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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky 

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

Composer: Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

Dates: 21 March 1839 – 28 March 1881

Nationality: Russian

Title of Piece: Night at Bald Mountain


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.