Few works are as expressively written as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. When you hear it, you imagine you’re actually strolling through a museum from one room to the next, admiring the paintings on exhibit. Perhaps you linger a little while longer by one to appreciate its details. Standing by another, you’re enthralled by the rich array of colours captured in just one painting.
Mussorgsky wrote the original piano suite to commemorate artist and friend Victor Hartmann. Geert van Keulen rearranged the piano work for the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble. You can hear the same piece at the festival in its original version, but tonight it’s the turn of Phion’s wind section. Listen to the colours of this magnificent work of art!