Talk:Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky, Modest)
Hmm? I thought it was dedicated to Victor Hartmann? --Aewanko 19:42, 29 July 2008 (EDT)
The only orchestration that is public domain in the US is the partial one prepared in 1891 <--- is this true? Ravel's is from 1922, as is Funtek's, so shouldn't they be PD too (though I guess publish date matters...). But more importantly, Henry Wood's is from 1915. Was this never published? Incidently, Tushmalov's version only has something like one promenade (the last one, put first) and five pictures. ♫ Melodia Chaconne ♫ 06:38, 6 September 2008 (EDT)
The commonly encountered assertion that Rimsky drastically altered Mussorgsky's score to Pictures is not really true. In contrast to the major changes made to Boris Godunov, Rimsky's editorial work was really fairly light-handed on this piece. The biggest change has to do with the dynamics in "Bydlo" where Rimsky starts the piece softly - (and orchestrated so effectively that way by Ravel). There are some transcription errors here and there also, but that's about it. Carolus 07:31, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
Speaking of Transcription Errors...
In the first piano score on the list, #85544 (Bessel & Co./Breitkopf & Härtel), there is an error in the first Promenade, p. 3 (which is p. 4 of the pdf file). Based on comparison with other editions: in measure 10, the two Gs in the right hand (on the third beat) should be flat. This makes sense since all the Gs are flat in m. 9 and 11. The Gs are flatted correctly in the parallel passage in the Promenade on p. 18 (p. 19 in the pdf).--Jkisch 15:00, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
May I also add that in the same score that Jkisch was referring to, on p. 20 (21 of the PDF file) of The Market at Limoges, there is another error. In the 16th measure (4th measure of that page), the D sharp in the right hand on the 3rd beat should be a D natural like the two other D's on that beat. The right hand's D sharp on the "and" of the 3rd beat in the same measure should also be a D natural. ikooia 06:38, 10 August 2011 (UTC)