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Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881)

In 1856 Moussorgsky joined the Russian army where he met the piano player and composer 'Balakirev' who taught him composition. As he could not finish his studies in music, Moussorgsky did not know all stylistic means of composition perfectly and thus had to follow his instinct in his works becoming the pathmaker of the musical impressionism as well... See full bio »

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Burn After Reading
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The Tree of Life
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 2017 This will End in Murder (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition") (post-production)
 2016 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Avventura Romantica (2016) ... (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain EDM" - uncredited)
- The Modern Piece (2016) ... (writer: "Night on the Bare Mountain", "Night on Bald Mountain EDM" - uncredited)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 2015) (writer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2016) (music - 1 episode, 1999)
- The Last Traction Hero (2016) ... (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- The Man Who Came to Be Dinner (2015) ... ("Pictures at an Exhibition", uncredited)
- Them, Robot (2012) ... (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain")
- Stop or My Dog Will Shoot (2007) ... (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition" - uncredited)
- Simpsons Bible Stories (1999) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 2016 Forza Horizon 3 (Video Game) (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain")
 2016 Art Mystery (Short) (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain")
 2016 Mal de pierres ("Une larme")
 2016 Pub Quiz (TV Movie) (writer: "Night on Dub Mountain")
 2015 Tales of Halloween (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain" - as Modest Mussorgky)
 2014/VII Dead End (writer: "Mussorgsky - Night On Bald Mountain")
 2014 Bob's Burgers (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Easy Commercial, Easy Gommercial (2014) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
  Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2011)
- Should We Scare the S#*% Out of Kids? (2013) ... (writer: "A Night on Bald Mountain" - as Modeste Moussorgsky)
- Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (2012) ... (writer: "A Night on Bald Mountain" (1867))
- Care Bears 2 (2011) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 2012 Nobuyuki Tsujii Live at Carnegie Hall (TV Movie) (music: "Pictures at an Exhibition")
 2011/I The Unseen (Short) (writer: "Promenade")
 2011 The Bolshoi Ballet: Live from Moscow (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Bolchoï, une renaissance Gala de réouverture (2011) ... (music: "Tableaux d'une exposition" - as M. Moussorgsky)
 2011 The Tree of Life (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition - Promenade - The Tuileries - Bydio (Piano Version)")
 2011 WrestleMania XXVII (TV Special) (writer: "The Great Gate of Kiev")
 2009 Inspector Lewis (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Counter Culture Blues (2009) ... (writer: "Great Gates of Kiev" - uncredited)
 2008 Hearsay (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition - I")
 2008 Robinson Crusoe: The Great Blitzkrieg (Video) (writer: "Promenade" - as Mussorgsky)
 2008 Burn After Reading (writer: "Pictures At An Exhibition Promenade" (1874))
 2008 Make Yourself at Home (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition: IV. Bydlo. Sempre moderato, pesante", "Pictures at an Exhibition: II. Il vecchio castello. Andante" - uncredited)
 2008 Curious George (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Curious George Beats the Band/Hats and a Hole (2008) ... (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition")
 2008 This Is the Zodiac Speaking (Video documentary) ("THE OLD CASTLE")
 2007 Venezuelan Brass Ensemble: Gran Fanfare (Video) (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition")
 2007 Eddsworld (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Halloween Special (2007) ... (performer: "Night on Bald Mountain")
 2007 Super High Me (Documentary) (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition" - as Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky)
 2007 The IT Crowd (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Moss and the German (2007) ... (music: "Intermezzo" - uncredited)
 2006 Luis, Él y Luci (Short) (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition: No. 6 Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle" - as Modest Petrovich Musorgski)
 2005 Animusic 2 (Video short) (writer: "Cathedral Pictures")
 2005 Crash Tag Team Racing (Video Game) (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 2004 Gran Turismo 4 (Video Game) (writer: "Pictures as an Exhibition: Promenade")
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition" - uncredited)
 2003 Drakengard (Video Game) (writer: "Pictures at an Exihibition")
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nobody Sleeps (2003) ... (writer: "Une Larme" - as Mussorgsky)
 2003 Kopps (writer: "NIGHT ON THE BARE MOUNTAIN" - as M. Mussorgsky)
 2002 Kingdom Hearts (Video Game) (writer: "Night On Bald Mountain" - as Modest Petrovitch Mussorgsky)
 2001 Oboreru sakana (music: "NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN" - as Modest Petrovich Musorgsky)
 1999-2001 The Red Green Show (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Masquerade Marathon (2001) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- Coup de Grass (1999) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 2000 Dracula 2000 (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain")
 2000 Love Hina (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Changing After the Wedding?/Swordmaster Motoko's Sunday Best/Feminine (2000) ... (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1998-2000 Histeria! (TV Series) (music - 6 episodes)
- Euro-Mania (2000) ... (music: "Pictures at an Exhibition" - uncredited)
- The Dawn of Time (1999) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- Writers of the Purple Prose (1999) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- Meglomaniacs (1998) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- The Renaissance (1998) ... (music: "Pictures of an Exhibition" - uncredited)
 1999 Any Given Sunday (writer: "Excerpts from 'PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION'")
 1999 The Woman Chaser (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain")
 1998 Chaliapin: The Enchanter (TV Movie) (music: "Boris Godunov")
 1998 St. Ives (as Mussorgsky, "Sorochintsy Fair")
 1998 The Big Lebowski (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition")
 1998 Oh Yeah! Cartoons (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Man with No Nose/Youngstar 3/Hey Look! (1998) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1997 The Cartoon Cartoon Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Tales of Worm Paranoia (1997) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1997 KaBlam! (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Hand Cranked for Your Enjoyment (1997) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1997 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- A Pinky and the Brain Halloween (1997) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- This Old Mouse (1997) ... (music: "Nightmare on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1997 Lolita (writer: "Night On Bald Mountain")
 1993-1997 Animaniacs (TV Series) (music - 8 episodes)
- Message in a Bottle/Back in Style/Bones in the Body (1997) ... (music: "Pictures at an Exhibition - Promenade 1 - Gnomus" - uncredited)
- Super Strong Warner Siblings/Nutcracker Slappy/Wakko's New Gookie/A Quake, a Quake! (1995) ... (music: "Pictures at an Exhibition - Promenade 1 - Gnomus" - uncredited)
- Mary Tyler Dot Song/Windsor Hassle/...And Justice for Slappy (1993) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- Casablanca Opening/Fair Game/The Slapper/Puppet Rulers (1993) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- Draculee, Draculaa/Phranken-Runt (1993) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1997 Deconstructing Harry (writer: "Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain" (1867))
 1997 Win Ben Stein's Money (TV Series) (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1997 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- A Nightmare on Dick Street: Part 1 (1997) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1997 Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (Documentary) (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition")
 1995 Rocko's Modern Life (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Sugar-Frosted Frights/Ed Is Dead: A Thriller! (1995) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1995 Another Froggy Evening (Short) (music: "Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade 1-Gnomus" - uncredited)
 1995 Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery (TV Movie) (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1994 Bad Golf My Way (Video) (music: "Pictures at an Exhibition - Promenade 1: Gnomus" - uncredited)
 1994 Taz-Mania (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Driving Mr. Taz/Mean Bear/Boulder Museum (1994) ... (music: "Pictures at an Exhibition" - uncredited)
 1994 Natural Born Killers (writer: "A Night on Bare Mountain")
 1991-1994 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series) (music - 5 episodes)
- Eat My Cookies/Ren's Bitter Half (1994) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- Ren's Retirement (1994) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- The Great Outdoors/The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball (1993) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- Black Hole/Stimpy's Invention (1992) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- Space Madness/The Boy Who Cried Rat! (1991) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1994 Earthworm Jim (Video Game) (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1994 Tiny Toons Spring Break (TV Movie) (music: "Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade 1 - Gnomus" - uncredited)
 1993 Wittgenstein (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition")
 1993 Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure (Video Game) (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1992 Framed (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1990-1992 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (music - 13 episodes)
- Grandma's Dead (1992) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- The Return of Batduck (1992) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- Going Places (1991) ... (music: "Pictures at an Exhibition - Promenade 1 - Gnomus" - uncredited)
- Pledge Week (1991) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
- No Toon Is an Island (1991) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1992 Goof Troop (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Fool's Gold (1992) ... (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1992 Olivier, Olivier (music: "Boris Godounov" (extract) - as M. Moussorgski)
 1992 The Little Mermaid (Video) (writer: "Promenade - Gnomus", "A Night on Bald Mountain")
 1992 Sinbad (Video) (writer: "A Night on Bald Mountain")
 1992 Pinocchio (Video) (writer: "A Night on Bald Mountain")
 1991 In the Shadow of the Stars (Documentary) ("Excerpt: Khovanshchina")
 1991 Whore (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain")
 1991 Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever (writer: "Night On Bald Mountain" - as Mussorgsky)
 1990 Dr. M (writer: "The hut of Baba Yaga")
 1989 Weekend at Bernie's ("NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN")
 1988 Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes (music: "Una noche en la arida montaña" (Night on Bald Mountain))
 1987 WrestleMania III (TV Special) (writer: "Great Gates of Kiev")
 1986 Straight to Hell (writer: "Night On A Bare Mountain" - as Mussorgsky)
 1984 Spelunker (Video Game) (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition")
 1982 The Atomic Cafe (Documentary) (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition")
 1981 Six personnages en quête d'un chanteur (TV Movie) (writer: "Boris Godunov")
 1980 Stardust Memories (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" (1867) - as Mussorgsky)
 1977 Saturday Night Fever (writer: "Night On Disco Mountain")
 1977 Ripping Yarns (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Curse of the Claw (1977) ... (music: "Pictures at an Exhibition" - uncredited)
 1977 Jabberwocky (as M.Moussorgskij, "The Great Gate Of Kiev", "Night on a Bald Mountain")
 1976 El mundo de Gaudí (Documentary short) (writer: "Cadence & Cascade")
 1975 In Flight Service (music: "Pictures at an Exhibition" - uncredited) / (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition" - uncredited)
 1975 Rape Victims (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition" - uncredited)
 1973 Un Amleto di meno (writer: "Pictures at an Exihibition")
 1973 Pictures at an Exhibition (Documentary) (music: "Pictures At An Exhibition" - as Mussorgsky) / (writer: "Pictures At An Exhibition" - as Mussorgsky)
 1972 Tableaux d'une exposition (Short) (music: "Gnomus", "Il Vecchio Castello", "Tuileries" - as Modest Moussorgsky)
 1972/I Asylum (music: "A Night on Bald Mountain", "Pictures at an Exhibition" - uncredited)
 1971 Columbo (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Suitable for Framing (1971) ... ("Promenade")
 1971 Death in Venice (writer: "Wiegenlied" - uncredited)
 1970 Don Giovanni (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition")
 1968 Imaginary Paradise (writer: "A Night on Bald Mountain" - as Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, uncredited)
 1968 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- All My Loving (1968) ... (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition")
 1968 Nostra signora dei turchi (writer: "A Night on Bare Mountain", "Pictures at an Exhibition")
 1967 Viy (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain")
 1958-1966 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Young Performers - No. 7: Pictures at an Exhibition (1966) ... (music: "Pictures at an Exhibition" (piano version) (excerpts), "Pictures at an Exhibition" (orchestral version) (excerpt), "Pictures at an Exhibition" (excerpt) (orchestral version), "Pictures at an Exhibition" (piano version), "Pictures at an Exhibition" (piano version) (excerpt) - as Modeste Moussorgsky)
- What Does Music Mean? (1958) ... (music: "Pictures at an Exhibition" (excerpts))
 1953 Ukrainian Concert Hall (Documentary) (writer: "Boris Godunov")
 1951 The Idiot (music: "A Night on Bald Mountain" - uncredited)
 1947 Woman to Woman (writer: "Ballet Music")
 1944 The Battle of China (Documentary) (music: "Bidylo" - uncredited)
 1941 The Chocolate Soldier (music: "Song of the Flea" (1879) - uncredited)
 1940 Fantasia (writer: "A Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria" - as Modeste Moussorgsky)
 1940 Den blomstertid... (writer: "En natt på Blåkulla" - as Modest Musorgskij)
 1940 Pride and Prejudice (writer: "Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks" (pub. 1886) - uncredited)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain" (1867) - uncredited)
 1937 Ye ban ge sheng (writer: "Night on Bald Mountain")
 1933 Une nuit sur le mont chauve (Short) (music: "A Night on Bald Mountain")
 1933 Eskimo (music: "Night on Bald Mountain" (1867) - uncredited)
 1932 White Zombie (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition" (1874) - uncredited)
 1929 Dark Red Roses (music: "The Persian Dance")
 1913 The Last Days of Pompeii (writer: "Pictures at an Exhibition" - as Mussorgsky)
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Show Show Composer (3 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(1980s) TV commercial: Maxell audio cassettes (composition used: "A Night on [St. John's] Bare Mountain").

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Modeste Moussorgsky | Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky | Mussorgsky

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Famous for his musical masterpiece "Saint John's Night on a Bare Mountain", sometimes referred to as "Night on a Bare Mountain", or even more popularly as "Night on Bald Mountain". It was the inspiration for the final animated segment of Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940), in which the composition was followed immediately without a pause by Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria".

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