Today we will consider a work thatcreated M. P. Mussorgsky - "The Old Castle". Originally it was written for piano, but it was repeatedly arranged by composers for orchestral performance and was processed in various musical styles.
The work was created in 1874. The basis for the play was the watercolor of Hartmann with the architecture of Italy. The sketch of the picture is not preserved. Exposed works were actively sold, the whereabouts of the canvas-mastermind are unknown. The work of Mussorgsky's "Old Castle" describes the corresponding medieval structure. The troubadour sings before him. The composer manages to revive this character. For this, he uses a thoughtful, flowing melody, sounding against a background of monotonous measured accompaniment. Such music evokes a lyrical contemplative mood. The song of the troubadour is filled with knightly medievalism. Music conveys the idea, which the artist painted through colors.