Rimsky Korsakov Scheherazade Mvt 1; Phil Orchestra Ormandy

Philadelphia Orchestra: Scheherazade1978

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Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade (4/5)

Moscow Symphony – Arthur Arnold, conductor – Elena Semenova – violin – Live from The Hague.

What are some suites/compositions similar to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade? Looking for fantastical, adventurous, journey-like, even romantic pieces. Preferably lengthier compositions to give a real sense of a journey, like what Scheherazade does.

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To start with, you should look-out other suites by Rimsky-Korsakov – there are some marvellous ones extracted from his operas, such as:Le coq d’or (The Golden Cockerel)The Invisible City of KitezhMladaThe Tale of Tsar SaltanThen you could explore some music by other Russian composers:Glazunov – The King of the JewsGlazunov – The Seasons (a ballet)Ippolitov-Ivanov – Caucasian Sketches (2 suites)Kalinnikov – The Cedar and the PalmTchaikovsky – The Snow MaidenAnd then explore further afield:Grieg – Peer Gynt (I urge you to hear the WHOLE of the incidental music and not just the two popular suites, which place movements in the wrong order and, therefore, ruin the narrative of the story)Respighi – Fountains of Rome; Pines of Rome; Roman Festivals; Brazilian ImpressionsSmetana – Má Vlast (My Country)(a cycle of 6 programmatic symphonic poems)Strauss (Richard) – Eine Alpensinfonie (Alpine Symphony); Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus spake Zoroaster); Don Juan; Don Quixote; Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life); Symphonia Domestica; Till EulenspiegelStravinsky – The Firebird; Petrushka; The Song of the NightingaleSuk – A Summer’s Tale; A Winter’s Tale; Radúz and Mahulena; Pohádka (A Fairy Tale)That should keep you busy for a while.

Del gave you an amazing list, to which I would only suggest adding two works:Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio EspagnolMaurice Ravel – Rapsodie espagnoleThese two have some similarities to Scheherezade in mood and color, and are very exciting orchestral works.

Does anybody know any pieces like Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov? Songs composed in such melancholic-energic melodies, but not as popular as Bach, Beethoven, or Mozart. Songs with violin/ viola solo in high tunes, well, that’s gonna make you plunged in thought and both feel sad and excited 🙂
What do you think of the following pieces?”Sarabande” by Händel:youtube.com/watch?v=LfqpGT3_X7U”Scherzo” from String Quartet No.1 – Op.11 by Tchaikovsky:youtube.com/watch?v=VdXf85rZKkY&feature=related”Zigeunerweisen” by Pablo Sarasate (Spanish composer):youtube.com/watch?v=xir-5oAWxXE&feature=PlayList&p=5F91D78E4EF5E539&playnext_from=PL&index=43&playnext=1I hope you like them!Good luck!

Grieg : Peer Gynt Suite, Symphonic Dances Op. 64.Borodin : Prince Igor – Polovetsian Dances, Petite Suite in 7 movements.

Maybe check out some pieces by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, though he’s pretty popular as classical composers go..in any case I recommend his final Symphony, No.6 in B minor.Might just fit your “melancholic-energic melodies” descriptive.Or Dimitri Shostakovich, try the 3rd (F major) and 8th (C-minor) String Quartets which are rather amazing. Ciao!

Music like Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov?
Rimski was technically a superb composer. Remember that one of his pupils was Stravinsky and I think you would enjoy his his ‘Firebird’. You could look at Ravel too, especially ‘Daphnis and Chloe’.

You could also try some Mussorgsky music, a lot of it was orchestrated by Rimsky-Korsakov so it sounds similar to him.

Borodin : Symphonies , Orchestral works , Prince Igor.Grieg : Peer Gynt, Symphonic Dances, Op. 64,Two Melodies, Op. 53

Check out Ottorino Respighi who was a student of Rimsky-Korsakov at one point. Respighi’s most famous works are his “Roman Trilogy” which have some of the same evocative qualities as Scheherazade. Much of the music of Aaron Copland has that same kind of evocative nature, except it’s American or Latin sounding.Debussy and Ravel also have similar sounding music.

What do you think of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade?
Did Rimsky-Korsakov himself write a piano version of Scheherazade? For Solo, or duo. Or any other crazy ensemble?!
Yes, he arranged it for piano duet (1 piano, 2 players), the score of which you can find here (scroll down the page to about half way):imslp.org/wiki/Scheherazade,_Op.35_(Rimsky-Korsakov,_Nikolai)All the best,

Top 3 favorite works by Rimsky-Korsakov? 1. Russian Easter Festival Overture2. Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op. 303. ScheherazadeYours? :)lol, I like that song but it makes me dizzy sometimes xD:O I committed a classical sin! I didn’t mean to call it a song xD. “I like that piece”. Apologies! LOL xD
Good pick! Rimsky-Korsakov sure was a special composer. My favorites are:1. Scheherazade2. Queen Shemakhan’s Hymn to the Sun from his opera, Le coq d’or ( youtube.com/watch?v=NBwXt_06T9w )3. Song of India from his opera, Sadko ( youtube.com/watch?v=SN7VM2nwgO4 )

BAHHHHHHHHHHHHI LOVE Rimsky-Korsakov.Russian composers were all crazy but super talented >:]My top three would probably be Capriccio Espagnole, Russian Easter Festival Overture & Scheherazade toooo(:I also love Flight of the Bumblebees.

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