Songs and Dances of Death

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Songs and Dances of Death (Pesni i plyaski smerti). Cycle of 4 songs for v. and pf. by Mussorgsky, 1875–7, to poems by Golenischev-Gutuzov. Titles are: 1. Trepak, Death and the Peasant. 2. Cradle Song, the Child breathes gently. 3. Death the Serenader, Soft is the Night. 4. Field Marshal Death, War Rumbles. Orch. by Shostakovich, 1962.