Pictures at an Exhibition

Label
Naxos
Running length
13 tracks
Running time
41:39

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    Track     Duration Listeners
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Scherzo in B flat major 3:02 13,731
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov - St. John's Night on Bald Mountain, “A Night on the Bare Mountain” (arr. N.… 11:14 2
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Khovanchina: Prelude 5:30 17,389
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition: Pro 1:39 17,087
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition: Lim 1:20 8,095
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition: Cat 1:39 44,920
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition: Wit 1:44 16,419
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition: The 3:16 7,290
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition: Gno 2:34 39,344
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition: Tui 1:04 13,244
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition: Bal 1:13 27,349
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition: Sam 2:15 40,305
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - The Capture of Kars (Solemn Ma 5:09 11,991

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Pictures at an Exhibition

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Pictures at an Exhibition (Russian: Картинки с выставки – Воспоминание о Викторе Гартмане, Kartinki s vystavki – Vospominaniye o Viktore Gartmane, “Pictures from an Exhibition – A Remembrance of Viktor Hartmann”) is a famous suite in ten movements composed for piano by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky in 1874.

The suite is Mussorgsky’s most famous 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: Arrangements and Interpretations, below, for further discussion), with Maurice Ravel’s arrangement being the most recorded and performed.


Composition history
It was probably in 1870 that Mussorgsky met artist and architect Viktor Hartmann. Both men were devoted to the cause of an intrinsically Russian art and quickly became friends. Their meeting was likely arranged by the influential critic Vladimir Stasov who followed both of their careers with interest.

Hartmann died from an aneurysm in 1873. The sudden loss of the artist, aged only 39, shook Mussorgsky along with others in Russia’s art world. Stasov helped organize an exhibition of over 400 Hartmann works in the Academy of Fine Arts in St Petersburg in February and March 1874. Mussorgsky lent works from his personal collection to the exhibit and viewed the show in person.

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