Monthly Archives: January 2016

Pictures – Background and Perspective

In 1874 the Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky attended an exhibition of paintings by his friend Victor Hartmann, painter and architect (left), who had died the previous year. Mussorgsky immortalized the exhibition by composing a work based on some of the … Continue reading

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Pictures at an Exhibition

Another year -another theme for my blog. In 2016 we are going north to Russia, for composers such as Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and ‘The Mighty Five’, of whose compositions Moussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is one of the most celebrated … Continue reading

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