An individual and strongly gifted composer, Mussorgsky was a self-taught amateur who became one of Russia’s foremost 19th century musical figures, tragically dying young. This album contains ’alternative’ versions of many pieces to those most commonly heard - including the manuscript version of ’Pictures’ avoiding the many substantial errors contained in the first edition and perpetuated- and three even earlier drafts, together with unusual versions of some works. Once again Anthony Goldstone provides a phenomenal performance
"...Another fine addition to the Russian Piano Music series which, like its predecessors, does a good job of capturing the essence of the composer in one snapshot. It’s like receiving
a picture postcard from Russia."
Jean-Yves Duperron - Classical Music Sentinel.com - September 2011