Pictures at an Exhibition
This celebration of the visual arts includes Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," and a thrilling recent violin concerto by Michael Daugherty. Mussorgsky fashioned his epic piano work to give musical representation to an exhibit of drawings and painting by his close friend, the architect and artist, Victor Hartmann, who died at age 39 in 1873. In 1922, the French master, Maurice Ravel, made an orchestral version of Mussorgsky's piano work, thus creating one of the best-loved and most virtuosic… Show more
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Though born in Istanbul, Ida Kavafian is of Armenian lineage. She is the sister of violinist Ani Kavafian and has often performed with her sibling. The two have appeared together on the Today Show and CBS Sunday Morning....
Michael Daugherty was born in 1954 in Cedar Rapids, IA. Raised in a family of musicians (his father was a dance band drummer), Daugherty was subject to many different influences, and began playing keyboards in jazz, rock, and funk bands....
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