Gergiev: Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Songs and Dances of Death, Night on Bare Mountain (24/96 FLAC)
Gergiev: Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Songs and Dances of Death, Night on Bare Mountain (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Performer: Ferruccio Furlanetto
Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Mariinsky
Size: 1.42 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Pictures at an Exhibition (Orch. by Maurice Ravel):
01. I. Promenade
02. Pictures at an Exhibition: II. No. 1, The Gnome
03. Pictures at an Exhibition: III. Interlude, Promenade
04. Pictures at an Exhibition: IV. No. 2, The Old Castle
05. Pictures at an Exhibition: V. Interlude, Promenade
06. Pictures at an Exhibition: VI. No. 3, Tuileries
07. Pictures at an Exhibition: VII. No. 4, Cattle
08. Pictures at an Exhibition: VIII. Interlude, Promenade
09. Pictures at an Exhibition: IX. No. 5, The Ballet of Unhatched Chicks in their Shells
10. Pictures at an Exhibition: X. No. 6, Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle
11. Pictures at an Exhibition: XI. No. 7, The Market at Limoges
12. Pictures at an Exhibition: XII. No. 8, Catacombs (A Roman Tomb)
13. Pictures at an Exhibition: XIII. With the Dead, in a Dead Language
14. Pictures at an Exhibition : IX. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs
15. Pictures at an Exhibition : X. The Great Gate of Kiev

Songs and Dances of Death (Orch. by Dmitri Shostakovich):
16. I. Lullaby
17. II. Serenade
18. III. Trepak
19. IV. The Field Marshal

20. Night on Bare Mountain

Conductor Valery Gergiev, at his finest in the repertoire featured here, and the Mariinsky Orchestra, celebrate the 19th c. Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky with the release of two of his most cherished works, Pictures at an Exhibition and Night on Bare Mountain (in it’s original version) alongside the composer’s Songs and Dances of Death (sung by Ferruccio Furlanetto), a work left in a shambolic, unpublished state at the time of his death, but now recognized as one of his major artistic accomplishments.

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