For us it was interesting to go, to dive into this kind of work, to find sounds which we never use in classical repertoire. We come and tell the story as a piano quartet, as a chamber group, but forget about chamber music.
Creepy castles, crazy kiddies, cursed catacombs, cattle carts, chirping chicks and a chicken-legged hut – just what was Mussorgsky taking when he sat down to compose his best-known work?! He was certainly drinking like a fish. It’s 1874 and 35-year-old Modest Mussorgsky’s got nothing to be so modest about. He’s just written a super successful…Continue reading Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky – “Pictures at an Exhibition”. One of the most popular pieces in the pianist’s repertoir. And I believe, one of the most popular pieces for the listener. Wherever I play, – and I’ve been playing these “Pictures” for many years now – in any country of the world, people know this piece,…Continue reading Pictures at an Exhibition – Lecture & Performance (Vadim Monastyrski)