As one of the releases in our ‘Primavera Series’, featuring illustrations by the gifted artists whose work has been displayed at the annual Primavera Exhibition in Sydney, it is appropriate that this CD should be adorned by a series of illustrations that make up Victoria Lobregat’s ‘Cloud of Flowers’. The music itself could hardly have stronger advocates, being Ashkenazy’s first recording of this work and Mehta’s luxurious reading of the Ravel orchestration. In fact, this was the original LP coupling for these performances.
Pictures at an Exhibition (Original Piano Version)
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel Orchestration)
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra