A professional violinist, Natasha Turovsky discovered visual arts almost twenty years ago. She decided to pursue professionally her passion by enrolling in the Fine Arts program at Concordia University in Montreal in 1992, where she specialized in painting and printmaking.
Even with her busy schedule as a musician, she is an extremely prolific artist. She has produced hundreds of paintings and monotypes, along with several opera sets and series of paintings made after such musical cycles as Song of the Earth by Mahler and Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky.
For our auction, Ms. Turovsky has generously offered her collection of stretched canvas prints of “Pictures at an Exhibition”, signed by the artist
In our 2018-2019 season, one of the highlights was our concert of “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky performed by our NYPS Members in an innovative presentation of music and art with original paintings by notable Russian-Canadian artist, Natasha Turovsky.
“Mussorgsky created his famous “Pictures at an Exhibition” in 1874 as a tribute to a recently deceased friend, the architect and artist Victor Hartmann. The word “Pictures “in Mussorgsky’s title refers to a Hartman painting exhibition, organized in his honour a year after his death. “Pictures at an Exhibition” musically illustrate a visit to this exhibition. It incorporates musical pieces representing ten of Hartmann’s images, with an additional Promenade theme representing the viewer walking from exhibit to exhibit. Most of the works that inspired the composer are lost, either yet undiscovered or destroyed.”- Natasha Turovsky
The original work was created for the I Musici de Montréal Orchestra stage production “Night at the opera” in 2005. Print on stretched canvas and signed by the artist.
22” X 44”
Value of $1100 // Starting Bid: $350
Also available in other sizes and certificate of authenticity upon request
This best-selling book by the nationally acclaimed pianist is a realistic program for conquering nervousness, sharpening concentration, and enhancing coordination. Bernstein observes that musicianship requires the same talents used in any activity, and shows how to develop a dedication to practice that can harmonize the musical and personal self. Sections of the book include:
Practicing – A Key to Integration;
Concentration and Sight-reading;
Technique and Choreography;
Performance and Memorizing Skills.
Value of $50 // Starting Bid: $20