Pictures at an Exhibition. A New Way of Thinking Music


January 7, 2023 (Saturday) - 11:00 a.m

M. Mussorgsky is the Russian musician who most departed from the traditional way of thinking and writing music. The composer chose other paths of writing that got away from the elaboration and development of themes (which constituted the compositional model followed by musicians of the great German tradition). Pictures at an Exhibition is a paradigmatic example of this. What leads the way of the music are only suggestions, impressions, atmospheres; rather than the technical and coherent elaboration of given musical materials.


Nikolái Médtner (1880-1951)
6 Fairy Tales, Op. 51

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition




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