Pictures from an Exhibition: The Evolution of a Masterpiece
One popular work in the orchestral repertoire was written by a Russian composer and then orchestrated decades later by a Frenchman. As WRTI's Susan Lewis reports, this version had its first performance in October, 1922 in Paris.
Six of the drawings and watercolors that inspired Modest Mussorgsky have survived. The first performance of Pictures from an Exhibition as orchestrated by Maurice Ravel took place in Paris on October 19th, 1922.