Editors’ Notes Although technical brilliance and fiery bravado have elevated this Georgian pianist to the top of the classical world, there’s an understated reverence in her approach to Mussorgsky’s most celebrated work. When she opens with Promenade, its hymn-like reverence invites us to stroll slowly through the gallery of works inspired by the composer’s friend. The gorgeous pieces we enjoy along the way—a lamenting, darkly colored Il vecchio castello, a Ballet des poussins dans leurs coques that’s light and fragile, a starkly hypnotic tour through the Catacombae—proves that Buniatishvili is able to conjure the colors and characters with heartrending poignancy.

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Pictures at an Exhibition
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade I
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Pictures at an Exhibition: I. Gnomus
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Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade II
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Pictures at an Exhibition: II. Il vecchio castello
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Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade III
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Pictures at an Exhibition: III. Tuileries (Dispute d'enfants après jeux)
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Pictures at an Exhibition: IV. Bydlo
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Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade IV
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Pictures at an Exhibition: V. Ballet des poussins dans leurs coques
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Pictures at an Exhibition: VI. Samuel Goldenberg und Schmuyle (Deux juifs - L'un riche et l'autre pauvre)
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Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade V
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Pictures at an Exhibition: VII. Limoges - Le marché (La grande nouvelle)
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Pictures at an Exhibition: VIII. Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum)
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Pictures at an Exhibition: Cum mortuis in lingua mortua
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Pictures at an Exhibition: IX. La cabane sur des pattes de poule (Baba-Yaga)
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Pictures at an Exhibition: X. La grande porte (de l'ancienne capitale Kiev)
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La valse, M. 72
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Three Movements from Petrushka
Three Movements from Petrushka: I. Russian Dance
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Three Movements from Petrushka: II. Petrushka's Room
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Three Movements from Petrushka: III. The Shrovetide Fair
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