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Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition; Songs And Dances Of Death; The Nursery / Breiner [blu-ray Audio]

Mussorgsky / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 36   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Originally written as a set of piano pieces, Mussorgsky’s splendid Pictures at an Exhibition translate the artistry of the composer’s friend Victor Hartmann into unforgettable music. Mussorgsky’s remarkable song cycles contrast encounters with death against the often uneasy world of children in The Nursery. Peter Breiner’s new orchestrations create a Pictures at an Exhibition for our times, achieving contemporary sounds through unusual instrumental combinations, right up to a spectacular Great Gate of Kiev performed by 104
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Works on This Recording

1. The nursery by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1872; Russia 
2. Songs and dances of death by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1877; Russia 
3. Pictures at an Exhibition (arrangements and orchestrations other than Ravel's) by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 

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