Monday, August 27, 2012

I'd expected the "Pictures" to be somewhat more magnificent

This inspired "The Great Gate at Kiev"?

Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" was inspired by ten drawings and watercolors done by a recently deceased friend named Victor Hartmann.   You may look over some of the surviving works here.   Strange that such great music was animated by such pedestrian artwork.

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