Mussorgsky's Pictures at an exhibition
Eleven large papercut images gently animated to accompany live piano concerts (played by Anthony Hewitt) of this musical masterpiece. Each image is inspired by the original creations of Victor Hartmann (a number of which haven't survived and we only have their verbal descriptions) in whose memory Mussorgsky composed this suite. On the right is the fearsome Baba Yaga who lives in a hut on hen's legs. Scroll down to see the rest of them.
Gossip and haggling at the market.
Con mortuis in lingua mortua
With the dead in a dead language. Reminiscing on his deceased friend in the Paris catacombs.
Ballet of unhatched chicks
Lively, trilling canary chicks.
Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
Combining two paintings, one of a rich, one of a poor Jew.
Quarreling and playing children, supervised by gossiping nannies . . .
A heavily laden Polish cart, drawn by oxen.
A little gnome with crooked legs . . .
The old castle
A medieval castle with a singing troubadour in front of the gates . . .
Exploring the Parisian catacombs with a lantern.
The great gate of Kiev
Bells peal to welcome the legendary bogatyr heroes in Kiev.