MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel Orchestration)
  • Classical music composed by Maurice Ravel Friends, Please check out this beautiful book of poetry: - It comes in four different covers - Hope you enjoy it :) Promenade Pictures at an Exhibition (Russian: Картинки с выставки -- Воспоминание о Викторе Гартмане, Kartínki s výstavki -- Vospominániye o Víktore Gártmane, Pictures from an Exhibition -- a Remembrance of Viktor Hartmann) is a famous suite of ten piano pieces composed by Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. It is generally acknowledged to be Mussorgsky's greatest solo piano composition, and has become a showpiece for virtuoso pianists. It has also become known through various orchestrations and arrangements produced by other musicians and composers (see: Versions by other hands, below, for further discussion), with Ravel's arrangement being the most recorded and performed. The version by Maurice Ravel (also produced in 1922, to a commission by Serge Koussevitzky) is a virtuoso effort by a master colourist, and has proved the most popular in the concert hall and on record. Ravel does, however, omit the Promenade between "Samuel" Goldenberg und "Schmuÿle" and Limoges. (We appreciate Wikipaedia's contributions in the descriptions here)

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