Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Russian composer

I'm working the Indianapolis Flute Choir's performance today. One of their pieces is a beautiful (though simple) etude by Moussorgsky, a Russian composer I was vaguely familiar with. Quite often, we only hear classical composers referred to by their last names. Today, for the first time, I heard the composer's first name. I found myself being unaccountably amused by the fact that I was listening to the works of Modest Moussorgsky. I had to think for a minute to connect why I found his name funny. Ahh, that's why. I wonder if there's a connection.

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