School of music
Thinking Aloud
Mussorgsky: Talent and Troubles
An old cliche from the Romantic Era holds that an artist's inspiration is a two-edged sword: angels come with demons, genius clings to madness, talent entails trouble. Professor David Hart joins Thinking Aloud to explore the troubled world and pained perspective of the musical genius Modest Mussorgsky. What was the cost of his genius?—Original airdate: 9/3/2007

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