Working on the first opera in his father’s country estate Modest Mussorgsky sees poverty and sufferings of peasants, tyranny of landowners. The things he witnessed leave the deep trace in his soul and greatly influence the general tendency of his art.
His association with “The Mighty Five” group of composers, passionate speeches of musical critic Vladimir Stasov, meetings with artist Ilya Repin, work on operas “Boris Godunov” and “Khovanshchina” — all these episodes reveal the exceptional talent and strong personality of the composer, author of brilliant musical compositions.
The authors of the film were honored the Stalin’s Prize of the USSR.
The film was awarded the Premium for the best scenery design at the IY International Film Festival in Cannes, France (1951).
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