Lorin Maazel conducts The Cleveland Orchestra for this recording of Moussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition. Maazel's relationship with the musicians of the Cleveland Orchestra was nothing if not stormy as a result, his tenure there was fairly short-lived. But in his favor he is both a superb "orchestra builder" and a conductor not known for waywardness. This classic recording of Mussorgorsky's most popular orchestral works deserves its critical acclaim. Not only is the sound quality in this early digital recording exemplary, but the performances are first rate. Both the Penguin Guide to classical CD music and Grammophone's guide list Maazel's interpretation of "Pictures at an Exhibition" as definitive.
This recording has been mastered by the new Ultra High Definition 32-Bit mastering process, which creates an unbelievable sound surpassing other formats.