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The piano cycle Pictures at an Exhibition is perhaps the most widely known of Musorgsky's compositions, especially as orchestrated by Ravel. 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 which inspired Musorgsky's composition. A detailed synopsis takes the reader through each piece in turn, describing the forms, the external references, and drawing connections with Musorgsky's other musical works. Chapters on the music itself consider, for example, folk elements, key relations and motivic structures. Dr 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 that by Ravel. The book is illustrated with photographs of the existing pictures from Hartman's exhibition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521386074
ISBN-10: 0521386071
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 7mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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