Karajan, Berman: Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (APE)
Karajan, Berman: Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (APE)

Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Performer: Lazar Berman
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Decca
Size: 269 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – Promenade
02. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – Gnomus
03. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – Promenade
04. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – The Old Castle
05. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – Promenade
06. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – The Tuileries Gardens
07. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – Bydlo
08. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – Promenade
09. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – Ballet of the Chickens in Their Shells
10. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
11. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – The Market-place at Limoges
12. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – The Catacombs (Sepulchrum romanum)
13. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – Cum mortuis in lingua mortua
14. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba-Yaga)
15. Pictures at an Exhibition – Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel – The Great Gate of Kiev
16. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – Promenade. Allegro giusto, nel modo rustico, senza allegrezza, ma poco sostenuto – attacca
17. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – Gnomus.Sempre vivo
18. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – Promenade.Moderato commodo assai e con delicatezza – attacca
19. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – The Old Castle.Andantino molto cantabile e con dolore
20. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – Promenade.Moderato non tanto,pesamente – attacca
21. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – The Tuileries Gardens.Allegretto non troppo troppo,capriccioso
22. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – Bydlo.Sempre moderato,pesante
23. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – Promenade.Tranquillo – attacca
24. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – Ballet of the Chickens in Their Shells
25. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle.Andante.Grave-energico – Andantino
26. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – Promenade.Allegro giusto,nel modo russico, poco sostenuto – attacca
27. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – The Market-place at Limoges.Allegretto vivo,sempre scherzando – attacca
28. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – The Catacombs (Sepulchrum romanum).Largo – attacca
29. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – Con mortuis in lingua mortua.Andante non troppo,con lamento
30. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba-Yaga).Allegro con brio,feroce – Andante mosso – Allegro molto – attacca
31. Pictures at an Exhibition – for Piano – The Great Gate of Kiev.Allegro alla breve.Maestoso.Con grandezza

Pictures in original pianoforte and orchestral

A very nice presentation of the classic piece in the original piano version and the orchestral transcription, I liked the Berlins apparent use of an alto saxophone on The Old Castle rather than an English horn. I just like saxophone, double reeds are great of course.

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