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Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition, Etc / Reiner, Chicago


Release Date: 03/15/1994 
Label:  Rca Victor Living Stereo Catalog #: 61958   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Modest MussorgskyPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyAlexander BorodinDmitri Kabalevsky,   ... 
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in D major, Op. 43: Marche miniature by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/14/1959 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
Night on the Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/14/1959 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 10 Minutes 14 Secs. 
3.
Prince Igor: Polovtsian March by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/14/1959 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4.
Marche slave, Op. 31 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/14/1959 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 10 Minutes 29 Secs. 
5.
Colas Breugnon, Op. 24: Overture by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938/1969; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/14/1959 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1842; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/14/1959 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
7.
Pictures at an Exhibition for Orchestra (orchestrated by Ravel) by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1874/1922; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/07/1957 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 33 Minutes 5 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Promenade
The Gnome
Promenade
The Old Castle
Promenade
Tuileries
Bydlo
Promenade
Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
Limoges - The Masrket
Catacombae (sepulchrum romanum)
Con mortuis in lingua mortua
The Hut on Fowl's Legs
The Great Gate at Kiev
Marche miniature (from Suite No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 43)
A Night on Bald Mountain
Prince Igor: Polovtsian March
Marche Slave
Overture
Overture

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
  Another Winner For Fritz Reiner. August 31, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "RCA Victor Living Stereo has done it again! This disc is a true classic. It is a fine overview of great Russian music from earliest classical period up to the 20th century. Russian music has always been up there with the most exciting, most passionate, most sensuous ever written. This disc is an outstanding example of that fact. Modest Mussorgsky's two great works, Pictures at an Exhibition and Night on Bald Mountain, are fine examples of fiery music which can't fail to move you. The Overture from Glinka's Russlan and Ludmilla and Kabalevsky's Coles Breugnon Overture add to the passion and excitement as do all of the selections on this outstanding disc. Not to be overlooked by any means is the fantastic job the Fritz Reiner and the CSO do in presenting this music. Reiner is far and away my pick as the most outstanding maestro of the 20th century, and he sculpted the Chicago Symphony into one of the greatest orchestras ever. They are at the peak of their artistry in this recording. Reiner had a rare gift for this Russian music, and it is truly evident in his work here. I would be remiss if I did not mention the quality of the sound on this magnificent recording. The whole series of Living Stereo discs is remarkable for its sound, and this one will certainly not disappoint. It is a sonic treat. Finally, the liner notes leave nothing to be desired. They offer an insight to Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition of which I was entirely unaware. All in all, this CD is a treat at any price, and at the bargain that it is, I can only recommend highly that you scoop it up while it is still available." Report Abuse
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