Musorgsky, Modest Petrovich (opera)
- Richard Taruskin
(b Karevo, nr Velikiye Luki, Pskov district, 9/March 21, 1839; d St Petersburg, March 16/28, 1881). Russian composer. Despite his brief career, weak training and failure to complete most of his works, he is regarded by many as the most talented and (posthumously) influential composer of the Russian national school....