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[moo-sawrg-skee, -zawrg-; Russian moo-suh rg-skyee] /mʊˈsɔrg ski, -ˈzɔrg-; Russian ˈmu sərg skyi/

Modest Petrovich
[moh-dest pi-troh-vich;; Russian muh-dyest pyi-traw-vyich] /moʊˈdɛst pɪˈtroʊ vɪtʃ;; Russian mʌˈdyɛst pyɪˈtrɔ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), .
/mʊˈsɔːɡskɪ; Russian ˈmusərkskij/
Modest Petrovich (maˈdɛst pɪˈtrɔvitʃ). 1839–81, Russian composer. He translated inflections of speech into melody in such works as the song cycle Songs and Dances of Death (1875–77) and the opera Boris Godunov (1874). His other works include Pictures at an Exhibition (1874) for piano


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