Friday, 10 March 2023, 1.15pm

It might have been the vodka talking, but when Modest Mussorgsky went to an art exhibition his imagination went into overdrive. Talking skulls, dancing chickens, ancient castles and a hut with hen’s legs: Pictures at an Exhibition is a riot of colour, and it’s performed today by the blazing brass of Septura, the all-star, seven-piece ensemble that The Observer described as “irresistible”.

Prokofiev Suite from 10 Pieces, op. 12

Mussorsgky Pictures at an exhibition

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