Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition

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An evening pause: Orchestration by Maurice Ravel. Performed in Carnegie Hall, New York, July 22, 2014 by the National Youth Orchestra of the U.S.A. This long for an evening pause, but it is worth listening to every note.

Hat tip Edward Thelen.



  • Ted

    What fine performance by these young people. I wonder who the conductor is? He was as much fun to watch as it was to listen to the music. He really loves those kids!

  • LocalFluff

    Since Bob recently spent a “night on the bare mountain” I want to post what I think Mussorgsky did the best. And why use an entire symphony orchestra when a single piano and a super talented individual can express the mad idea of the symphony even better:

  • diane wilson

    Looking forward to enjoying both performances. As a former cellist and pianist, I can’t take a position for or against either of them! Back in younger days I took on the piano version; it is definitely fun to play.

  • mivenho

    I believe the conductor’s name is David Robertson.

  • LocalFluff

    diane wilson
    You could play that stuff? It requires unreal coordination. Amazing.

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