||MODEST MUSSORGSKY - PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION - SIMON RATTLE (Conductor) - BERLIN PHILHARMONIC - EMI 17582|
A very fine new recording of this Russian masterpiece, captured live on New Year's Eve 2007. This great russian masterwork orginally
written for piano to re-create in music the subjects of paintings by Victor Hartmann, a close friend of Mussorgsky, was later orchestrated
by Maurice Ravel in 1922. It has since become a favourite firework showpiece, displaying an orchestra's virtuosity, polish and dynamic range.