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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Modest Mussorgsky's Artistic Profundity

Proceeding from the conviction that human speech is strictly controlled by musical laws, Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky considered the function of art to be the reproduction of musical sounds not merely of feelings, and this applied, first and foremost, to his feeling about human speech in relation to music-his music in particular: "Art is a means of communicating with people, and not an aim in itself. This guiding principle has defined the whole of my creative activity." Modest Mussorgsky

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