Musorgsky : Pictures at an Exhibition (Paperback)

Author: Russ, Michael

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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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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521386074
SKU 30092142
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521386071
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.25T
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Editors Note 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.
Editors Note 1 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.
Editors Note 2 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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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0120
Publisher Cambridge University Press

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