Modest Mussorgsky

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  • Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky Essay

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    Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was born into a wealthy family as a child. His family owned a lot of land, and was very successful. Mussorgsky was born on March 9th, 1839. In Karevo, Russia. He was a very fortunate person to grow up to be a musician. Music ran in his family his mother Yuliah Chrikova was an expert at the piano. As for Mussorgsky's father he also was skilled in piano, however, he did it as more of a hobby. Mussorgsky's father being a large land owner in this time period he owned a lot

  • Modest Mussorgsky

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    The Nursery (1872), Sunless (1874), and Song and Dances of Death (1875). Pictures at an Exhibition is a suite of ten pieces inspired by an exhibition Mussorgsky saw of over four hundred sketches, paintings, and designs by his late friend Viktor Hartmann, who shared an interest in finding a new artistic language that was uniquely Russian. Mussorgsky translates the images into song, combining western European and Russian elements, blending classical procedures with melodies that resemble Russian folk

  • Modest Mussorgsky Analysis

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    as Russian. One composer, Modest Mussorgsky, though largely self-taught, composed pieces with a distinct sound. Unfortunately, he battled with alcoholism. This battle led to Mussorgsky leaving works unfinished, or leaning on the reliance of another member of

  • Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov : A Russian Poet

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    Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov was a Russian composer, conductor, teacher, and naval officer during the nineteenth century. A talented pianist, Rimsky-Korsakov wrote works such as operas, choral and chamber music throughout the course of his life. He greatly impacted Russian classical music, particularly with his incredible use of word painting. According to scholarly author Zoran Minderovic, “Rimsky-Korsakov's music is accessible and engaging owing to his talent for tone-coloring and brilliant

  • The Mighty Handful

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    The Mighty Handful During nineteenth century, there were five major players who worked together to establish the unique and distinct sound that is Russian classical music. Mily Balakirev, Cesar Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Borodin. The five composers all lived in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and worked together to created amazing works of music from 1856 to 1870. The Mighty Handful got their name from an article entitled Mr. Balakirev’s Slavic Concert, by acclaimed

  • Russian Opera Essay

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    Russian Opera The seeds of a distinctively national art music in Russia are usually dated from the first half of the 19th century. The performance of the opera A Life for the Tsar (1836), by Mikhail GLINKA, is usually cited as the turning point for Russian music (Russia's national anthem is taken from this opera). In this historical opera, as well as in his subsequent opera Ruslan and Ludmila (1842), the orchestral fantasy Kamarinskaya (1848), and numerous songs, Glinka successfully fused

  • Influential Russian Composers: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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    Influential Russian Composers When asked to name a countries that influenced both classical and modern music, most people would respond, “France,” “England,” or even “Germany,” or “Austria.” Not many people think of Russia as a major contributor to the development of music. However, modern music and pop culture as we know it today would not be the same without the major accomplishments of many Russian composers. For instance, everyone has heard of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, otherwise known as the

  • Remarkable Minds: The Influence of Great Texts

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    curriculum several can be seen as exemplar texts which have made an important and lasting impact on society and literature. In consideration of this fact, five texts stand above the rest including The Iliad, Plato’s Republic, Beowulf, Paradise Lost, and A Modest Proposal. Each text influenced the world after it was written and continues to be taught in great detail, separating it from texts of lesser importance. The emphasis of these texts throughout the curriculum is clear and continuously these texts and

  • Satire Found in Candiate by Voltaire, Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervates, and A Modest Proposal by Jonathon Swift

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    author sees in society. There are two different types of way to present satire: horation and juvenialian. In the three works: Candide by Voltaire, Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes, and A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift all demonstrate the use of satire. However, Don Quixote presents only horation satire and A Modest Proposal uses juvenalian satire, while Candide uses both types of satire. By combining both horatian and juvenilian satire one’s piece is able to present social criticism more effectively

  • Jonathan Swift Essay

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    Jonathan Swift 1. Swift wrote "A Modest Proposal" under a pseudonym, so who is the speaker here? The speaker is a Protestant and a member of the Irish upper class. 2. Discuss the tone of the piece. Pull examples from the text to support your discussion. Swift showed disgust for the people who would rather beg than take care of themselves. He says, “These mothers instead of being able to work for their honest livelihood, are forced to employ all their time in strolling to beg sustenance