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MUSSORGSKY: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION; STRAVINSKY: PETRUSHKA - MACKERRAS
MUSSORGSKY: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION; STRAVINSKY: PETRUSHKA - MACKERRAS

MUSSORGSKY: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION; STRAVINSKY: PETRUSHKA - MACKERRAS

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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition – Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)

Charles Mackerras
New Philharmonia & London Symphony

 

“Mackerras evokes atmosphere in every piece, with more consciously dramatic attack, more pointing of rhythm, more swagger in the playing. An admirable account with really brilliant and incisive playing-in Gnomus, for instance. The acoustic in general sounds very well and the performance is both imaginative and really well-played.”(Gramophone) (Petrushka) “qualities of confidence and finesse that mark out Mackerras’s work in the studio … he seems to have taken naturally to working at full intensity before the microphones” (Gramophone)

Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition [31:44]
[1] Promenade – Gnomus 3:42
[2] Promenade – Il Vecchio Castello 5:03
[3] Promenade – Tuileries – Bydlo 4:16
[4] Promenade – Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks – Two Jews 4:03
[5] Limoges Market – Catacombae – Con Mortuis 6:02
[6] Baba Yaga (Hut on Fowls’ Legs) 3:11
[7] The Great Gate of Kiev 5:23
[8] Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (Prelude) ‘Dawn over the Moscow River’ 5:22


Stravinsky: Petrushka [34:20]
[9] Part I: The Shrovetide Fair – The Crowds 5:13
[10] The Charlatan’s Booth – Russian Dance 4:40
[11] Part II: Petrushka’s Cell 4:11
[12] Part III: The Moor’s Room – Dance of the Ballerina –
The Ballerina and the Moor 6:49
[13] Part IV: The Shrovetide Fair (near evening) – Dance of the Wet Nurses
– Dance of the Peasant and the Bear – Dance of the Gypsy Girls 6:13
[14] Dance of the Coachmen and Grooms – The Masqueraders –
Petrushka’s Death 7:11