2021-05-08

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition [Microtonal, 31edo, 53edo]


We present Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged for Harpsichord, Organ, Chamber Ensemble, and tuned into quarter-comma meantone (31edo) and pythagorean (53edo).
00:00 Promenade - 31edo - Harpsichord  
01:24 Gnomus  - 31edo - Harpsichord  
03:20 Promenade - 31edo - Bassoon + Harp  
04:01 Il vecchio castello  - 53edo - Recorder + Oboe + Bassoon + Cello + Organ  
07:16 Promenade - 53edo - Organ  
07:41 Tuileries (Dispute d'enfants après jeux) - 53edo - Organ  
08:36 Bydło - 31edo - Harpsichord  
10:48 Promenade - 31edo - Harpsichord  
11:25 Балет невылупившихся птенцов - 31edo - Harpsichord  
12:27 Samuel Goldenberg und Schmuÿle  - 31edo - Organ  
14:27 Promenade - 31edo - Organ  
15:47 Limoges. Le marché (La grande nouvelle) - 31edo - Organ  
17:04 Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum) - 31edo - Organ  
18:04 Cum mortuis in lingua mortua - 31edo - Organ  
19:28 Избушка на курьих ножках (Баба-Яга) - 53edo - Harpsichord  
22:20 Богатырские ворота (В стольном городе во Киеве) - 31edo - Harpsichord

Sound Production: (c) Claudi Meneghin, copyright claim SRu 1-345-269 August 01, 2018 at the Library of Congress.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, quite a shocker such a chromatic piece with Russian motifs works so well in non-circulating tunings. Especially great effect on Il vecchio castello. How did you decide which parts to do with meantone and which with Pythagorean? And did you deliberately pick a home key in Catacombs to produce the extreme dissonances?

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