Musorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Musorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

by Michael Russ
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521386071

ISBN-13: 9780521386074

Pub. Date: 08/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This informative and wide-ranging guide places the original piano work in the context of Russian cultural life, considering in particular the work of the artist Victor Hartman, creator of the pictures that inspired Musorgsky's composition. A detailed synopsis takes the reader through each piece in turn, and subsequent chapters consider the musical language and

Overview

This informative and wide-ranging guide places the original piano work in the context of Russian cultural life, considering in particular the work of the artist Victor Hartman, creator of the pictures that inspired Musorgsky's composition. A detailed synopsis takes the reader through each piece in turn, and subsequent chapters consider the musical language and structure. Michael Russ also describes the fate of the work in the hands of editors and performers and closes by surveying the best of the orchestrations, particularly Ravel's.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521386074
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Pictures at an Exhibition and nineteenth-century music; 2. Musorgsky and Hartman; 3. Manuscript, publication and performance; 4. Looking at Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; 5. Synopsis; 6. The musical language of Pictures at an Exhibition; 7. Harmony, scales, tonality and voice-leading in Pictures at an Exhibition; 8. Orchestrations and transcriptions of Pictures at an Exhibition; Appendix: list of principal transcriptions and orchestrations; Notes; Select bibliography.

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