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Colourful Performance

Dmitrij Kitajenko conducts
Mussorgsky and Prokofiev -
heard by
STEPHEN FRANCIS VASTA

'Vladislav Sulimsky sings with feeling in a compact, reasonably firm baritone ...'

Musorgsky - Prokofiev - Kitajenko - Gürzenich Orchester Köln. © 2015, 2017 OehmsClassics Musikproduktion GmbH

This is a major program, although its declension precisely reverses what you'd expect.

If you think you know Night on Bald Mountain, brace yourself. Mussorgsky's original version, presented here, is an altogether different animal from the popular Rimsky-Korsakov edition. The phrase structures are irregular, the harmonies more elaborately dissonant, the timbral contrasts starker...

Copyright © 19 June 2018 Stephen Francis Vasta,
New York, USA

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MUSORGSKY - PROKOFIEV - KITAJENKO - GÜRZENICH ORCHESTER KÖLN

MODEST MUSORGSKY

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

OEHMS CLASSICS

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VOCAL MUSIC

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