March20 2025 (Thu)
7:30 PM

Pictures at an Exhibition

Czech Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

90 minutes | Available

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Date: March 20, 2025 | 19:30 (Thu)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 90 minutes
Status: Available
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Listen to Mussorgsky’s most frequently played and best loved composition

The programme is based on a musical part but also on a spoken word that will be given in Czech language only. The programme will not be supplied with English subtitles.

Originally a piano work by the Russian composer Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, it was created as a tribute to his late friend Viktor Hartmann, whose artworks inspired Mussorgsky, but pianists did not play the original Pictures at an Exhibition very often.

That changed thanks to the French composer Maurice Ravel, who arranged the piano pieces for orchestra in 1922. In its “new garb”, the work became a sensation in the concert hall, by far Mussorgsky’s most frequently played and best loved composition. How did the composer feel while writing it? “…notes and ideas fly about like roasted pigeons (as the saying goes), and I gorge myself until I am stuffed, hardly able to scribble it all down on paper. (…) I want to do it quickly and reliably. So far, I think my work is going well.”


Czech Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Marko Ivanović - conductor

Petr Kadlec - guide
Jakub Sládek - pianist


  • Dress code: smart casual
  • 20 min. intermission
  • Please note that the price of the ticket includes service fee of 10%

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