Concert Performances

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

The Orchestra Now (TŌN), conducted by Leonard Slatkin, performs Slatkin’s arrangement of Ravel‘s orchestration of Mussorgsky‘s Pictures at an Exhibition in a livestreamed concert from the Fisher Center at Bard on September 18, 2021.

0:19 Introduction: Promenade
1:55 The Gnome
4:34 Promenade
5:28 The Old Castle
9:25 Promenade
9:53 Tuileries
10:59 Bydło (Polish Ox-Cart)
13:48 Promenade
14:30 Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
15:55 Two Polish Jews (Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle)
18:25 Promenade
20:00 Limoges—The Market
21:29 Catacombs
23:15 With the Dead in a Dead Language
25:04 Baba-Yaga—The Hut on Hen’s Legs
28:30 The Great Gate of Kiev

Modest Mussorgsky
Born: 3/21/1839 in Toropets, Russia
Died: 3/28/1881 at age 42 in St. Petersburg

Written: For piano in 1874, at age 35, inspired by images by Viktor Hartmann
Orchestrated: by Ravel in 1922
Arranged: by Slatkin in 2007
Ravel’s Orchestration Premiered: 10/19/1922 at the Paris Opera; Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Slatkin’s Arrangement Premiered: 8/2/2008 at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre in Rochester Hills, MI; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Slatkin, conductor

Concert notes by TŌN flutist Rebecca Tutunick.