Our concerts offer contemporary presentation of classical music as a direct experience, using modern media, selected stories of music and possibilities for spontaneous participation.

Informative handouts with puzzles and creative tasks playfully lead into the world of classical music.

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
A lecture recital with visualization through artistic computer graphics

  • A brief introduction to the background of this famous composition
  • Music and graphics as an overall work of art for impressive pictures
  • Experience computer programming as a means of high-quality artistic design
  • Get a wider and more creative experience to music and to music related arts
  • Attractive handouts for students with nice puzzles and creative tasks

Program of the concert:

Claude Debussy: Réflets dans l´eau, Preludes

Modest Mussorgsky: “Pictures at an Exhibition”

Promenade, Gnomus, The Old Castle, Tuileries, Bydlo, Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks, Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle, The Market Place at Limoges, Cum mortuis in lingua mortua, Catacombs: Roman Sepulchre, The Little Hut on Chickens' Legs , The Great Gate of Kiev


Imagination, inspired by touching stories, gives an attractive access to music. It was probably in 1870 that the Russian Composer Modest Mussorgsky met artist and architect Viktor Hartmann and they quickly became friends. Hartmann died in1873. The sudden loss of his friend and artist, shook Mussorgsky. Colleagues organized an exhibition of over 400 Hartmann works in the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg in Russia and Mussorgsky viewed the show in person. Fired by the experience, he composed Pictures at an Exhibition in 1874. The music depicts an imaginary tour of an art collection. With the artistic elaboration of these impressions in music, Mussorgsky set his friend an everlasting monument.
We follow this artistic transformation of impressive pictures into exceedingly finely nuanced music through a visual visualization that meets the artistic possibilities of modern media in the 21st century.
The pianist will play, accompanied by the AME Creative Director Romana Obermair´s  unique, especially for AME developed visualization which features real-time drawings of pictures according to the music playing by the pianist.
After the concert the children will be encouraged, to paint their own pictures inspired by the music they will have heard before. After they will show their pictures as a gallery to the audience.

  • For Students of all ages
  • Audience: this recital can take place in any concert hall
  • Duration: One hour

Things needed:

  • A tuned Grand Piano
  • Projector with big screen
  • Enough colored pencils for children and students

We will send colored handouts to the organizer to print for the students.

The organizer will get materials from the AME such as handouts and templates for advertising


AME - Austrian-Music-Education
Email: peter@austrian-music-education.at