Marcus Schinkel: Piano & keyboards
Johannes Kuchta: Vocals & Drums
Fritz Roppel: Bass
Wim de Vries: Drums
About the album.
Pictures at an Exhibition is based on the Compositions of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky (1874). Like so many of this magnificent composer’s works, they were written quickly but not published, it would be 50 years after his death before a scholarly edition of this work would be published.
Pictures at an Exhibition is a piece for virtuoso pianists; Maurice Ravel was commissioned for orchestration of the work in 1922 Pictures at an Exhibition came alive in a new way. This orchestration continues to be chosen for performance and recordings.
Enter, English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, who would bring this work to a new generation with their live album release: Pictures at an Exhibition (November 1971). It is a recording of the band’s arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition which was performed at Newcastle City Hall on 26 March 1971.
History was rewritten through the re-interpretation and release of Pictures at an Exhibition by Melodic Revolution Records recording artist Voyager IV a German Progressive Space Rock act with elements of Classical & Jazz music… the album was released November 2nd as a tribute to Keith Emerson on his 75th Birthday.
Based on the Compositions of Modest Mussorgsky
Tracks 1, 3, 6, 9, 10 written by Marcus Schinkel
Tracks 2,4, 5,7, 11 written by Marcus Schinkel & Johannes Kuchta
Track 8 by Greg Lake
Track 12 by Ian McDonald
Arranged by Marcus Schinkel & Johannes Kuchta
Recorded October 14-19 2018 at EMI / Maarwegstudio Cologne, Germany by John Caffery, Chris Gardiner, and Franz-Wieland Filtz
Produced, mixed, and mastered by John Caffery
Co-produced by Marcus Schinkel & Johannes Kuchta
Cover Design & Layout by Lieve Vanderschaeve
The album is dedicated to Bas Rietiemeijer