Pictures at an Exhibition

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Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vystavki). Pf. comp. by Mussorgsky, 1874, being mus. representation of 10 pictures at a memorial exhibition for Russ. artist Victor Hartmann, who died in 1873, with a ‘promenade’ as linking passage. Orch. versions by Ravel, Henry Wood, Stokowski, Ashkenazy, Elgar Howarth (brass and perc.), and others. The titles of the pieces are: The Gnome, The Old Castle, Tuileries, Bydlo (Polish for cattle), Unhatched chickens, Samuel Goldenberg and Shmuyle, Market-place at Limoges, Catacombs, Baba-yaga (The Hut on Fowl's Legs), The Great Gate of Kiev.