New Pictures / Nové Obrázky
24 Oct 2013
Peter Breiner
Another CD (Mussorgsky's Pictures) coming out in November. It's my 12th CD out this year ;-). Audio samples are all over the place.

Dalšie CD (Musorgského Obrázky z výstavy) vychádza v novembri. Je to moje dvanáste CD v tomto roku ;-). Ukážky sa dajú nájst všade.

Podcast about my latest CD, lot of music there. Very nice job,Raymond Bisha.
Podcast mojho posledného CD, s velmi dobrou prednáškou

Originally written as a set of piano pieces, Mussorgsky’s splendid Pictures at an Exhibition translates the artistry of the composer’s friend Victor Hartmann into unforgettable music. Peter Breiner’s new orchestration creates a showpiece for our times, achieving contemporary sounds through unusual instrumental combinations, right up to a spectacular Great Gate of Kiev performed by 104 musicians. Mussorgsky’s remarkable song cycles contrast encounters with death against the often uneasy world of children in The Nursery.
Peter Breiner has been associated with some of our most successful orchestral recordings, not least the three disc series of Janácek’s Operatic Orchestral Music which were also produced with the excellent New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Volume 1 (8570555) of this set was a MusicWeb International ‘Recording of the Year’ and the arrangements in volume 3 (8570706) described as ‘beautifully crafted symphonic suites’ by the Chicago Tribune.

"...Not since I heard Stokowski conduct his own orchestration at the Proms in 1966 have I been so impressed with an alternative to the Ravel. The Great Gate of Kiev brings the house down – this version makes it all the more regrettable that it was never built. The other works are equally effective... "[Brian Wilson,]


Peter travels worldwide conducting full-length programs of his own arrangements of popular repertoire often doubling as piano soloist



Peter's internationally acclaimed arrangements of classical repertoire are available as full programs or individual works. Conducted by Peter, they have been featured in the Chicago Tribune's annual "10 Best Classical CDs".


A documentary about 2012 recording of Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky for Naxos with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

A new Transmedia project based on Peter's new, 100-minute symphonic piece, with multi-layered videos and web projects


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