The Demon

The Demon (Демон) is an 1871 opera in three acts (six scenes) by Rubinstein on a libretto by Pavel Viskovatov, based on the poem of the same name by Mikhail Lermontov. The same had been banned as sacrilegious until 1860, and its popularity and lurid story made it excellent material for a libretto. The opera premiered in St. Petersburg in 1875, under Eduard Nápravník, withstage design was by Mikhayil Bocharov, Matvey Shishkov, and Lagorio. It was published the following year. Rubinstein invited several musicians of the group known as The Five, including ... more

This piece contains the following parts:

  Song Title Performer License Download HD
The Demon - Opera - Act I Intro Scenes 1 & 2a
The Demon - Opera - Act I Scenes 2b & 3
The Demon - Opera - Act I Scenes 3b & Act II
The Demon - Opera - Act II contd
The Demon - Opera - Act II end Act III Scenes 1,2
The Demon - Opera - Act III Scenes 2 end

Anton Rubinstein

Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein was a Russian-Jewish pianist, composer and conductor. As a pianist he was regarded as a rival of Franz Liszt, ...
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