Модест Петрович Мусоргский
Модест Петрович Мусоргский (Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky) (March 21 [O.S. March 9], 1839 – March 28 [O.S. March 16], 1881), one of the Russian composers known as the Five, was an innovator of Russian music. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music.