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#1974398 - 10/17/12 04:23 AM good pictures at an exhibition edition
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Any of you guys know a good edition of Pictures At An Exhibition? I was looking in the music store the other day, and the only available edition is the same crappy old edition I've had for many years- older members will know the edition I'm referring to- it's crammed together, hard to read.

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#1974399 - 10/17/12 04:26 AM Re: good pictures at an exhibition edition [Re: gsmonks]
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Since this is copyright free, I think that there are plenty of editions to be found.

I have one from the International Music Company (IMC) which seems reliable and not badly laid out to me... :-/ But I don't know, personally, of any other editions.
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#1974445 - 10/17/12 08:32 AM Re: good pictures at an exhibition edition [Re: gsmonks]
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I like Wiener but most recently for fingering I feel the best is Alfred Masterworks. Then third is Henle.
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#1974584 - 10/17/12 02:02 PM Re: good pictures at an exhibition edition [Re: gsmonks]
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If you want something off-beat, try Katsenelenbogen's Jazz version, some of which is on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ-W0sY47OY
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#1975121 - 10/18/12 11:26 AM Re: good pictures at an exhibition edition [Re: gsmonks]
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I use the Augener Edition which I find accurate and as easy to read as "Pictures... " ever gets.

BTW, favourite recorded version, Isao Tomita!

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#1975208 - 10/18/12 01:53 PM Re: good pictures at an exhibition edition [Re: gsmonks]
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Just make sure its Mussorgsky's original version, not the version edited (and adulterated) by Rimsky Korsakov.

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#1975472 - 10/19/12 12:11 AM Re: good pictures at an exhibition edition [Re: gsmonks]
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Have any scholarly issues (errors, inaccuracies, new source material, etc.) been raised since the Lamm edition (part of the Mussorgsky Complete Collected Works)?
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#1990729 - 11/25/12 02:39 PM Re: good pictures at an exhibition edition [Re: Janus K. Sachs]
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Originally Posted By: Janus K. Sachs
Have any scholarly issues (errors, inaccuracies, new source material, etc.) been raised since the Lamm edition (part of the Mussorgsky Complete Collected Works)?


There has been the inevitable nitpicking, but that was inevitable.

I recently found a number of pretty good editions in PDF form on-line. Here's Lamm's version:

http://www.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-2989_complete_cycle.html

Yeah, Rimsky Korsakov editions . . . too lightweight for Mussorgsky, at least for my taste. Same goes for the orchestrated versions, especially Night On The Bare Mountain.



Edited by gsmonks (11/25/12 02:41 PM)

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#1991780 - 11/28/12 01:31 AM Re: good pictures at an exhibition edition [Re: gsmonks]
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@gsmonks - thanks for the link.
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