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

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