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PAUL LEWIS

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION FANTASIE
Releasedatum: 5-01-2015
Herkomst: NL
Item-nr: 3344405
EAN: 3149020209622
Levertijd: 3 a 5 werkdagen

Recensie


Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Mussorgsky:
Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)
Schumann:
Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
Paul Lewis (piano)

In 1870, the architect, sculptor and painter Viktor Hartmann (born in 1834) was invited by Vladimir Stasov, the most influential Russian art critic of his time, to join the ‘Group of Five’, a St Petersburg-based circle of composers that, in addition to Mussorgsky, included Borodin, Balakirev, Cui, and Rimsky-Korsakov. The members of this ‘Mighty Handful’ had set themselves the spiritual task of establishing a national Russian music free of western influences. Just three years later, in August 1873, Hartmann died of an aneurysm; he was not yet 40. ‘What misfortune! O greatly suffering Russian art!’ wrote the deeply affected Mussorgsky, lamenting the loss of his friend. Along with Stasov, he championed the cause of a memorial exhibition in honour of his intellectual fellow-spirit. Stimulated by this much-admired retrospective, in the spring of 1874, which presented some 400 pictures from different phases of the artist’s creative career, Mussorgsky decided to erect a musical monument to the dead man as well. He threw himself feverishly into the work. When the piano cycle was completed on 22 June 1874, the manuscript bore the inscription: ‘Dedicated to Vladimir Vasilievich Stasov. Pictures at an Exhibition. In Memory of Viktor Hartmann.’ Mussorgsky created here something subtler and more ambivalent than Hartmann’s paintings might suggest. Alongside the dazzling virtuosity they call for, Paul Lewis’s unexpected coupling reveals the purely musical qualities of these two 19th-century masterpieces.
Recensent : Redactie
Datum : 22-01-2015
verschenen in Platomania : 314

Tracks

    Disc 1
  1. Promenade -1. Der Gnom
  2. Promenade - 2. Das Alte Schloss
  3. Promenade - 3. Die Tuilerien
  4. 4. Bydlo
  5. Promenade - 5. Ballett Der Unausgeschlüpften Küken
  6. 6. Samuel Goldenberg Und Schmüyle
  7. Promenade - 7. Der Marktplatz Von Limoges
  8. 8. Die Katakomben
  9. Mit Den Toten In Einer Toten Sprache - 9. Die Hütte Auf Hühnerfüßen (Baba-Jaga)
  10. 10. Das Heldentor In Der Alten Hauptstadt Kiew
  11. 1. Durchaus Phantastisch Und Leidenschaftlich Vorzutragen
  12. 2. Mäßig - Durchaus Energisch
  13. 3. Langsam Getragen - Durchweg Leise Zu Halten

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