Part of the reason is that Serebrier was a Stokowski protégé and his performances have the intensity of the true believer. But a larger part of the reason is that Serebrier, while clearly a conductor in the swashbuckling Stokowski mold, is a more concentrated conductor, a more colorful conductor, and, ultimately a more charismatic conductor than Bamert in this repertoire. Serebrier's interpretations are not slavish copies of his master's work, but stand on their own.
Jose Serebrier assisted Stokowski in their days with the American Symphony Orchestra, the memory and motivation for the coductor to record his mentor's version of "Pictures At An Exhibition" in up to date 21st century sound, coupled with a number of other Stoki specialties. Aside from the more Russian sounding "Pictures", what I enjoyed most here were "Night on Bald Mountain", the "Khovanshchina" conglomeration and the symphonic synthesis on "Boris Godunov". I love this disc, and it goes right alongside Richter under Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. It is that great! The piano sound is a bit too brilliant, but that could be piano or miking. 6 people found this helpful.
Pictures at an Exhibition is a suite of ten pieces (plus a recurring, varied Promenade) composed for piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. The suite is Mussorgsky's most famous piano composition and has become a showpiece for virtuoso pianists. It has become further known through various orchestrations and arrangements produced by other musicians and composers, with Maurice Ravel's arrangement being by far the most recorded and performed.
Album · 2005 · 17 Songs. Pictures at an Exhibition: III. Promenade. By Modest Mussorgsky. 7. Pictures at an Exhibition: IV. Il vecchio castello (The Old Castle).
Leopold Stokowski, arranger. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Jose Serebrier, conductor. Album: Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition, Etc, Serebrier. Last played Thursday, April 18 2019 at 04:19 AM. Modest Mussorgsky. Boris Godunov: Symphonic Synthesis. Leopold Stokowski, arranger. Last played Thursday, April 18 2019 at 12:33 AM. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Orchestra, José Serebrier Conductor. CD: 1 Tracks: 17 Length: 1:16:48. All-American Youth Orchestra. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition and Boris Godunov. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Ginastera: Piano Sonata N., O. 2. Stokowski: Wagner Symphonic Syntheses.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. Few would claim that Stokowski's arrangement of Pictures at an Exhibition matches, let alone outshines, that of Ravel. But with its weighty brass it is certainly more Russian. In fact – one of the most serious shortcomings – Stokowski omits two of the movements, 'Tuileries' and the 'Market Place at Limoges' on the grounds that they are too French. Yet Serebrier's new performance makes it very convincing with speeds well chosen and the brass wonderfully incisive