Mussorgsky, Modest

Name The spelling and pronunciation of the composer's name has been a matter of some controversy. The family name is derived from a 15th or 16th century ancestor, Roman Vasilyevich Monastïryov, who was mentioned in the Velvet Book, the 16th century genealogy of Russian boyars. Roman Vasilyevich bore the nickname "Musorga", and was the grandf… Read More