Pictures and Reflections

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Catalogue No: ATH 23017
EAN/UPC: 5022736101726
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Release Date: January 1999
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Discs: 1
Sample: Miroirs - Alborado del Gracioso

Two major works both impressionistic and pictorial in their style, requiring a pianist with flawless technical ability and an an unerring sense of atmosphere, qualities which Andreas Boyde has demonstrated in all of his recordings.

Track Listing

    Modest Mussorgsky:

  1. I. Pictures at an Exhibition – Promenade (1:30)
  2. II. Pictures at an Exhibition – The Gnome (2:47)
  3. III. Pictures at an Exhibition – Promenade II (0:50)
  4. IV. Pictures at an Exhibition – The Old Castle (4:49)
  5. V. Pictures at an Exhibition – Promenade III (0:26)
  6. VI. Pictures at an Exhibition – Tuileries; Children quarrelling at Play (1:05)
  7. VII. Pictures at an Exhibition – Bydlo (3:2)
  8. VIII. Pictures at an Exhibition – Promenade IV (0:53)
  9. IX. Pictures at an Exhibition – Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks (1:07)
  10. X. Pictures at an Exhibition – Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle (2:18)
  11. XI. Pictures at an Exhibition – Promenade V (1:20)
  12. XII. Pictures at an Exhibition – Limoges: The Market Square (1:23)
  13. XIII. Pictures at an Exhibition – Catacombs (2:12)
  14. XIV. Pictures at an Exhibition – Con mortuis in lingua mortua (1:52)
  15. XV. Pictures at an Exhibition – The Hut on Hen’s Legs (Baba Yaga) (3:25)
  16. XVI. Pictures at an Exhibition – The Bogatyr Gate at Kiev (5:19)
  17. Maurice Ravel:

  18. I. Miroirs – Noctuelles (5:08)
  19. II. Miroirs – Oiseaux tristes (4:22)
  20. III. Miroirs – Une barque sur l’ocean (8:5)
  21. IV. Miroirs – Alborada del gracioso (6:22)
  22. V. Miroirs – La vallée des cloches (6:05)

Reviews

Fanfare

a very satisfying reading indeed. An illuminating attempt to get beyond Mussorgsky’s words, behind the notes. And it succeeds admirably. To couple Pictures with Miroirs is clever wordplay that also works on musical terms. Again Boyde’s interpretation reaches beyond virtuosity to let the music speak through the contrasts realized in the clarity that his remarkable technique permits. Excellent piano tone – some wonderfully sonorous passages

” —Martin Anderson