Capriccio espagnol: and other concert favorites

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Courier Corporation, 1998 - Music - 233 pages
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Full of atmospheric suggestion and luminous tone-painting, Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestration appears at its very best in the descriptive passages of these three concert favorites: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34, a lively and whimsical piece based on Spanish gypsy airs and fandangos; the Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36, a celebratory composition based on liturgical themes; and "Dance of the Buffoons," a sprightly piece from the opera Snow Maiden (A Fairytale of Spring). Authoritative early scores. Notes.

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About the author (1998)

One of the great Russian composers of the nineteenth century, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov is known for the excellence of his orchestration. As a music teacher, Rimsky-Korsakov was of the greatest importance to the development and maintenance of the traditions of the Russian national school. A prolific composer, some of his best-known works include Scheherazade (1888), The Golden Cockerel (1909), Snow Maiden (1882), and Russian Easter Festival overture (1888). Rimsky-Korsakov made use of both the purely Russian idioms and coloristic oriental melodic patterns. Scheherazade is representative of Russian orientalism at its best.

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