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Musorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (Paperback)

Author:  Michael Russ
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0521386071
ISBN-13: 9780521386074
Sku: 30092142
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.25T
Pages:  120
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An informative and wide ranging guide which places Musorgsky''s original piano work in the context of Russian cultural life.
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This informative and wide-ranging guide places the original piano work in the context of Russian cultural life, considering in particular the work of the artist Victor Hartman, creator of the pictures that inspired Musorgsky's composition. A detailed synopsis takes the reader through each piece in turn, and subsequent chapters consider the musical language and structure. Michael Russ also describes the fate of the work in the hands of editors and performers and closes by surveying the best of the orchestrations, particularly Ravel's.The piano cycle Pictures at an Exhibition is perhaps the most widely known of Musorgsky's compositions, especially as orchestrated by Ravel. This informative and wide-ranging guide places the original piano work in the context of Russian cultural life, considering in particular the work of the artist Victor Hartman, creator of the pictures which inspired Musorgsky's composition.This informative and wide-ranging guide places the original piano work in the context of Russian cultural life, considering in particular the work of the artist Victor Hartman, creator of the pictures that inspired Musorgsky's composition. A detailed synopsis takes the reader through each piece in turn, and subsequent chapters consider the musical language and structure. Michael Russ also describes the fate of the work in the hands of editors and performers and closes by surveying the best of the orchestrations, particularly Ravel's.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0120
Product attributePublisher:   Cambridge University Press
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