Composer: Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Dates: 21 March 1839 – 28 March 1881
Title of Piece: The Fair at Sorochyntsi Overture
Brief Biography: Mussorgsky was a composer and member of The Five. He was an innovator of Russian music during the Romantic era. Mussorgsky developed an eventual path into alcoholism while at the Cadet School of Guards. He resigned his military commission to focus on his music in 1858.