MOUSSORGSKY / Reiner "Pictures At An Exhibition" - MOUSSORGSKY / Reiner   - "Pictures At An Exhibition" -  RCA .5 Audiophile 1983"Mussorgsky composed this music in June 1874. One of Mussorgsky's few unalienated friends was the St. Petersburg artist, architect and stage designer Viktor Hartmann (1834-1873), who lived even few...65.00

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"Mussorgsky composed this music in June 1874. One of Mussorgsky's few unalienated friends was the St. Petersburg artist, architect and stage designer Viktor Hartmann (1834-1873), who lived even fewer years than the composer's 42. Vladimir Stasov, librarian and critic, arranged a memorial retrospective of some 400 Hartmann drawings and watercolors. Deeply moved, Mussorgsky wrote a piano suite, one of the few works he actually completed, apart from a trove of songs. Rimsky-Korsakov edited it for publication in 1886, albeit less radically than his gutted versions of Boris Godunov, Khovanshchina, and A Night on Bare Mountain. By 1891, one Mikhail Tushmalov had already orchestrated seven of the ten Pictures. In the century since, there have been more than a dozen other versions, but none that challenge the finesse, subtlety, and cumulative impact of Maurice Ravel's (1875-1937), made for Sergey Koussevitzky, who led not only the world and American premieres (the latter with his Boston Symphony in 1926), but the first recording in 1930." - AMG. "The sound is among the most opulent I have ever heard....it is highly recommended." - ́Sensible Sound RCA Red Seal .5 Series Audiophile pressing. Teldec German Pressing 1/2 Speed Mastered from the original multi-track Master. Improved frequency response, lower distortion and higher levels The '.5' Series present the classic RCA Living Stereo Series in an up-to-date Audiophile sound. The record is Mint. The jacket is NM. This LP was purchased new and played once and then cleaned on a VPI machine. It was played a second time while recording to tape and then stored. NOTE! Purchase any 3 or more of my LP's together and get 10% off the order as well as savings on shipping! Just click on "More From This Seller" to see a full listing. Please Note! Shipping costs are for continental US ONLY. All others should request a shipping estimate before placing your order. 0114
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