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Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Andreyevich    1844-1908    Russia

   Capriccio Espagnol Op 34
       Alborada from Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov)

1    An exuberant full orchestra starts the alborada

       Alborada No.2 from Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov)

1    A new orchestration of the opening alborada

       Fandango AsturiaNo.from Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov)

1    Main theme

       Scena e Canto Gitano.from Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov)

1    First theme of 'Gypsy Song'

2    Second theme

       Variations from Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov)

1    Main tune

       Dance of the Tumblers, from "Snow Maiden" (Rimsky-Korsakov)

1    First theme, by strings, then woodwind, then brass

2    A slightly quieter tune, by violins

3    A slightly ominous snippet, again by strings

   Scheherezade Op 35
       Scheherezade Op 35 (Abridged for chamber ensemble) (Rimsky-Korsakov)

1    Scheherezade Op 35 (Abridged for chamber ensemble)

       Scheherezade Op 35 1st movement - The Sea and Sinbad's Ship (Rimsky-Korsakov)

1    The Sea and Sinbad's Ship, dramatic opening in octaves, possibly depicting the cruel sultan.

2    The 2nd theme, depicting Sheherazade, makes an enormous contrast, a light fluttering tune high up on a solo violin, accompanied by the harp.

3    the 3rd theme on first violins seems to surge higher and higher with the waves, with huge splashes on pizzicato strings.

4    The weather seems to be calming down as the 4th theme, on clarinets and bassoons, appears.

5    The calm after the storm is expressed by this 5th theme played by the flutes.

       Scheherezade Op 35 2nd movement - The Story of the Kalander Prince (Rimsky-Korsakov)

1    The Story of the Kalander Prince opens with Sheherezade's soaring violin theme.

2    The first main theme emerges on the high register of the bassoon, giving a very exotic 'oriental' effect.

3    The 2nd theme is a variant of the first, played by the oboes.

4    The 3rd theme is a strident and dramatic outburst on the trombones, followed by a faster but more subdued echo on the trumpets, in a very distant key.

       Scheherezade Op 35 3rd movement - The Young Prince and Princess (Rimsky-Korsakov)

1    The Young Prince and Princess - 1st theme, possibly representing the princess.

2    The 2nd theme on clarinet is a little livelier, perhaps this is the theme of the Young Prince.

       Scheherezade Op 35 4th movement - Festival at Bagdad (Rimsky-Korsakov)

1    Scheherezade Op 35 4th Movt - Festival at Bagdad, Intro - The Sultan again.

2    The 2nd theme on flutes introduces a lighter, more festive atmosphere.

       Song of India from Sadko (Rimsky-Korsakov)

1    Introductory theme

2    Main theme

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