Songs and Dances of Death

Songs and Dances of Death is a song cycle for voice and piano by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, written in the 1875 to poems by Arseny Golenishchev-Kutuzov, a relative of the composer. Each song deals with death in a poetic manner although the depictions are realistic in that they reflect experiences not uncommon in 19th century Russia: child death, death in youth, drunken misadventure and war. The four songs of the cycle have an average performance time of 22 minutes.

This sheet contains the following parts:

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Songs and Dances of Death - Complete Score (St. Petersburg: W. Bessel et Cie., 1908)
Songs and Dances of Death - Complete Score (New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.)
Songs and Dances of Death - Complete Score (Moscow: Muzyka)
Songs and Dances of Death - Trepak ( St. Petersburg: W. Bessel et Cie., 1911)

Modest Mussorgsky

Modest Mussorgsky was a Russian composer, one of the group known as 'The Five'. He was an innovator of Russian music in ...