Scheherazade, Op. 35

Scheherezade (Op. 35) is a symphonic suite written by Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, this work combinates two features typical of both Russian music and Rimksy-Korsakov: a colorful, powerful orchestration and an interest in eastern themes. It is considered to be his most popular work, and it was later used as the basis of a ballet by Michel Fokine.  Though the composer intended to name the movements as Prelude, Ballade, Adagio and Finale he ended setting for programatic titles, albeit vague ones, so that no connection could ... more

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RecordingScheherazade, Op. 35 - I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
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RecordingScheherazade, Op. 35 - II. The Kalendar Prince
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RecordingScheherazade, Op. 35 - III. The Young Prince and The Young Princess
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RecordingScheherazade, Op. 35 - IV. Festival at Baghdad
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RecordingScheherazade, Op. 35 - I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship
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RecordingScheherazade, Op. 35 - II. The Kalendar Prince
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RecordingScheherazade, Op. 35 - III. The Young Prince and The Young Princess
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RecordingScheherazade, Op. 35 - IV. Festival at Baghdad
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