Saturday, February 19, 2011

#50 The Smell of Mountains

I know, it's The Great Gate of Kiev. But I've never seen the picture. What I've seen many times is the grand view of mountains. Majestic, with white tops, half hidden in a haze. As you come closer, they're bigger and bigger, above all and anything ever seen.

Pogorelich's wide playing totally fits the smell. He has enough time, there's no hurry, no pressure. Face the proud music and feel humble and small.

Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Work: Pictures at an Exhibition, The Great Gate of Kiev
Recording: Ivo Pogorelich

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