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Mussorgsky in 1874 Pictures at an Exhibition ( Russian : Картинки с выставки – Воспоминание о Викторе Гартмане , Kartínki s výstavki – Vospominániye o Víktore Gártmane , "Pictures from an Exhibition – A Remembrance of Viktor Hartmann"; French : Tableaux d'une exposition ) is a suite in ten movements (plus a recurring, varied Promenade) composed for piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. The suite is Mussorgsky's most famous piano composition, and has become a showpiece for virtuoso pianists. It has become further known through various orchestrations and arrangements produced by other musicians and composers, with Maurice Ravel's arrangement being the most recorded and performed. [ edit ] Composition history It was probably in 1870 that Mussorgsky met artist and architect Viktor Hartmann .