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dc.contributor.other Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov es
dc.contributor.other Kirov Opera and Orchestra of the Marinsky Theatre es
dc.contributor.other Valery Gergiev es
dc.coverage.spatial St. Petersburg - Russia es
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-30T16:37:08Z
dc.date.available 1999
dc.date.available 2013-05-30T16:37:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2011
dc.date.issued 2013-05-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3242
dc.description.abstract Mainly known for his symphonic works, especially the popular symphonic suite Sheherazade, as well as the Capriccio Espagnol and the Russian Easter Festival Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov left an oeuvre that also included operas, chamber works, and songs. Rimsky-Korsakov's music is accessible and engaging owing to his talent for tone-coloring and brilliant orchestration. Furthermore, his operas are masterful musical evocations of myths and legends. Born in 1844, Rimsky-Korsakov studied the piano as a child but chose a naval career, entering the College of Naval Cadets in St. Petersburg in 1856. However, he continued with piano lessons; in fact, in 1859, Rimsky-Korsakov started working with the French pianist Theodore Canille, through whom he met Balakirev, an important mentor and friend. In 1862, after graduating form the naval school, Rimsky-Korsakov was at sea for two and a half years, devoting his free time to composition. Upon Rimsky-Korsakov's return to St. Petersburg, in 1865, Balakirev conducted his friend's First Symphony, which was hailed as the first important symphonic work by a Russian composer. Rimsky-Korsakov was appointed professor of composition and orchestration at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in 1871. The following year, he married Nadezhda Purgold, a pianist. In 1873, Rimsky-Korsakov left active duty, becoming inspector of navy orchestras, a job which he held until 1884. During the 1870s, Rimsky-Korsakov composed, conducted, and collected Russian folk songs. In 1878, he started composing the opera May Night, after a story by Nikolai Gogol, his first stage work based on a story containing fantastic motifs. Following the production of May Night, in 1880, Rimsky-Korsakov began work on Snow Maiden, based on Nikolai Ostrovsky's poetic retelling of a Slavic myth, which was performed in 1882. Saddened by Mussorgsky's death, in 1881, Rimsky-Korsakov devoted himself to editing his friend's unpublished manuscripts. A master orchestrator, Rimsky-Korsakov felt obliged to help colleagues whose manuscripts needed revision. Thus, in 1887, when Borodin died, Rimsky-Korsakov agreed to orchestrate and complete Borodin's opera Prince Igor. Rimsky-Korsakov wrote the Spanish Capriccio in 1887, completing the Russian Easter Overture and Sheherazade the following year. Having composed these resplendent works, however, Rimsky-Korsakov went through a period of despondency; there were deaths in his family, and, in 1893, Tchaikovsky died. In 1895, Rimsky-Korsakov's Christmas Eve, another opera after a Gogol story, was produced. The composer's subsequent works recreated the rich world of Russian myths and legends. Sadko, completed in 1896, conjured up a medieval Russian legend. In 1901, Rimsky-Korsakov blended the legend of Kitezh and the story of St. Fevroniya to create a complex Christian-pantheistic narrative. Completed in 1905, the year when the politically progressive composer was temporarily dismissed from this teaching post, The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden, was produced in 1907. Rimsky-Korsakov's last opera, The Golden Cockerel, completed in 1907, was inspired by a politically subversive story by Alexander Pushkin. The production of this work was a struggle, because the subject matter aroused suspicions among government censors. The opera was finally produced, in 1909, the year following the composer's death, by a private opera company in Moscow. © Zoran Minderovic, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD 4-- The Legend of the invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya ; Act four Scene 1 : A thicket in the forests of kerzhenets : Oh I can’t go on grishenka (Fevroniya, Kuterma), I’m not a sinner (Kuterma, Fevroniya), Eart our merciful mother! (Fevroniya, Kuterma), What’s happening to me? (Kuterma), Grishenka! (Fevroniya), Let me see : What pretty flowers (Fevroniya), Let me see : What pretty flowers (Fevroniya), The free birds are toning up their voices (Fevroniya, Voice of Alkonost), Is that you radiant light of my eyes (Fevroniya, Ghost of Prince Vsevolod), My hope lives beloved you are intac! (Fevroniya, Ghost), The bridegroom has come (Voice of Sirin, Fevroniya, Ghost), He who partakes of our bread (Ghost, Fevroniya), Lord Jesus (Fevroniya), Transition to scene 2 (Voice of Sirin, Voice of Alkonost)-- Act four Scene 2 : The city of kitezh wondrously transformed : Orchestral introduction, The doors of paradise (Alkonost, Sirin, the people, Fevroniya), Radiant kingdom! (Fevroniya), As on sky-blue flower (The people, Fevroniya, Prince Vsevolod), My the grace of god be with you! (Prince Yury, Fevroniya), Why is the light here so brilliant (Fevroniya, Prince Vsevolod, Prince Yury, Sirin, Alkonost, Page, Poyarok), Stay with us here for ever more (The people, Fevroniya, Sirin, Alkonost, Prince Vsevolod, Prince Yury), Stay with us here for ever more (The people, Prince Vsevolod, Fevroniya, Prince Yury), Grishenka even thought you are feeble in mind (Fevroniya, Poyarok, Prince Yury, the people)-- es
dc.format.extent 55:44min es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (55 min.,44 seg) : Stereo 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.m Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 741412759 es
dc.subject.lcsh Operas es
dc.title 5 Operas es
dc.title.alternative The Legend of the invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya Act IV es
dc.title.alternative Five Operas es
dc.title.alternative Cinq Opéras es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Decca Music Group Limited es
dc.identifier.classification 028947827054 es
dc.subject.cdu Ri.06 es


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