Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition; Songs And Dances Of Death; The Nursery / Breiner [blu-ray Audio]
Also available on standard CD
Originally written as a set of piano pieces, Mussorgsky’s splendid Pictures at an Exhibition translate the artistry of the composer’s friend Victor Hartmann into unforgettable music. Mussorgsky’s remarkable song cycles contrast encounters with death against the often uneasy world of children in The Nursery. Peter Breiner’s new orchestrations create a Pictures at an Exhibition for our times, achieving contemporary sounds through unusual instrumental combinations, right up to a spectacular Great Gate of Kiev performed by 104 musicians.
Catalog Number: NBD0036
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor: Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra