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Mussorgsky, Pictures at an exhibition

May 2nd, 2011 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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Pictures at an Exhibition

by Samantha Chestney on Samantha Chestney's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

This piece has definitely not been neglected. I’m sure most everyone has heard it, at least the Promenade, by the time they finished elementary school, and now, during my freshman year, I have heard the trumpet majors playing it in practice rooms many many times.
Though it is performed so much, it is still a great [...]

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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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