New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras – Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (2004) [AcousticSounds DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition – New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (2004) 
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 37:14 minutes | 1,47 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Vanguard Classics XVAN1504D64
Recorded: All Hallows’ Church, Gospel Oak, London, July 1973

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Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Khovanshchina Prelude were recorded on eight tracks, placing the listener at the center of the orchestra, with strings (left), horns, flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, trumpets and harps arrayed left to right on the front three channels and the timpani/percussion, strings (right), trombones, tuba, bass drum/percussion arrayed left to right on the rear channels.


Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orch. Ravel
1. Promenade 1:30
2. Gnomus 2:15
3. Promenade 0:50
4. Il Vecchio Castello 4:13
5. Promenade 0:24
6. Tuileries 1:07
7. Bydlo 2:46
8. Promenade 0:40
9. Ballet of Little Chicks in Their Shells 1:15
10. The Polish Jews 2:09
11. Limoges 1:19
12. Catacombae 2:29
13. Cum Mortuis in Lingua Mortua 2:14
14. The Hut on Hen’s Legs 3:12
15. The Great Gate of Kiev 5:32
Khovanschina orch. Rimsky-Korsakov
16. Prelude 5:20

New Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor