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Musorgsky : Pictures at an Exhibition - Michael Russ


Pictures at an Exhibition

Paperback Published: 16th November 1992
ISBN: 9780521386074
Number Of Pages: 120

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This informative and wide-ranging guide places the original piano work in the context of Russian cultural life, considering in particular the work of the artist Victor Hartman, creator of the pictures that inspired Musorgsky's composition. A detailed synopsis takes the reader through each piece in turn, and subsequent chapters consider the musical language and structure. Michael Russ also describes the fate of the work in the hands of editors and performers and closes by surveying the best of the orchestrations, particularly Ravel's.

List of illustrations
Pictures at an Exhibition and nineteenth-century music
Musorgsky and Hartman
Manuscript, publication and performance
Looking at Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
The musical language of Pictures at an Exhibition
Harmony, scales, tonality and voice-leading in Pictures at an Exhibition
Orchestrations and transcriptions of Pictures at an Exhibition
Appendix: list of principal transcriptions and orchestrations
Select bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521386074
ISBN-10: 0521386071
Series: Cambridge Music Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 16th November 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.57 x 13.77  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.17

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