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concert NEW VOD: Khatia Buniatishvili performs Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition International Center of Culture and Arts, Kiev

International Center of Culture and Arts, Kiev

NEW VOD: Khatia Buniatishvili performs Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition International Center of Culture and Arts, Kiev

About

The sudden death of artist Viktor Hartmann in 1873, aged just 39, threw his good friend Modest Mussorgsky into despair. When the renowned composer attended an exhibition of the late Hartmann’s works in Saint Petersburg, he felt inspired to capture the experience in music—and in three weeks, he had composed Pictures at an Exhibition, one of the best-known examples of program music ever written. It comprises ten movements based on ten of Hartmann’s paintings, as well as a stately and widely known “Promenade” theme that recurs throughout.

Georgian powerhouse pianist Khatia Buniatishvili performed the full suite in this 2015 gem from the International Center of Culture and Arts in Kiev (the city for which the work’s tenth and final movement is named!). Alongside discussions of art and culture with Ukrainian artist Sasha Korban and Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko, Buniatishvili fully and ably renders the poetry and virtuosity of Mussorgsky’s evocative masterpiece.

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)
    • III. Tuileries: Dispute d'enfants après jeux (Children's Quarrel After Games)
    • 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)

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Ernestine Böttcher
  • Venue: International Center of Culture and Arts (October Palace) (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Production date: 2016
  • Production: © BFMI
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