Rimsky-Korsakov Performed by his Contemporaries.
Russian Singers of the Past: Rimsky-Korsakov performed by his Contemporaries 2. Russian Disc 033. CD.
Dance of the Persian maidens from the opera Khovanshchina Performed by the Mariinsky Orchestra. Marina Mnishek and the Pretender’s duet from the opera Boris Godunov Performed by Nadezhda Serdyuk and Yevgeny Akimov. Marfa’s fortune-telling scene from the opera Khovanshchina Performed by Nadezhda Serdyuk. The romance The Flea (Mephistopheles’ Song in Auerbach’s Tavern) Performed by Sergei Aleksashkin. The scene of Boris’ death from the opera Boris Godunov Performed by Askar Abdrazakov. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Marfa’s aria from Act IV of the opera The Tsar’s Bride Performed by Anastasia Kalagina. Grigory Gryaznoi’s aria from the opera The Tsar’s Bride Performed by Viktor Chernomortsev.
Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov was one of most inventive and skilled orchestrators of all time, and a major influence on Russian classical music. He had the ability to create astonishingly rich and creative orchestral sound worlds. His talent was not the product of extensive practice, but some innate, maybe even divine, gift. He was also a member of "The Five", that innovative group of Russian composers who blazed a trail by creating uniquely nationalist music. Rimsky Korsakov was born in 1844 near St Petersburg, into a noble family. His parents were slightly musical, and noticed that their son had a perfect ear for music. But little Rimsky-Korsakov was more interested in literature than his piano lessons! Traditionally, the men in the family joined the military. So young Nikolai copied his much older brothers and joined the Imperial Russian Navy as a cadet. While in Naval College, Rimsky-Korsakov indulged his ears.
Rimsky-Korsakov was one of the most respected and talented music professors of the 19th century – he originally graduated from the Naval Academy, but devoted his whole life to music. The summit of his achievement was the completion of his 15 operas, which were mostly composed to stories of Russian history and fairytales. He studied Russian folklore with great fondness and used it, where possible, in his works. Many events in his life are connected with his teaching career at the St. Petersburg Musical Conservatory. He had long refuted the need for composers to undergo musical training, before.
|The Maid of Pskov (Pskovityanka) (standard version), opera in 3 acts with a prologue|
|May Night (Mayskaya noch'), comic opera in 3 acts|
|4||Song about Mayor||1:55|
|The Snow Maiden (Snegurochka) (ii), opera ("springtime tale") in 4 acts with a prologue|
|Sadko, opera in 3 (or 5) acts|
|14||Recitative and Aria||4:16|
|18||Song of the Varangian Merchant||3:02|
|19||Song of the Indian Merchant||3:36|
|20||Song of the Venetian Merchant||2:43|
|21||Song of the Venetian Merchant||2:59|
Title: Rimsky-Korsakov Performed by his Contemporaries
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