Pictures at an Exhibition by : Modest Mussorgsky : Petra Weber-Bockholdt
In memory of the deceased illustrator and architect Vikto A. Hartmann (1834-1873); and exhibition of his watercolors and drawings was organized in 1874. Modest Mussorgsky; who had been Hartmann's friend; was inspired by his visit to this exhibition to compose the cycle “Pictures at an Exhibition” for piano solo; a milestone of piano literature. He wrote it in June 1874 in St. Petersburg and subtitled it “Memories of Viktor Hartmann”. The picturesque and evocative musical language; which lets the pictures come to life; has remained fascinating to the present day. The source of the Henle Urtext edition is the cleanly witten autograph. The layout of the musical text is based on Mussorgsky's notation.
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|Publisher||Henle Urtext Edition|
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width x Height||12.2 x 9.25 x 0.17 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.47 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL51480477|
| 1st Publication Date||11/2006|
Title: Mussorgskij: Pictures at an Exhibition