Ninth part of English version of “Pictures at an exhibition”

Central dramatic point of Mussorgsky’s masterpiece. “Catacombs”. Where Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky using his music as a “time machine” and the tool of sending most dramatic intimate and subconscious emotions in the ocean of time-space. Using very original, unusual for his time innovative technique of psychedelic improvisation which will come to our planet only a century…

Seventh part of English version of “Pictures at an exhibition”

Psychologic look at social conflict through the prism of “eternal dialog” between rich and poor. In case of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures” – two Jews. Rich and poor. After this “pictures” comes back Modest Petrovich himslf in his full autopotrait – “Promenade”. Almost as in the beginning but more and more confident and decisive. Enjoy. AG

Fifth part of English version of “Pictures at an exhibition”. “Bydlo”

Where Modest Petrovich gives metaphisical picutere of humanity carrying the burden of life. Rising above personal experience and narrow artistic look he shows us in this music the “whole Mother Russia”, somber, heavy, drunk and dark, doomed to carry the hard and cruel path of its historic destiny. But Mussorgsky rises even higher than that…

AG UCM Mussorgsky “Pictures at an exhibition” part I. In English

Dear fellow musicians. Please watch carefully and change your mindset towards “interpretation”. We can interpret differently only cerain composer’s mesagges and statements, pictures and and emotional states. But ONLY when we know exactly, precisely what every tone tells to us. Which particular information it carries. One have carefully decipher this information. Study, study and study….

AG UCM Mussorgsky “Pictures at an exhibition” part I. In English.

Aware people and aware music making. We are entering into a new era of aware musicians. One has to prove he fully understands music in a new form of a very high level “philosophical performance” consisting from all “components” of the “music content” – philosophy, literature, poetry, music analyses, history of peoples, history of culture,…

TV Show: Mussorgsky

Первая проба. Доработка, необходимая для снятия языкового барьера с наших сериалов, оказалась технически возможной. Диме удалось убедительно и органично вмонтировать английский язык в русскоязычные музыкально-философские путешествия в сознании композиторов. Теперь можно будет сделать весь сериал о Мусоргском начисто-набело и отчуждение, которое неизбежно возникает от иностранного языка, исчезнет для миллионов людей, владеющих английским. Это прекрасная вдохновляющая…

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Promenade [00:00] In this first piece Mussorgsky makes his presence known through this motivic musical self-portrait: this main theme and its motives are at once wonderful, ironic, sad and at the same time funny, bitter and at the same time sweet. The whole work is devoted to portraying his “physiognomy,” with this title theme outlining the…