Tale of Tsar Saltan

The Tale of Tsar Saltan is an opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and libretto by Vladimir Belsky, based on the poem of the same name by Aleksandr Pushkin. Written in 1899–1900 to coincide with Pushkin's centenary, it was first performed in 1900 in Moscow, The lengthy full title of both the opera and the poem is The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of his Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Gvidon Saltanovich and of the Beautiful Princess-Swan.  The music is composed in the manner of Rimsky-Korsakov's operas after Snowmaiden, i.e., having a more or less continuous musical texture throughout a ... more

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Sheet Music The Tale of Tsar Saltan - Flight of the Bumblebee (Complete Score) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Tale of Tsar Saltan - Prologue (St. Petersburg: Bessel, n.d.) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Tale of Tsar Saltan - Preliminaries (St. Petersburg: Bessel, n.d.) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Tale of Tsar Saltan - Introduction to Act I (St. Petersburg: Bessel, n.d.) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Tale of Tsar Saltan - Act I (St. Petersburg: Bessel, n.d.) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Tale of Tsar Saltan - Introduction to Act II (St. Petersburg: Bessel, n.d.) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Tale of Tsar Saltan - Act II (St. Petersburg: Bessel, n.d.) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Tale of Tsar Saltan - Act III, Tableau 1 (St. Petersburg: Bessel, n.d.) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Tale of Tsar Saltan - Act III, Tableau 2 (St. Petersburg: Bessel, n.d.) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Tale of Tsar Saltan - Act IV, Tableau 1 (St. Petersburg: Bessel, n.d.) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Tale of Tsar Saltan - Act IV, Tableau 2 (with outside back cover) (St. Petersburg: Bessel, n.d.) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Tale of Tsar Saltan - Flight of the Bumblebee -- piano-vocal score excerpt from Act III, Tableau 1 PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Tale of Tsar Saltan - Introduction to Act II PreviewFavoriteDownload

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