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In considering Maurice Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition, this paper will consider the work of Ravel from two aspects. First, it will deal with Ravel as a classical craftsman as evident in this orchestration. Second, it will explore this work and in two of his original works in which color is of main importance and some of his characteristics as a colorist. These considerations will follow a preliminary background of Mussorgsky’s piano score, and extant editions thereof.



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