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THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND

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Conductor,
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
HUGHES MACKLIN (tenor)
In 1873, Victor Hartmann , a well-known architect and painter, member of Balakirev's circle, and close friend of Stassov, the critic, and Mussorgsky, died at the early age of thirty-nine. Mussorgsky was deeply upset and in the following year when Stassov arranged an exhibition of Hartmann's water colours and drawings, he was moved to compose a cycle of ten piano pieces based on various subjects from Hartmann's pictures. These he entitled ' Pictures from an Exhibition '. Mussorgsky seems to have been highly stimulated with the idea, for in a letter to Stassov, to whom the work is dedicated, he says : ' Hartmann is bubbling over, just as Boris Godounov did. Ideas, melodies, come to me of their own accord ... I can hardly manage to put it all down on paper fast enough'. This work has been scored for full orchestra by Ravel and Sir Henry Wood , and is now presented in a military band arrangement by Howgill.

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Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Tenor: Hughes MacKlin
Unknown: Victor Hartmann
Unknown: Boris Godounov
Unknown: Sir Henry Wood

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