Masur, Kurt

Bilder einer Ausstellung

CD
4 Sep 2015

Barcode: 0825646088201

Other participants: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Sonorous portraits in sound: An exhibition in memory of his late friend, the painter Victor Hartmann, inspired Mussorgsky to create his piano cycle Pictures at an Exhibition. In five Promenades he guides the listener from one picture to the next, from the grotesquely disjointed “Gnomus” to a featherweight ballet of unhatched chicks, an afternoon in the Tuileries, the sinister witch’s hut on fowl’s legs and the majestic tones of the Great Gate of Kiev. Orchestral arrangements have made the work world-famous: the world of Mussorgsky’s fertile imagination is depicted in all its scintillating colours and is transmuted into an intense listening experience.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : Promenade I  - Kurt Masur 
02 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : 1. Gnomus  - Kurt Masur 
03 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : Promenade II  - Kurt Masur 
04 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : 2. The Old Castle  - Kurt Masur 
05 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : Promenade III  - Kurt Masur 
06 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : 3. Tuileries  - Kurt Masur 
07 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : 4. Bydlo  - Kurt Masur 
08 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : Promenade IV  - Kurt Masur 
09 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : 5. Ballet of the Unhatched Chickens  - Kurt Masur 
10 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : 6. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle  - Kurt Masur 
11 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : Promenade V  - Kurt Masur 
12 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : 7. The Market Square  - Kurt Masur 
13 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : 8. Catacombae . Sepulchrum romanum  - Kurt Masur 
14 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : Cum mortuis in lingua mortua  - Kurt Masur 
15 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : 9. The Hut on Hen's Legs  - Kurt Masur 
16 Mussorgsky/Gortchakov : Pictures at an Exhibition : 10. The Great Gate of Kiev  - Kurt Masur 
17 Prokofiev : Symphony No.1 in D major : I Allegro  - Kurt Masur 
18 Prokofiev : Symphony No.1 in D major : II Larghetto  - Kurt Masur 
19 Prokofiev : Symphony No.1 in D major : III Gavotte - Non troppo Allegro  - Kurt Masur 
20 Prokofiev : Symphony No.1 in D major : IV Finale : Molto vivace  - Kurt Masur 


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