Musorgsky & His Circle

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The 'Mighty Handful' of five Russian composers who came together in St Petersburg in the 1860s had little musical education, but they created some of the most popular music in the classical repertoire, including Borodin's Prince Igor and Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade. Walsh's study analyses how this rare example of a creative musical collective worked and reveals the crucial role played by their mentor, the art historian Vladimir Stasov, in fostering Russian nationalist music.Slightly off-mint and American-cut pages.

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Musorgsky & His Circle

Musorgsky & His Circle

A Russian Musical Adventure

Knopf2013

Hardback490pp Illustrated

9780385353854     Product Code: 505831

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The 'Mighty Handful' of five Russian composers who came together in St Petersburg in the 1860s had little musical education, but they created some of the most popular music in the classical repertoire, including Borodin's Prince Igor and Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade. Walsh's study analyses how this rare example of a creative musical collective worked and reveals the crucial role played by their mentor, the art historian Vladimir Stasov, in fostering Russian nationalist music.Slightly off-mint and American-cut pages.

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