posted by george September 06 2017
I will be giving a recital of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition at The Royal College of Music in London on the evening of 23rd October.
Mussorgsky is one of the 'Russian Five' and one of my favourite Russian composers. In 1874 an exhibition of paintings by one of Mussorgsky's great friends, Viktor Hartmann was held six months after his death. The music describes Mussorgsky's tour of the exhibition, with each of the ten numbers of the suite used to illustrate a work by Hartmann.
The performance is part of the Philharmonia Orchestra's Voices of Revolution: Russia 1917 series. Tickets for the concert are available here.