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concert Evgeny Kissin plays Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and incredible encores From the Roman Theatre of Orange in the south of France

From the Roman Theatre of Orange in the south of France

Evgeny Kissin plays Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and incredible encores From the Roman Theatre of Orange in the south of France

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Evgeny Kissin's astonishing July 2001 recital at the Roman Theatre of Orange in the south of France continues in this riveting second half, featuring Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (in its original—but perhaps less commonly heard—piano solo version) and a series of breathtaking encores—including Scriabin's powerful Étude Op. 8, No. 12, a favorite of Horowitz, and transcriptions by Balakirev, Rachmaninov, Liszt, and Grünfeld. The 2000-year-old Roman decor enhances the epic atmosphere of the concert by this once-in-a-generation virtuoso, which attracted over 4,000 people in spite of heavy rains just before the curtain call.

Watch the first half of this legendary recital, with Bach and Schumann on the program, here!

Cast

Program

  • Modest Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
    • Promenade (I)
    • I. Gnomus (The Gnome)
    • Promenade (II)
    • II. Il vecchio castello (The Old Castle)
    • Promenade (III)
    • IV. Bydlo (Cattle)
    • Promenade (IV)
    • V. Balet nevylupivshikhsya ptentsov (Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks)
    • VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
    • Promenade (V)
    • VII. Limoges. Le marché: La grande nouvelle (Limoges. The Market: The Great News)
    • VIII. Catacombae: Sepulcrum romanum (Catacombs: Roman Tomb)
    • VIII. Con mortuis in lingua mortua (With the Dead in a Dead Language)
    • IX. Izbushka na kuryikh nozhkakh (The Hut on the Fowl’s Legs): Baba Yaga
    • X. Bogatyrskiye vorota: V stolnom gorode vo Kiyeve (The Great Gate of Kiev)
  • Mikhail Glinka / Mily Balakirev , The Lark (Balakirev transcription)
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov / Sergei Rachmaninov, Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Johann Strauss II / Alfred Grünfeld, Soirée de Vienne, Op.56
  • Alexander Scriabin, Twelve Etudes, Op. 8
    • No. 12 in D-sharp minor – Patetico
  • Giuseppe Verdi / Franz Liszt, Rigoletto, Concert Paraphrase for Piano, S. 434

Details

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  • Venue: Orange Roman Theatre (Orange, France)
  • Production date: 2002
  • Recording date: July 9, 2001
  • Duration: 59 min
  • Production: © Allegro Films
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