Moussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition - Tomita (LP, Album). Pictures At An Exhibition (LP, Album). The most complex, deepest, grandioso electronic album ever. Nothing come closer technicalwise. Incredible taste and power, unparalelled character. HIGHEST recommendation!!! Avoid remasters! The early German is far the most precise and clean and informative sounding CD of all. Reply Notify me 3 Helpful.
Pictures at an Exhibition is a suite of ten pieces (plus a recurring, varied Promenade) composed for piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. The suite is Mussorgsky's most famous piano composition and has become a showpiece for virtuoso pianists. It has become further known through various orchestrations and arrangements produced by other musicians and composers, with Maurice Ravel's arrangement being by far the most recorded and performed.
Tomita's "Pictures at an Exhibition" sounds like something composed for four dimensions by chrome angels from the future, created from an alternate reality for some new plane of consciousness. Thirty years later, it's still relevant. This electronic realization magnifies the vision and emotions evoked in the original Mussorgsky piano compositions, interprets them with bolder imagery. He has another album just as accomplished in my estimation, Tomita: Firebird. For some reason, as unarguably good as it is, it's been out of circulation for years, and you'd have to pay with a vital organ to procure a copy. Its surreal spacial quality was bounded by a more recognizable earthbound deference to melody than "Pictures at an Exhibition. But the Tomita's rendition of "Night on Bald Mountain" had the best of all worlds. Clearly Mussorgsky's music lends itself easily to electronic interpretation.
Free download and listen Pictures At An Exhibition. Pictures At An Exhibition. Isao Tomita, Модест Петрович Мусоргский. Tracks count: 14. Views: 1. Модест Петрович Мусоргский, Isao Tomita - Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade 01:32. Модест Петрович Мусоргский, Isao Tomita - Pictures at an Exhibition: The Gnome 03:13. Модест Петрович Мусоргский, Isao Tomita - Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade 01:01.
He adds much of his own personality to the new arrangements so they are not straight technical knockoffs. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition takes on new meanings under Tomita's sensitive and sensible rendering. He is not re-inventing the wheel so all of the original drama and humor is there but the new hooks and riffs have moxy and their own senses of drama and humor. The ambient atmospheres and sci-fi textures give this version an outer space persona. It has become a stroll through an art gallery deep.
Pictures at an Exhibition (1975). Album by Isao Tomita.
|A4||The Old Castle||5:18|
|A9||Ballet Of The Chicks In Their Shells||1:05|
|B1||The Two Jews||3:04|
|B3||Cum Mortuis In Lingua Mortua||2:06|
|B4||Baba Yaga (Hut On Fowls' Legs)||3:50|
|B5||Great Gate Of Kiev||6:14|
- Artwork By [Cover Bas-relief] – Gene Szafran
- Composed By [Original] – Modest Mussorgsky
- Performer [Electronically Created By] – Isao Tomita*
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