Descriptif : The catalyst for the piano cycle “Pictures at an Exhibition”, composed in 1874, was a memorial exhibition held that year for the artist and architect Viktor Hartmann. He was a friend of Mussorgsky who had died in 1873. '
It is not only Mussorgsky’s most important contribution to the piano repertoire, but through its relationship to Hartmann’s pictures and the translation of this idea into a composition, the cycle holds a unique place in 19th century piano repertoire.'
- Scholarly-critical Urtext edition based on all the sources'
- Detailed foreword (Ger/Eng) and suggestions on performance practice'
- Clear musical layout'
Christoph Flamm, '
an internationally renowned specialist of Russian music of the 19th and early 20th centuries, has edited this Urtext edition for Bärenreiter. He has re-evaluated the sources and in the process has discovered surprising variant readings of the well-known musical text. The edition will meet the demands of advanced piano students, teachers and pianists.