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky and More (Music Masterpieces)

Author: by Project Music Lovers
Published at: Independently published (May 3, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8642802960

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This music book is an anthology of dark classical piano solos. (Book 2 of 2)What’s insideJohann Sebastian Bach Toccata and Fugue in D MinorLudwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No.14 (Op.27, No. 2) – Movement IIIFrederic Chopin Prelude in D-flat Major (Op.28, No.

15) Prelude in C Minor (Op.28 No. 20) Prelude in C-sharp Minor (Op. 45)Christoph Gluck MelodieLeos Janacek On an Overgrown Path 1. “Nae veery” (Our Evenings) 2. “Lstek odvanut” (A Blown-Away Leaf) 3. “Pojte s nmi!” (Come With Us!4. “Frdeck panna Maria” (The Madonna of Frydek) 5.

“tbetaly jak latoviky” (They Chattered Like Swallows) 6. “Nelze domluvit!” (Words Fail!7. “Dobrou noc!” (Good Night!8. “Tak neskonale zko” (Unutterable Anguish) 9. “V pli” (In Tears) 10. “Sek neodletl!” (The Barn Owl Has Not Flown Away!11.Andante 12. Allegretto Presto 13.Pi mosso 14.Vivo 15. AllegroFranz Liszt Nuages GrisMaurice Ravel Pavane Pour Une Infante DfunteWolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo in A minor, K.

511Modest Mussorgsky The Hut on Hen’s Legs (Baba Yaga)Sergei Rachmaninoff Prelude in C Sharp Minor (Op.3.No. 2)Erik Satie Gymnopdie No. 1Alexander Scriabin Sonata 5.Op.53 Prelude (Op.11 No.6) Prelude (Op.11 No. 24) Five Preludes No. 1 Five Preludes No. 2 Five Preludes No.