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Pictures at an Exhibition (Piano Concerto Version) and Pictures from the Crimea

Geoffrey Simon

Pictures at an Exhibition (Piano Concerto Version) and Pictures from the Crimea

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212209523
Catnr: SIGCD 2095
Release date: 07 February 2020
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212209523
Catalogue number
SIGCD 2095
Release date
07 February 2020
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About the album

Recordings of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and his Pictures from the Crimea.

Artist(s)

Geoffrey Simon (conductor)

Australian conductor Geoffrey Simon is resident in London and has appeared there with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players and English Chamber Orchestra. Internationally, he has appeared with the Adelaide, Atlanta, Bournemouth, Canberra, City of Birmingham, Fort Worth, Melbourne, Milwaukee, Queensland, Sapporo, Shanghai, St Louis, Sydney, Tasmanian, Vermont and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, the Israel, Moscow, Munich and New Japan Philharmonic Orchestras, the American Symphony, the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony and the Australian Opera. His music directorships have included the Albany Symphony Orchestra (New York), the Australian Sinfonia (London), the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (Indiana), the Orquestra Simfònica de Balears “Ciutat de Palma” (Majorca) and the...
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Australian conductor Geoffrey Simon is resident in London and has appeared there with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players and English Chamber Orchestra.
Internationally, he has appeared with the Adelaide, Atlanta, Bournemouth, Canberra, City of Birmingham, Fort Worth, Melbourne, Milwaukee, Queensland, Sapporo, Shanghai, St Louis, Sydney, Tasmanian, Vermont and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, the Israel, Moscow, Munich and New Japan Philharmonic Orchestras, the American Symphony, the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony and the Australian Opera.
His music directorships have included the Albany Symphony Orchestra (New York), the Australian Sinfonia (London), the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (Indiana), the Orquestra Simfònica de Balears “Ciutat de Palma” (Majorca) and the Sacramento Symphony (California). With the Palma Orchestra he conducted Paul Patterson’s Te Deum for the King and Queen of Spain, and with the Sacramento Symphony he created the World View series of concerts, attracting audiences from twenty non-European cultures.
Geoffrey Simon is Music Director Emeritus of the Northwest Mahler Orchestra in Seattle, with which he has conducted the Mahler symphonic cycle and Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony. He has served as a jury member for Young Concert Artists, PianoTexas, Australian Cello Awards and Royal Over-Seas League.
Geoffrey Simon was a student of Herbert von Karajan, Rudolf Kempe, Hans Swarowsky and Igor Markevich, and a major prize-winner at the first John Player International Conductors’ Award. He has made forty six recordings for a number of labels, combining discoveries with familiar works by Tchaikovsky, Respighi, Borodin, Mussorgsky, Smetana, Bloch, Grainger, Debussy, Ravel, Saint-Saëns and Les Six. Amongst the contemporary composers he has recorded are Barry Conyngham, John Downey, Paul Patterson and Zhou Long.
For Cala Signum, Geoffrey Simon has brought together large ensembles of single instruments—violins, violas, cellos, double basses, horns, trumpets, trombones and harps—drawn from London’s leading solo, orchestral and chamber musicians. Known as The London Sound Series, the recordings have attracted interest amongst instrumentalists worldwide. Geoffrey Simon’s virtuoso 20-cello ensemble, The London Cello Orchestra, has performed for H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, and appeared in New York, Switzerland and South Korea.


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Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia was founded in 1945 by EMI producer Walter Legge, and has worked with a who’s who of 20th- and 21st-century music. Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali took up the baton as Principal Conductor in September 2021. The sixth person to hold the title, he is known for his expressive, balletic conducting style and irrepressible energy. Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Arturo Toscanini, Riccardo Muti and Esa-Pekka Salonen are just a few of the great artists to be associated with the Philharmonia, and the Orchestra has premiered works by Richard Strauss, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Errollyn Wallen, Kaija Saariaho and many others. Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, in the heart of London, has been the Philharmonia’s home since 1995. The Orchestra also has residencies at venues and festivals across England, each embracing a Learning & Engagement programme that empowers people to engage...
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The Philharmonia was founded in 1945 by EMI producer Walter Legge, and has worked with a who’s who of 20th- and 21st-century music. Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali took up the baton as Principal Conductor in September 2021. The sixth person to hold the title, he is known for his expressive, balletic conducting style and irrepressible energy.
Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Arturo Toscanini, Riccardo Muti and Esa-Pekka Salonen are just a few of the great artists to be associated with the Philharmonia, and the Orchestra has premiered works by Richard Strauss, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Errollyn Wallen, Kaija Saariaho and many others.
Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, in the heart of London, has been the Philharmonia’s home since 1995.
The Orchestra also has residencies at venues and festivals across England, each embracing a Learning & Engagement programme that empowers people to engage with, and participate in, orchestral music.
The Philharmonia’s international reputation is built in part on its extraordinary 76-year recording legacy, which in the last ten years has been built on by pioneering work with digital technology. The Orchestra’s installations and VR experiences have introduced hundreds of thousands of people to the symphony orchestra. The Philharmonia has won four Royal Philharmonic Society awards for its digital projects and audience engagement work.
The Philharmonia is the go-to orchestra for many film and videogame composers in the UK and Hollywood, and its music-making has been experienced by millions of cinema-goers and gamers. It has recorded around 150 soundtracks, with film credits stretching back to 1947.

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Composer(s)

Modest Mussorgsky

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was a Russian composer, one of the group known as 'The Five'. He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music. Many of his works were inspired by Russian history, Russian folklore, and other nationalist themes. Such works include the opera Boris Godunov, the orchestral tone poem Night on Bald Mountain and the piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition. For many years Mussorgsky's works were mainly known in versions revised or completed by other composers. Many of his most important compositions have posthumously come into their own in their original forms, and some of the original scores...
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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music.
Many of his works were inspired by Russian history, Russian folklore, and other nationalist themes. Such works include the opera Boris Godunov, the orchestral tone poem Night on Bald Mountain and the piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition.
For many years Mussorgsky's works were mainly known in versions revised or completed by other composers. Many of his most important compositions have posthumously come into their own in their original forms, and some of the original scores are now also available.

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01.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto Version: Promenade I
01:43
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
02.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : I. Gnomus
02:45
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
03.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : Promenade II
00:56
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
04.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : II. The Old Castle
04:16
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
05.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : Promenade III
00:31
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
06.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : III. Tuileries
01:04
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
07.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : IV. Bydlo
02:55
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
08.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : Promenade IV
00:54
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
09.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : V. Ballet of the Chickens in Their Shells
01:11
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
10.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
02:30
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
11.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : Promenade V
01:33
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
12.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : VII. Limoges, The Market Place
01:28
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
13.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : VIII. Catacombs, Sepulchrum Romanum
01:47
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
14.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : Cum Mortuis in Lingua Mortua
01:53
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
15.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : IX. The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba Yaga)
03:24
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
16.
Pictures at an Exhibition, Piano Concerto : X. The Great Gate of Kiev
04:54
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
17.
Two Interludes from Khovantchina: I. Dawn on the Moscow River
09:46
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
18.
Two Interludes from Khovantchina: II. Galitsin's Journey
04:55
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
19.
Gopak from Sorochinsky Fair
04:48
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
20.
Pictures from the Crimea: I. Hoursouff
03:44
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
21.
Pictures from the Crimea: II. Rêverie (Douma)
04:00
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
22.
Pictures from the Crimea: III. Capriccio
05:02
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
23.
Scherzo in B-Flat
03:26
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
24.
A Tear-Drop
04:09
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
25.
Night on Bald Mountain
01:36
(Modest Mussorgsky) Geoffrey Simon, Philharmonia Orchestra
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