Moussorgsky – Stokowski

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Published on: 28 December 2009

The orchestral transcription of Modest Moussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is so well known that most people are surprised to find out that Moussorgsky originally wrote it for solo piano. Yet the orchestral arrangements are certainly better known to the general public. While the Ravel transcription is the most popular, this transcription by Leopold Stokowski is quite excellent and perhaps a bit more on the “rowdy” side..

Here is the original 78rpm recording of Stokowski’s version conducted by Stokowski and performed by The All-American Orchestra. Download from the Internet Archive or listen here:

Audio Files VBR MP3 Ogg Vorbis
1. Promenade; Gnomes 3.10 MB 1.66 MB
2. Promenade; The Old Castle 3.24 MB 1.99 MB
3. Bydlo 1.54 MB 881 KB
4. Promenade; Ballet of the Unhatched Chickens 1.39 MB 785 KB
6. Samuel Goldenburg and Schmuyle 2.07 MB 1.10 MB
7. Catacombs; Con mortuis in lingua mortua 2.94 MB 1.66 MB
8. A Hut on Fowl’s Legs; The Great Gate of Kiev 5.35 MB 2.77 MB

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