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Mussorgsky: Bilder Einer Ausstellung, Etc / Peter Rösel


Release Date: 06/25/2002 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 9464   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Peter Rösel
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here's an Eastern European production from the early 1970s that few Western collectors will have previously encountered. Among piano versions of Mussorgsky's great cycle, Peter Rösel's is a veritable sleeper. While he brings ample freedom and imaginative nuance to every movement, he never lapses into Pogorelich's willful dragging nor Kissin's overly cute reverse accents and self-conscious rubatos. To confirm my observation, do a three-way comparison among these pianists in Gnomus or the Old Castle. Rösel achieves shattering momentum in a heavy-gaited Bydlo, and contrastingly breezes through the Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells and the Market Place at Limoges with deft, supple fingerwork. If the short pieces that fill out the disc don't Read more match Mussorgsky's heights of inspiration in Pictures, Rösel's loving, committed performances nearly convince me otherwise. In sum, here's a distinctive Pictures to consider alongside the above-mentioned reference versions.

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Pictures at an Exhibition for Piano by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Peter Rösel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1971 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 29 Minutes 52 Secs. 
2. Scherzo for Piano in C sharp minor by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Peter Rösel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1971 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
3. Ein Kinderscherz by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Peter Rösel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859/1860; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1971 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4. A Tear by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Peter Rösel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1971 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
5. Intermezzo for Piano in B minor "in modo classico" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Peter Rösel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860-1861; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1971 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
6. Sorochintsy fair: Hopak by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Peter Rösel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1971 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Modest Mussorgsky
Composition written: Russia (1874 - 1880). 

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