Classic Library - Mussorgsky: Pictures, etc / Temirkanov

Album Summary

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Khovanschina
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Songs and dances of death
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Sergei Leiferkus' heartfelt Songs and Dances of Death is notable for its rich vocal tone and telling timbral variety. The baritone's distinctly different styles of declamation (gloomy in the Lullaby, stentorian in the Field Marshal Death) underline the music's contrasted moods. This makes for one of the high points of this release. The other is the recorded sound, which in Pictures at an Exhibition is quite arresting in its sheer amplitude. The spacious and reverberant acoustic, combined with the recording's wide dynamic range, makes the Great Gate of Kiev one of the loudest on disc. Of course, the Royal Philharmonic brass contributes much to this effect, as does Yuri Temirikanov, who milks the end for all its grandiose pageantry." -Classics Today



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Works Details

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Khovanschina :: Prelude
  • Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1872-1880

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Songs and dances of death
  • Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 23 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1962

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
  • Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 32 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922