Royalty Free Classical Music: “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky

Royalty Free Classical Music

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Purchase Royalty Free Classical Music: “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky. Pieces such as “Promenade” and “The Great Gate of Kiev” are noble and heroic. Interludes 1-4 are sentimental making them perfect for photo slideshows and memorial videos. “Catacombs,” “Hut on Fowl’s Legs,” and “The Gnome” are great for Halloween videos. Mussorgsky’s brilliant use of musical colors in “Pictures at an Exhibition” make the music relevant even today.

About Modest Mussorgsky

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was a Russian composer, one of the group known as “The Five”. He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music.

Many of his works were inspired by Russian history, Russian folklore, and other nationalist themes. Such works include the opera Boris Godunov, the orchestral tone poem Night on Bald Mountain, and the piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition.

For many years Mussorgsky’s works were mainly known in versions revised or completed by other composers. Many of his most important compositions have latterly come into their own in their original forms, and some of the original scores are now also available.

Pictures at an Exhibition is a suite in ten movements (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 the most recorded and performed.