Modest Mussorgsky

1839 - 1881

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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (Russian: Модест Петрович Мусоргский, tr. Modést Petróvich Músorgskiy, IPA: [mɐˈdɛst pʲɪˈtrovʲɪtɕ ˈmusərkskʲɪj] (listen); 21 March [O.S. 9 March] 1839 – 28 March [O.S. 16 March] 1881) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the Romantic period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Modest Mussorgsky has received more than 1,042,114 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Modest Mussorgsky is the 34th most popular composer (up from 39th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Russia (up from 41st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Russian Composer.

Modest Mussorgsky is most famous for his opera "Boris Godunov" and his compositions "Pictures at an Exhibition" and "Night on Bald Mountain."

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Among composers, Modest Mussorgsky ranks 34 out of 1,228. Before him are Johann Strauss II, Dmitri Shostakovich, Antonio Salieri, Sergei Prokofiev, Jacques Offenbach, and Christoph Willibald Gluck. After him are Sergei Rachmaninoff, Richard Strauss, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jean Sibelius, and Claudio Monteverdi.

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Among people born in 1839, Modest Mussorgsky ranks 3Before him are Paul Cézanne and John D. Rockefeller. After him are Sully Prudhomme, Alfred Sisley, Charles Sanders Peirce, George Armstrong Custer, Carol I of Romania, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Josephine Cochrane, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, and Machado de Assis. Among people deceased in 1881, Modest Mussorgsky ranks 2Before him is Fyodor Dostoevsky. After him are Alexander II of Russia, Billy the Kid, Benjamin Disraeli, James A. Garfield, Thomas Carlyle, Lewis H. Morgan, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Jenny von Westphalen, and Henri Vieuxtemps.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Modest Mussorgsky ranks 29 out of 2,688. Before him are Ayn Rand (1905), Isaac Asimov (1920), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Yul Brynner (1920), and Dmitri Shostakovich (1906). After him are Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Alexander III of Russia (1845), and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Modest Mussorgsky ranks 4Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Igor Stravinsky (1882), and Dmitri Shostakovich (1906). After him are Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Alexander Borodin (1833), Alexander Scriabin (1871), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Mily Balakirev (1837), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883).