About this title: While Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker's performance of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition doesn't sound much like Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, it is still a fantastic performance of eye-popping audacity and jaw-dropping virtuosity. The reason Mussorgsky's Pictures doesn't sound like Mussorgsky's Pictures, of course, is that this is really Ravel's Mussorgsky's Pictures. But never before has the work sounded so little like the work of a nineteenth century Russian nationalist composer and so much ...
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