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Mussorgsky: Russian Songs (orch. Markevitch); Pictures at an Exhibition; Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms / Galina Vishnevskaya, soprpano; Igor Markevitch

Audio Samples

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Russian Folksongs (5), for male chorus
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
>Stravinsky, Igor : Symphony of Psalms

Album Summary

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Russian Folksongs (5), for male chorus
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
>Stravinsky, Igor : Symphony of Psalms
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This release in Praga's Reminiscences series features SACD remasterings of stereo recordings made by the great Russian conductor Igor Markevitch. Recorded in 1953, Markevitch leads the Berlin Philharmonic in Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and from June 1960, Markevitch conducts Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms with the Russian State Academic Choir and Orchestra. The great soprano Galina Vishnevskaya was at her absolute peak in June 1962. She is heard here in Mussorgsky's six Russian Songs performed in arrangements penned by Markevitch himself.



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Works Details

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Russian Folksongs (5), for male chorus
  • Performer: Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Igor Markevitch
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
  • Notes: Moscow (06/05/1962-06/06/1962)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
  • Conductor: Igor Markevitch
  • Notes: Berlin (02/21/1953-02/25/1953)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922

>Stravinsky, Igor : Symphony of Psalms
  • Conductor: Igor Markevitch
  • Notes: Moscow (06/08/1960-06/09/1960)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930