Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition


Pictures at an Exhibition by Russian composer Mussorgsky


"Pictures from an Exhibition" – A Remembrance of Viktor Hartmann  is a suite in 10 movements composed for piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. It is considered his best and most famous piano composition.  It is known for its various orchestrations and arrangements by other composers, the most famous of which is Maurice Ravel's most performed and recorded arrangement.


Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade (part 1)




Valery Gergiev with The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra play "Pictures at an Exhibition" Promenade (part 1) by Modest Mussorgsky.

The 10 Movements of Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky

  • Promenade
  • No. 1 "Gnomus"
  • [Untitled] (Interlude, Promenade theme)
  • No. 2 "Il vecchio castello"
  • [Untitled] (Interlude, Promenade theme)
  • No. 3 "Tuileries" (Dispute d'enfants après jeux)
  • No. 4 "Bydło"
  • [Untitled] (Interlude, Promenade theme)
  • No. 5 "Балетъ невылупившихся птенцовъ" [Balet nevylupivshikhsya ptentsov]
  • No. 6 "Samuel" Goldenberg und "Schmuÿle"
  • Promenade
  • No. 7 "Limoges", le marché (La grande nouvelle)
  • No. 8 "Catacombæ" (Sepulcrum romanum) and "Cum mortuis in lingua mortua"
  • No. 9 "Избушка на курьихъ ножкахъ" (Баба-Яга) [Izbushka na kuryikh nozhkakh (Baba-Yagá)]
  • No. 10 "Богатырскія ворота" (Въ стольномъ городѣ Кіевѣ) [Bogatyrskiye vorota (V stolnom gorode Kiyeve)]


Video Credit:

Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade Part 1)  by Listener077, Accessed Oct 29, 2011

Information and Resources:

  • Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition ClassicalNotes.net, Accessed October 29, 2011
  • Pictures at an Exhibition - Wikipedia.org, Accessed,  October 29, 2011.


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