"Pictures at an Exhibition" is an album by British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1971 as a live album.
Album was recorded at Newcastle City Hall in North East England.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Tomita did it, and now also German band Stern-Combo Meissen has done it. Together with the Leipziger Symphonieorchester, a big choir and a vibrating Hammond Organ they`ve played the Mussorgski classic Pictures At An Exhibition…
"…The remaining selections are just as impressive sonically. But of course, marveling at the sound quality of these 40-year-old recordings is only a secondary consideration. Reiner's magnificent and still-unequalled performances remain the real reason for acquiring this disc. For newcomers, these new SACD transfers should remove any hesitations regarding sound quality, while veterans will feel an old romance rekindled. " ~ClassicsToday
Pairing evergreen works by Dvorak and Mussorgsky, this superb video from Belvedere featuring the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the incomparable Mariss Jansons is a musical feast. Ever since its world premiere at New York's Carnegie Hall on December 15, 1893, Dvorak's American-flavored Symphony No.9 has been a cornerstone of the orchestral repertoire. Similarly, thanks to Ravel's superb orchestration, Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition is a perennial audience favorite.