Monday, December 15, 2008

Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition in a vibrant broadcast take, even virulent (in it's image-mongering!)

Georges Pretre showed the youngster conductors how it is DONE, on October 27, २००८

Modeste Mussorgsky
Pictures From An Exhibition (orchestration by Maurice Ravel)

Georges Prêtre, conductor
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Recorded at the Philharmonie Berlin on 27.10.08

No talking. just Head (-bangingly glorious playing here). Hartmann's drawings through Modeste's notes, Ravel's coloring and Pretre's searing control and release, thanks to the Deutsche Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin.

(Program that evening included
Johannes Brahms Symphony Nr. 3 F-dur op. 90)


Guillermo said...

Anonymous said...

There are Svetlanov, Temirkanov, Reiner or Fedoseyev sitting in the Olympus and now... Georges Pretre, voila! Indeed superb Mussorgsky and this is live performance after all. Thanks a lot and best regards!