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Modest Mussorgsky

Modest Mussorgsky (orch. Anatoly Lyadov; arr. Jean Avignon)

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Subtitle: Danse Petite Russienne (extraile de la foire de sorotchinsky de Mussorgsky)

General Info

Year: 1874-1880 / 1969
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Editions Robert Martin
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €139.94   |   Score Only (print) - €39.14


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Program Notes

The Fair at Sorochyntsi is a comic opera in three acts by Modest Mussorgsky, composed between 1874 and 1880 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The composer wrote the libretto, which is based on Nikolai Gogol's short story of the same name, from his early (1832) collection of Ukrainian stories Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka. The opera remained unfinished and unperformed at Mussorgsky's death in 1881. The best-known numbers from Fair are the orchestral Introduction and the closing Gopak. Mussorgsky also arranged the Gopak and the market scene for piano solo.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

The generic term "gopak" means a folk dance of the Ukraine.


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  • The Fair at Sorochyntsi. Wikipedia. Accessed 10 August 2021
  • Mussorgsky, M.; Lyadov, A.; Avignon, J. (1969). Gopak : Danse petite-russienne extraite de la Foire de Sorotchinsky, de Moussorgsky, d'après la version instrumentée de A. Liadov. Arrangement de Jean Avignon, pour harmonie ou fanfare. Conducteur si bémol. [score]. R. Martin: Charnay-les-Mâcon , France.