On March 7, an envelope with an original stamp “175th Anniversary of M.P. Mussorgsky (1839-1881), a composer” will be released into circulation

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839–1881) was a Russian composer, an active participant of the creative group of progressive composers known as "The Five". M.P. Mussorgsky is one of the greatest composers of XIX century. He was aimed for an original, very national style which is characterized by reliance upon the Russian peasants’ art, creation of original drama, melody, voice-leading, harmony. The composer’s talent was fully brought to light through operas. The monumental innovatory musical dramas “Boris Godunov” and “Khovanshchina” are his greatest creations. Besides, he created such song cycles as “Sunless” (1874), “Songs and Dances of Death” (1875–1877), suite “Pictures at an Exhibition” (1874), “Night on Bald Mountain” (1867), etc.

An envelope with an original stamp shows the portrait of M.P. Mussorgsky against the background of a fragment of musical score of the music drama “Boris Godunov”, the cover page and the first page of the edition show opera against the background of a scene of the performance.

Design: A. Povarikhin.
Face values: letter “A”.
Circulation: 1 million.

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