On Friday, May 18, 2018 the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra released its 13th recording with Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya featuring performances of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, in the rarely-performed version arranged by Sergei Gorchakov, and selections from Prokofiev’s beloved Cinderella, Op. 87 [FWSOL5]. The performances were recorded LIVE at the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas on April 7-9, 2017 (Cinderella) and February 2-4, 2018 (Pictures at an Exhibition).
The recording has received praise from critics with Rafael de Acha writing, “What does it take to turn a regional American symphony orchestra into a world-class one? To venture an answer would be a fool’s errand, so suffice for us to direct your attention to the live recording of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition here coupled to a handful of selections from Prokofiev’s 1945 Cinderella, and let you be the judge…. The results are splendidly satisfying and, for this listener, this FWSO release is a keeper.” American Record Guide’s Roger Hecht commented, “…The approach is straightforward; it emphasizes weight and drama and commands that you listen...”
LINK TO ALBUM ON DISCOGRAPHY PAGE. Read more about the album: http://www.fwsymphony.org/about/press/releases/2018_05_16_fwso_releases_pictures_at_an_exhibition_cinderella.pdf