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Download a track from our March Recording of the Month
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The Recording of the Month in our March issue was pianist Steven Osborne’s recording of Musorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition and works by Prokofiev.
For today’s free download we’re offering the ‘Great Gate of Kiev’ from Musorgsky’s famous work.
‘It’s easy to assume such a well-worn favourite as Musorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition will make an impact simply through its sheer originality and bold invention. But this is not the tactic adopted by Steven Osborne. Throughout his enthralling and warmly recorded performance, Osborne maximizes colour and atmosphere, yet manages to achieve a freshness of approach without recourse to idiosyncratic mannerisms.’