Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky died on this day in 1881 – 136 years ago.
One of ‘The Five’, his signature works include the opera ‘Boris Godunov’, orchestral tone poem ‘Night on Bare Mountain’ – and the piano suite ‘Pictures at an Exhibition.’
Mussorgsky tragically died from the effects of alcoholism – aged just 42.
MUSSORGSKY | PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION | CARLO MARIA GIULINI & PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
MUSSORGSKY | NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN | MARKUS STENZ & RADIO FILHARMONISCH ORKEST