Monday, July 4, 2011

Pictures at an Exhibition

Today's music: Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky.

Mussorgsky's inspiration for Pictures was an art exhibition in memory of his friend Viktor Hartmann, who died at age 39 of an aneurysm. Mussorgsky himself was only 42 when he died, seven years after composing Pictures.

Paris Catacombs
by Viktor Hartmann

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