CLASSICAL OPUS no.22

Modest Mussorgsky: “Pictures at an Exhibition”

モデスト ムソルグスキー:「展覧会での絵」

 

TIME COMMITMENT: 34 minutes

This palatial, raw, multifarious composition essentially forms a catchy song cycle of a vaguely folksy resonance.  It is unmistakably Russian but remains original in its self-styled collection of pastoral themes.  Kissin in the original version may awe, but the Ravelian orchestration of the piece (here recorded from Japanese TV) is highly recommended.   Note the wake-up clarion used to replace the right-hand intro in “Promenade”.

 

MUSIC

 

 

INFO

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictures_at_an_Exhibition

 

A REFLECTION

Because it is so very clear,

It takes longer to come to the realization.

If you know at once candlelight is fire,

The meal has long been cooked.

 

“The Gateless Gate” (koan)

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