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Pages: 57. Chapters: Films based on Aleksandr Pushkin works, Operas
based on Pushkin works, Works by Aleksandr Pushkin, Boris Godunov,
The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda, The Golden
Cockerel, Mazeppa, The Queen of Spades, Eugene Onegin, The Tale of
Tsar Saltan, Ruslan and Lyudmila, Abram Petrovich Gannibal, The
Captain's Daughter, Ivan Gannibal, Prisoner of the Caucasus,
Natalia Pushkina, Pushkin House, Aleko, Georges-Charles de
Heeckeren d'Anthes, Mozart and Salieri, The Blizzard, The Miserly
Knight, The Stone Guest, Dubrovsky, Konstantin Danzas, Feast in
Time of Plague, Anna Petrovna Kern, The Eagle, Rusalka, Vasily
Pushkin, What a Pushkin, what a son of a bitch , Little Tragedies,
Ruslan and Ludmila, Pushkin Prize, Le Poisson dore, Pushkin
studies, Pushkin Square, Pushkin Statue. Excerpt: Boris Godunov
(Russian: , original orthography, Boris Godunov) is an opera by
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881). The work was composed between 1868
and 1873 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is Mussorgsky's only
completed opera and is considered his masterpiece. Its subjects are
the Russian ruler Boris Godunov, who reigned as Tsar (1598 to 1605)
during the Time of Troubles, and his nemesis, the False Dmitriy
(reigned 1605 to 1606). The Russian-language libretto was written
by the composer, and is based on the "dramatic chronicle" Boris
Godunov by Aleksandr Pushkin, and, in the Revised Version of 1872,
on Nikolay Karamzin's History of the Russian State. Boris Godunov,
among major operas, shares with Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlos (1867)
the distinction of having the most complex creative history and the
greatest wealth of alternative material. The composer created two
versions-the Original Version of 1869, which was rejected for
production by the Imperial Theatres, and the Revised Version of
1872, which received its first performa...
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