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Japanese wizard transforms 'Pictures'
Electronic performances of music
written for conventional instrumentation
have the habit of falling into one of two
categories. One is that of the charming,
tinkling treatment, wherein any
composition is gutted of dignity or primal
drive and is turned into what one might,
if driven to it, refer to as a delightful bit
of fluff, suitable for background music at
a wine tasting or champagne dinner party.
The works of some composers lend
themselves nicely to this treatment, such
as Vivaldi, Corelli, J.S. Bach & Sons and
the ever-popular Mozart.
The second category is that of the
bbmbast, popularized by perpetually
perambulating Britons Emerson, Lake
and Palmer. Their crass,
pyrotechnically-augmcnted adaptation of
Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition"
set new standards for vulgarity and crass
musical bastardization, but suggest what
might be done to other composers more
deserving of this heavy handed treatment,
such as Beethoven, Verdi, or
Happily, there is a third category, the
sole occupant of which is . a young
Japanese wizard named Isao Tomita.
Creator of a brilliant disc of electronic
treatment of Debussy selections,
Snow) lakes Are Dancing, he has now
turned his attentions to Mussorgsky and
has produced what may stand , as being
one of the finest recordings of "Pictures
at an Exhibition" ever to be released.
Embodying the rude electricity that
animates Mussorgsky's piece, Tomitas's
"Pictures" best exemplifies the potential
contribution of electronic
instrumentation to previously-composed
works. Peculiarly effective is his use of an
effect that resembles nothing so much as
a not-quite-human choir, lending a
shimmering aural gloss to the
"Promenade" interludes and the awesorre
"Great Gates of Kiev." Electronic
wizardry adds a new dimension to "The
Waltz of the Unhatched Chicks" as well,
with strikingly realistic sounds of
fledgling birds chirping in rhythm, and an
innocuously soft cats' meow dropping in
Every album must of course have at
least one clinker but Tomita manages to
avoid this until the final selection, "The
Great Gates of Kiev," to which he adds a
false ending that resembles a cosmic,
This single quibble aside, Tomita's
work stands as a monument of taste and
respect for the original composition. He
has taken a great original and expanded
its possibilities as only Sviatoslav Richter
has been able to do on piano, and in so
doing has created a masterpiece.
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