HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Eterna) Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures At An Exhibition/Night On Bald Mountain (Markevitch)

Igor Markevitch always had by this piece a very special affinity, having therefore an absolute domain of its whole significance; as a matter of fact, every time he conducted this hyper known work he added new, smart and significant details of expression, that enriched and ennobled still more the status of this composition. Markevitch directed this performance with dark poetry (The catacombs, and Baba Yaga), zealous and almost imperceptible accents carefully sculpted in the score.
This version to my mind must be included among the most pyramidal readings ever made. You will not find optimistic brightness, or radiant expressiveness, but a fervent Elegy in memory of Victor Hartman. So, please, take into account this memorable choice at the moment you demand a major and even most penetrating result.
Composer: Modest P. Mussorgsky
Orchestra:  Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Vinyl (1974)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Eterna
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 867 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory



  Bilder Einer Ausstellung
A1 Promenade – Gnomus – Promenade 5:05
A2 Das Alte Schloss – Promenade 4:05
A3 Tuileries 1:15
A4 Bydlo – Promenade 3:45
A5 Ballett Der Kuechlein In Ihren Eierschalen 1:20
A6 Samuel Goldenberg Und Schmuyle 2:40
B1 Der Marktplatz Von Limoges 1:20
B2 Catacombae (Sepulchrum Romanum) Con Mortuis In Lingua Mortua 3:55
B3 Die Huette Der Baba-Jaga 3:45
B4 Das Grosse Tor Von Kiew 5:30
B5 Eine Nacht Auf Dem Kahlen Berge 10:25

 Analyzed folder: /96k Mussorgsky – Pictures At An Exhibition – Markevitch
 DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
 DR15        -0.97 dB     -20.83 dB     A1 Promenade – Gnomus – Promenade.aif
 DR14        -4.13 dB     -24.16 dB     A2 Das Alte Schloss – Promenade.aif
 DR13        -7.76 dB     -30.06 dB     A3 Tuileries.aif
 DR13        -4.49 dB     -22.38 dB     A4 Bydlo – Promenade.aif
 DR12        -14.89 dB     -32.53 dB     A5 Ballett Der Kuechlein In Ihren Eierschalen.aif
 DR13        -4.57 dB     -21.49 dB     A6 Samuel Goldenberg Und Schmuyle.aif
 DR12        -3.94 dB     -20.31 dB     B1 Der Marktplatz Von Limoges.aif
 DR14        -3.32 dB     -24.30 dB     B2 Catacombae (Sepulchrum Romanum) Con Mortuis In Lingua Mortua.aif
 DR13        -3.26 dB     -20.18 dB     B3 Die Huette Der Baba-Jaga.aif
 DR13        -1.44 dB     -18.11 dB     B4 Das Grosse Tor Von Kiew.aif
 DR14        -1.52 dB     -21.13 dB     B5 Eine Nacht Auf Dem Kahlen Berge.aif
 Number of files:    11
 Official DR value:    DR13



  • Composed By – Modest P. Mussorgsky
  • Conductor – Igor Markevitch
  • Orchestra –  Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
  • Design – Norbert Pohl
  • Orchestrated By – Maurice Ravel (A1 to B4), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (B5)
  • Producer – Bernd Runge
  • Recorded By – Claus Strüben
  • Sleeve Notes – Wolfgang Börner

Ripping Info


  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Super light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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8 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Eterna) Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures At An Exhibition/Night On Bald Mountain (Markevitch)

  1. Wow, this is a great one, a treasure! Released by Eterna, a label of the former German Democratic Republic, well known for it’s top-notch audio engineering and high fidelity releases. Thank you very very much!

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