Author Topic: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov(1844-1908)  (Read 25380 times)

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Offline relm1

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Re: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov(1844-1908)
« Reply #180 on: June 14, 2020, 05:21:20 AM »
My favorite of his operas is the Golden Cockerel.  So evocative and you can really see how influential the French had become to the Russians at this time and how Stravinsky would almost immediately take the reigns from where Rimsky-Kosakov left off with The Firebird. 

This is the CD release I have of the complete opera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJnAkpqVDcc

But I also enjoy the very fine suite as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbW12kX6kEQ

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Re: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov(1844-1908)
« Reply #181 on: June 14, 2020, 08:14:45 AM »
My favorite of his operas is the Golden Cockerel.  So evocative and you can really see how influential the French had become to the Russians at this time and how Stravinsky would almost immediately take the reigns from where Rimsky-Kosakov left off with The Firebird. 

This is the CD release I have of the complete opera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJnAkpqVDcc

But I also enjoy the very fine suite as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbW12kX6kEQ

I only know the suite, which is very evocative indeed and quite forward-looking. It definitely shows a more advanced approach to harmony than his more famous earlier works and you’re quite right about it “paving the way” for The Firebird.
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Re: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov(1844-1908)
« Reply #182 on: August 02, 2020, 11:12:17 AM »
I did an edited version of the Third Symphony that takes out a lot of what I felt were "not so good" parts of movements 1-3.  I don't think you can tell where I made the edits.  The link is here if anyone is interested.
  https://youtu.be/O89CjYdiv5A