On the Manuscript of the Final Chorus for Khovanshchina


This paper presents a research of Stravinsky’s manuscript of the Final Chorus for Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina in Diaghilev’s version. During almost the whole of the 20th century this manuscript was kept at the house of a conductor Grigory Furman in Leningrad. Only in 1994 it became a museum piece and never yet had been analyzed. In the first part of this paper the history of publication of the manuscript at the Publishing House of V. Bessel in 1914 is reconstructed on the basis of epistolary sources. The second (main) part presents a detailed source study of Stravinsky’s manuscript