Category Archives: Modest Mussorgsky


Maybe this seems obvious, but I can’t talk about classical music in films without talking about Fantasia. Within this film are all of my earliest memories of classical music. Fantasia was released in 1940. It began with the concept of … Continue reading

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Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

It was 1873 when Modest Mussorgsky’s close friend, artist Viktor Hartmann died suddenly of an aneurism at age 39. The following year Mussorgsky attended an exhibition of over 400 pieces by Hartmann. Shaken by his death, and inspired by his … Continue reading

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