Talk:The Marriage (Mussorgsky, Modest)

I've moved Ippolitov-Ivanov's 'completion' to a separate page in that composer's category, on the basis that three out of its four acts were written by him, and the first act was an orchestration and adaptation of Mussorgsky's vocal score for Act I. Grove also lists Ippolitov-Ivanov's opera "The Marriage" as an independent work from Mussorgsky's, and its article on Mussorgsky's "The Marriage" makes no reference to Ippolitov-Ivanov's later adaptation. This clearly differentiates it from Rimsky-Korsakov's completion of Boris Godunov, for example.

So after careful consideration it seems more expedient to classify Ippolitov-Ivanov's work as an orchestration of Mussorgsky's one-act score (with a great deal of original material added), and a cross-reference to this effect has been added under "Arrangements and Transcriptions". It should be noted that there have been other orchestrations by Rimsky-Korsakov, Gauk, d'Harcourt, Duhamel, Tcherepnin, Rozhdestvensky, and Nagovitsyn... — P.davydov 15:22, 1 March 2009 (EST)