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Posted on May 22, 2020

VSO podcast

VSO Encore Episode 8 seeks out where art and music collide in Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. The ten piece suite was originally composed for piano in dedication to Mussorgsky’s friend, Russian architect and painter Victor Hartmann. After passing away at an early age, over 400 paintings of Hartmann’s were displayed in remembrance at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg. It is here Mussorgsky drew his inspiration for Pictures at an Exhibition. His composition takes listeners throughout the exhibition with the recurring promenade and intermezzo, and ten individual pieces by Hartmann are musically illustrated in the movements. Learn more at their website vancouversymphony.org/podcast

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) Pictures at an Exhibition 
(Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel)
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Salvador Brotons, conducting
Skyview Concert Hall June 2019

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