This is the Hybrid SACD version of Valery Gergiev's recording of
Mussorgski's "Pictures at an Exhibition". Recorded with the
Vienna Philharmonic, instead of the Kirov Orchestra. The
performance is good, a little bit better than most, but then it
is hard to make too many mistakes with the Ravel orchestration.
All that is required is a good conductor and a good orchestra.
Gergiev and the VPO deliver good solid performances, and Phillips
delivers good sound as usual. I am only basing this on hearing
the CD portion of the disc, as I do not yet own a SACD player.
The other works are also performed well "Night on Bald Mountain"
gets a rousing performance as expected, but all the performances
sound good if a little too polished. I think I wanted a little
more risk taking on them. But all in all a good disc.