Ruslan and Lyudmila

Mikhail Glinka wrote his five-act opera Ruslan and Lyudmila (Руслан и Людмила, Ruslan i Lyudmila) between 1837 and 1842, based on a poem of the same name published by Alexander Psuhkin in 1820. The libretto to Glinka's opera was written by Valerian Shirkov, Nestor Kukolnik and N. A. Markevich, among others. It was premiered in 1842 in Saint Petersburg. As with his other popular opera A Life for the Tsar, Glinka's Ruslan features prominent folkloric elements, as well as numerous eastern influences (it is one of the first recorded uses ... more

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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Overture
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Act I, no. 1: Introduction
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Act I, no. 2: Ludmila's Cavatina
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Act I, no. 3: Finale I
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Act II, nos. 4 to 6a
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Act II, nos. 7 to 10
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Act III, nos. 11 to 15
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Act III, no.1 6: Finale III
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Act IV, nos. 17 to 20
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Act IV, no. 19 bis, no. 20 bis
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Act IV, nos. 21 to 22
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Act V, nos. 23 to 26
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Act V, no. 27: Finale
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Act V, no. 27bis: Finale (continued)
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Sheet Music Ruslan and Lyudmila - Appendix
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RecordingRuslan and Lyudmila - Overture
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