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Rimsky-Korsakov—Scheherazade

Lecture no. 21 from the course: The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

Rimsky-Korsakov—Scheherazade

Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg | 46 min | Categories: Music & Fine Arts

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov played a pivotal role in the development of Russian concert music in the 19th century. Learn about his unusual entry into Russian musical life, his vast influence as a teacher, and the literary base of Scheherazade. In this tour-de-force of program music, study the musical “voices” of the Persian princess Scheherazade, the despotic Sultan Shahryar, and the sonic unfolding of four exotic Persian folk tales.

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