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[moo-sawrg-skee, -zawrg-; Russian moo-suh rk-skyee] /mʊˈsɔrg ski, -ˈzɔrg-; Russian ˈmu sərk skyi/
Modest Petrovich
[moh-dest pi-troh-vich;; Russian muh-dyest pyi-traw-vyich] /moʊˈdɛst pɪˈtroʊ vɪtʃ;; Russian mʌˈdyɛst pyɪˈtrɔ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1839–81, Russian composer.
Also, Moussorgski, Mussorgski, Mussorgsky. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As Moussorgsky originally wrote these scores, their forms are visible on page after page.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • Moussorgsky handles his ecclesiastical themes with sure knowledge.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch
  • Thus Moussorgsky, with all his ugliness, speaks a new idiom.

  • Dostoïevsky and Moussorgsky were not unlike temperamentally.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • But it is by no means alone the timeliness of Moussorgsky that has advanced him to his present position.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • He put away Moussorgsky with a sigh, and curled up to go to sleep.

  • In this work Moussorgsky went against the foreign classic opera in conception as well as in construction.

    Music: An Art and a Language Walter Raymond Spalding
  • The music of Moussorgsky comes up out of a dense and livid ground.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • One feels that the composer has recently encountered the personalities of Moussorgsky and Debussy.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • Sometimes, Moussorgsky is whole civilizations discarded by life.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
British Dictionary definitions for Moussorgsky


/mʊˈsɔːɡskɪ; Russian ˈmusərkskij/
a variant spelling of (Modest Petrovich) Mussorgsky
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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