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Simply the best,
This review is from: Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Audio CD)
My all time favorite orchestral work also includes the original piano version of this masterpiece. This is the ultimate version, conducted by Herbert von Karajan, gently and at the same time powerfully performed by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
I'm raised on ELP's version from infancy, but Ravel's original orchestral version surpass everything. Melodic, exciting, dramatic and a great final.
One star off due to some disturbing hiss from the original tapes from 1966 and a poor booklet.