Mon March 10, 2014
Pictures at an Exhibition: The Evolution of a Masterpiece
A work originally written for piano has become a staple of the orchestral repertoire. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the most well-known version combines the mastery of two composers from different generations - one Russian, and one French.
On Sunday afternoon, March 16th at 1 pm, WRTI's broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert features Russian conductor Tugan Sokhiev leading a performance of Pictures at an Exhibition, composed for piano by Modest Mussorgsky in 1874, and orchestrated by French composer Maurice Ravel nearly half a century later, in 1922. Tune in for the performance and an interview with Tugan Sokhiev at intermission.