OSO Masterworks IV - Colours of Russia
Minsoo Sohn (piano)*
Blaze (Vivian Fung)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Rachmaninov, Op.43)*
Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky, arr. Ravel)
The Russians are coming, putting all the colours of the orchestra front and centre. Inspired by his friend’s paintings, Mussorgsky’s epic Pictures at an Exhibition paints these pictures in sound. Originally for piano, Ravel created this version for orchestra which makes the colours of the piece even more vibrant. Pianist Minsoo Sohn brought the house down on his last visit and returns to show off his incredible colour on the piano.
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