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MUSSORGSKY
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
STRAVINSKY
THREE DANCES FROM PETROUCHKA

Transcibed and Performed by
JEAN GUILLOU, ORGAN
Recorded at the Great Kleuker-Steinmeyer organ
of the Tonhalle, Zürich

DOR-90117 Cover - 19942 Bytes In composing these musical Pictures, Mussorgsky not only acheived a true synesthetic phenomenon, but also created a completely original sonic architecture, unprecedented and quite independant of any previous mode of musical expression.   This uniqueness stems primarily from the motifs used to represent the Pictures which, like the various models that serve as a painter's subjects, are incongruously dissimilar and remain perpetually estranged from one another by virtue of their diversity, yet are linked by the artist's stylistic language.   Also in response to the logical necessity to unify the work as a whole, Mussorgsky created a series of interludes entitled "Promenades", the theme of which pervades the entirety of the compositions.
- Jean Guillou - Translated by Lucien Gerber

MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881)
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
(Transcribed for Organ by Jean Guillou)
[1] Promenade
[2] Gnomus
[3] Promenade
[4] Il Vecchio Castello (The Ancient Castle)
[5] Promenade
[6] Tuileries (Argument Among the Children)
[7] Bydlo (A Polish Oxcart)
[8] Promenade
[9] Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells
[10] Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
[11] Promenade
[12] The Market Place at Limoges
[13] Catacombae. Sepulcrum Romanum
        (Catacombs - Roman Sepulchre);
        Cum moruis in lingua mortua
        (Among the Dead in a Dead Language)
[14] Baba Yaga, The Hut on Fowl's Legs
[15] The Great Gate at Kiev

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)
THREE DANCES FROM PETROUCHKA
(Transcribed for Organ by Jean Guillou)
[16] Danse Russe
[17] Chez Petrouchka
[18] La Semaine Grasse (Shrovetide Week)



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