New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner (conductor)
Originally written as a set of piano pieces, Mussorgsky's splendid Pictures at an Exhibition translates the artistry of the composer's friend Victor Hartmann into unforgettable music. Peter Breiner's new orchestration creates a showpiece for our times, achieving contemporary sounds through unusual instrumental combinations, right up to a spectacular Great Gate of Kiev performed by 104 musicians. Mussorgsky's remarkable song cycles contrast encounters with death against the often uneasy world of children in The Nursery.
Mussorgsky (arr. Breiner) Pictures at an Exhibition, Pesni i plyaski smerti 'Songs and Dances of Death', Detskaya 'The Nursery'
Running Time: 1 hr 18 min
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
No. of discs: 1 (Blu-ray Audio)
Also available on CD (8573016)
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