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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

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Latest 18 Sep 2021 | Updated Daily

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Daily Download: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - The Tale of the Tsar Saltan: The Tsarina in a Barrel at Sea

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7mins

14 Aug 2020

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 5: Composer Teachers and their Students

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov spent years as a professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Many of his students became famous composers themselves: Anatol Liadov, Alexander Glazunov, and Igor Stravinsky. A lot of famous composers studied with each other.

6mins

30 May 2020

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 4: The Bees and the Birds

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There are many pieces of classical music -- besides "The Flight of the Bumblebee" -- that are about bees, birds, and other winged creatures. Composers use various instruments to imitate insects, and to create all kinds of bird calls.

6mins

23 May 2020

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 3: Russian Operas

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Many pieces of music from Russian operas have become much more famous in the concert hall than on the opera stage. Some of these pieces include Tchaikovsky's Waltz and Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Alexander Borodin's Polovstian Dances from Prince Igor, and Sergei Prokofiev's march from The Love for Three Oranges.

6mins

16 May 2020

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 2: The Tale of Tsar Saltan

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The Flight of the Bumblebee comes from an opera called The Tale of Tsar Saltan, which is based on a story by the famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. In the opera's complicated plot, Prince Gvidon is separated from his father, Tsar Saltan, and ends up ruling an island full of enchanted objects and animals -- including an enchanted swan, whom the prince marries once she gets turned back into a princess.

6mins

9 May 2020

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 1: About Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov became a navy officer in order to follow in his older brother's footsteps. But his real talent lay in music. After leaving the navy, he became a teacher at the St. Petersburg Conservatory -- even though he had little formal music education himself.

6mins

2 May 2020

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Composer of the Week

Donald Macleod surveys the life and work of Nikolai Rimsky-KorsakovRimsky-Korsakov’s music is filled with lush orchestration and hints of orientalism and folk music. These elements and his role as a leading member of “The Mighty Handful” of composers who sought to forge a truly nationalistic music have led him to be regarded as the main architect of the Russian style of composition we know today. We hear about Rimsky Korsakov’s lifelong relationship with the sea, his fascination with myths and folklore, the acts of rebellion which pepper his life, his changing religious beliefs and his carefully constructed legacy.Music featured:By the Sea, Op 46: The Wave Breaks into a SprayScheherazade (I. The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship) From Homer Op.60Symphony No 1 (II. Andante tranquillo)Sadko, Op. 6Trombone Concerto (I. Allegro Vivace)Captivated by the Rose, the Nightingale (4 Songs, Op 2 No 2)Antar: IV. Allegretto - AdagioSkazka, Op 29Capriccio Espagnol, Op 34Hymn to the Sun from The Golden CockerelAllegro in B flat major (Les Vendredis, Book II)Overture on Russian Themes, Op 28Symphony No 3: II. ScherzoKashchey the Immortal: Tableau 3Suite from “The Golden Cockerel”: IV. Wedding Feast – Death of King Dodon - Finale Octave (5 Songs “To the Poet”, Op 45)May Night: OvertureSnow Maiden: Act IV FinaleRussian Easter Festival OvertureChants for Holy WeekThe Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya Suite: I. Hymn to NatureFlight of the Bumblebee (Tsar Saltan)Maid of Pskov – OvertureNight on the Bare MountainPolonaise (Christmas Eve Suite)Mlada: Act III, Scenes 2 and 3Mozart & Salieri: Scene 2 (extract)Upon the hills of Georgia, Op 3Presenter: Donald MacleodProducer: Sam Phillips for BBC WalesFor full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001n89 And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z

1hr 9mins

21 Dec 2018

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The Flight of the Bumblebee for flute and piano by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Video Score

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https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/video171 - Virtual Sheet Music presents Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's The Flight of the Bumblebee for flute and piano. Subscribe to the podcast to watch weekly Video Scores from our high quality sheet music collection. This Video Score includes a video with digital sheet music and related MP3 file. It gives you the opportunity to play the music directly from your computer screen and to discover our unique repertoire of high quality digital sheet music.

1min

4 Nov 2013

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The Flight of the Bumblebee for clarinet and piano by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Video Score

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https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/video156 - Virtual Sheet Music presents Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's The Flight of the Bumblebee for clarinet and piano. Subscribe to the podcast to watch weekly Video Scores from our high quality sheet music collection. This Video Score includes a video with digital sheet music and related MP3 file. It gives you the opportunity to play the music directly from your computer screen and to discover our unique repertoire of high quality digital sheet music.

1min

8 Jul 2013