Recorded Live Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 22, 23 May & 29 Aug 2008.
A special-priced release on RCO Live of Mussorgsky's much-loved Pictures at an exhibition in Ravel's orchestration. Recorded live at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Mariss Jansons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, on magnificent form, produce a wonderful palette of colours and sonority in this dazzling orchestral piece.
“There's plenty of character, and deft woodwind adept as fast-moving Parisian kids and squabbling chicks.”
20th January 2010
“Whereas some interpretations tend to coarsen the edges of Ravel’s instrumental sonorities in a bid to make them sound more “Russian”, Jansons treats the music with the finesse that was one of Ravel’s hallmarks.”
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