Recorded Live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 22, 23 May and 29 August 2008
Ever since its 2009 SACD release, this recording of Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition conducted by Mariss Jansons has been one of the most popular titles from the RCO Live catalogue. The stunning performance and spectacular recording are now available on 180g vinyl for the first time.
From the press:
“… an account … that reveals the grandeur of the music in a performance of tremendous vitality and a recording of stupendous immediacy. Mariss Jansons finds things in this well-known score that most conductors miss - details of articulation, phrasing and balance that often go unnoted - and brings out the work's enormous variety of forms, moods, and colors. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam plays with its accustomed super virtuosity, reveling in overcoming the score's prodigious challenges with effortless panache.”
James Leonard, AllMusic