World Premiere Mussorgsky - From the Original ManuscriptsMODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition, Songs and Dances of Death.
Catalogue Number: 11Q039
Label: Berlin Classics
Description: Pianist Hoteev provides photos and notes on 16 of the most noticeable variants between the original manuscript and later editions in Pictures and 15 more in Songs (although he claims that each song has more than 60!). Quite broad tempi make for an unusual, 42-minute listening experience of Pictures; one gets the feeling of having heard it for the first time. German, English texts. Elena Pankratova (soprano), Andrei Hoteev (piano).