In my last post, credits for the image above were left incomplete. I tried to add the name of the artist, but could not access the post. The artist is Vladimir Borovikovsky. The portrait is housed in the Tretyakov Gallery, in Moscow.
Moreover, the link to Britannica’s video on Catherine the Great was moved.
Wiki2.org (2nd part) provides a concise and fascinating discussion of Catherine’s life, times and accomplishments. (See Catherine the Great, Wiki2.org.)
Mussorgsky was one of The Five (composers) (the Mighty Handful) who attempted to give the music of Russia a typically Russian idiom. Remember the bells.
- A Progress Report (23 July 2015)
- All the bells shall ring… (13 July 2015)
- Marie, the Words to a Love Song (29 June 2015)
- Viktor Hartman & Modest Mussorgsky (8 September 2012)
© Micheline Walker
2 November 2018