Modest Mussorgsky, Robert Schumann, Benno Moiseiwitsch - Pictures at an Exhibition; Carnaval, Op. 9 (Vinyl, LP)
Label: MCA Records - MCA-1408 • Format: Vinyl LP, Stereo • Country: USA & Canada • Genre: Classical •
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Although Mussorgsky is known to have played Pictures of an Exhibition in recital, the work did not appear in print until , five years after the composer's death. It remained relatively little known until Ravel made a colorful orchestration of it in , and in this form it has enjoyed even greater popularity than the original.
Modest Mussorgsky’s memorial to his friend, the painter Viktor Hartmann, was a work ahead of its time. It’s fantastical – the paintings referred to include Ballet of the unhatched.
His musical education was erratic, he toiled as a civil servant and wrote music only part-time, influenced few if any of his contemporaries, died early from alcoholism, and left a small body of work. Yet Modest Mussorgsky was a towering figure in nineteenth century Russian music.
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky () was one of five Russian composers known as the 'Mighty Handful' for their nationalist tendencies. Life and Music Mussorgsky was one of music’s great originals. Everything he composed was conceived in terms of natural rhythms, melodies and harmonies of .
The pièce de résistance of Deutsche Grammophon’s Liszt th anniversary celebration is a CD box that brings together five great piano virtuosos of the past in a staggeringly display of virtuosity and “old-style” pianism – quite unlike anything else on offer in Liszt Year.
The pairing of the piano version of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition with Schumann's Fantasie, Op. 17, here is a little odd. The supplied notes by Roman Hinke point to an explanation involving the two works being less programmatic than they first seemed; Schumann discarded descriptive titles for his work, and Mussorgsky's little pieces, Hinke contends, are less closely tied to the.
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition. SCHUMANN Kinderszenen • Alexander Gavrylyuk (pn) • PIANO 63 () My hat is off to the young (b. ) Ukrainian-Australian pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk. Given all the piano versions of Pictures at an Exhibition I’ve heard, it is seldom, even in those that I review positively, that I encounter a pianist who opens up for me worthwhile new artistic.