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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

Publisher: AMP

Boris Godunov (Shostakovich version) (1874),
Work Notes
available in the USA, Canada and Mexico only
Text Writer
Libretto by the composer. English translation available.
Publisher
Schirmer Russian Music
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
1874
Arranger/Editor
Orchestrated by Dmitri Shostakovich (Op. 58, 1940)
Chorus
SATB chorus
Language
English, Russian
Solo Instrument(s)
3 Baritones, 3 Mezzo sopranos, 2 Sopranos, 6 Tenors, 7 Basses
Programme Note
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky Boris Godunov (Shostakovich version) (1874),
Synopsis:
The opera is set in Russia and Poland between 1598 and 1605. Boris Godunov becomes Czar of Russia after he has murdered the young Dmitri, who is the rightful heir to the throne. The novice Grigory resolves to avenge the murder and, driven to insanity by his guilt, Boris falls dead at the end.

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