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27 July 2021
Maria Razumovskaya: Tchaikovsky: Seasons & Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Maria Razumovskaya (piano)

Piotr llyich Tchaikovsky's Seasons (1876) and Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (1874) need little introduction as the two pioneering Russian piano cycles of their age. For me, these are studies in personal character - a collection of self-portraits that bring Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky on an introspective journey that tackles anxiety and takes them onto the path of self-acceptance.

Video Commentary

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Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

I. Promenade

II. Gnomus

III. Promenade

IV. Il vecchio castello

V. Promenade

VI. Tuileries (dispute d'enfants après jeux)

VII. Bydlo

VIII. Promenade

IX. Balet nevylupivshikhsya ptsentsov

X. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle

XI. Promenade

XII. Limoges. Le marché (La grande nouvelle)

XIII. Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum)

XIV. Con mortuis in lingua mortua

XV. Izbushka na kuryik nozhkakh (Baba Yaga)

XVI. Bogatyrskiye vorota (V stolnom gorode vo Kiyeve)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Seasons, Op.37a

Seasons, Op.37a

II. February: Shrovetide Carnival

III. March: The Song of the Lark

IV. April: The Snowdrop

V. May: White Nights

VI. June: Barcarolle

VII. July: The Song of the Reaper

VIII. August: The Harvest

IX. September: The Hunt

X. October: Autumn Song

XI. November: Troika

XII. December: Christmas Eve

Recorded in the Church of St John the Evangelist, Oxford, UK, on 8th & 9th October 2018
Front Cover Painting: Maria Razumovskaya, in the manner of Vasily Kandinsky
Steinway Concert Grand Piano
Piano Technician: Joseph Taylor
Recording Editing & Production: Tony Faulkner
Total Time: 66:28
Release Date: December 2019

Maria RazumovskayaMaria Razumovskaya has been described as a ‘virtuoso story-teller of the piano’ (Le Courrier). As a soloist and chamber musician her recitals, recordings and radio
broadcasts have taken her to some of the most coveted festivals and concert platforms around the world. With her playing praised as ‘exquisitely cast’ (Pizzicato) and ‘staggeringly passionate’ (Gramophone), Maria Razumovskaya’s interest is in giving performances that aim to narrate the autobiographic, psychological inner-world of the composer. Underpinning her commitment to sharing the curiosities shaping the stories of the music and its makers is her writing – including monographs, book chapters and articles – and teaching at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and guest faculty member at numerous international festivals.

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