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Who Is Modest Mussorgsky?

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Modest Mussorgsky was a Russian child born into a noble family. At a young age, his mother was giving him piano lessons since she was an esteemed pianist herself. A few years later and he was already performing the John Field concerto and works by Franz Liszt. At 10, he went to the prestigious Peterschule, or St. Peter's School. He even published his own musical work called "Porte-enseigne Polka." However, his family had a tradition of military service, which meant ripping Mussorgsky out of his musical comfort zone. The Cadet School was savage; it was a melting pot of different kinds of people. It's director was proud when a drunk cadet returned from leave.
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