Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition - Rimsky-kor
Label: OEHMS CLASSICS
Catalog: OC 469
Format: COMPACT DISC
Kitayenko, Dmitri; Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
The Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, whose honorary conductor Dmitrij Kitajenko since 2009 has been associated with the conductor in a co-operation of more than 30 years, producing excellent album recordings. With this orchestra, OehmsClassics released the Second Symphony by Jean Sibelius in June 2018, which was named the best recording in the category of symphonic music at the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) in 2019. Now, the album presents Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh by Rimsky-Korsakov, and The Enchanted Lake by Anatoly Lyadov. The Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne is one of Germany’s leading orchestras and can look back on a great tradition. Since 1986 the ensemble’s home has been at the Kölner Philharmonie, where it presents about 50 concerts annually, simultaneously giving over 160 performances a year at the Cologne Opera. Since the season 2015/2016 François-Xavier Roth is new Gürzenich-Kapellmeister (Chief Conductor) and General Music Director of the City of Cologne.