Mussorgsky´s Pictures at an Exhibition
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
This suite of ten pieces was originally composed for the piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874, as a homage to his friend Viktor Hartmann, the architect and painter.
The suite is Mussorgsky’s most famous piano composition and has become a showpiece for virtuoso pianists. It has become further known through various orchestrations and arrangements produced by other musicians and composers, with Maurice Ravel’s orchestration being the most recorded and performed.
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor
Recorded for GSOplay 8 Februari 2017