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Pictures at an Exhibition

May 20th, 2011 by Brian Mcevoy on Brian Mcevoy's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I really enjoyed Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. I thought it was very expressive. I really enjoyed the sustained chords and melodies, just absolutely beautiful! This piece is very interesting because how it was crafted. Mussorgsky used paintings as inspiration for each piece. As a whole I feel that it is very unique. Each [...]

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Mussorgsky, Pictures at an exhibition

by Miles Labat on Miles Labat's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

What stood out the most in this piece, for me, was the contrast between the movements. While the “Promenade” started out with a very nationalistic theme with just horns, the “Il vecchio costello” opened with more symphonic traits. I like this piece and thinks that it definitely stands as a prime example of nationalism among [...]

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Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition

by Karolyn Byers on Karolyn Byers's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Pictures is written about a series of photos that Mussorgsky really admired by the artist Viktor Hartmann. The original version is written for piano, and while that is beautiful and moving in its own way, the Ravel orchestration is probably the most played. Several adaptations and editions for orchestra, brass quintet, organ, miscellaneous solo instruments, [...]

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