Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov [1844-1908]: The Invisible City of Kitezh [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

On March 18

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Σαν σήμερα, 18 Μαρτίου 1844 γενήθηκε στο Tikhvin ο Νικολάι Ρίμσκυ – Κόρσακοφ, από τους σημαντικότερους Ρώσους συνθέτες του 19ου αι. Υπήρξε μέλος της ομάδας των 5 [Κόρσακοφ, Κούι, Μουσόργκσκι, Μπαλακίρεφ, Μποροντίν], συνθετών που ενδιαφέρθηκαν για την ανάπτυξη μιας “ρωσικής” σχολής σύνθεσης. Ο Κόρσακοφ θεωρείται ένας από τους μεγαλύτερους ενορχηστρωτές όλων των εποχών. Από το εκτενές συνθετικό του έργο, κυρίως όπερες και μουσική δωματίου, διαλέγουμε την ορχηστρική σουίτα από την όπερα “Ο Θρύλος της Αόρατης Πόλης του Kitezh”. Προσωπικά, σε διάφορα στιγμιότυπα, ακούω τον Philip Glass να αναγγέλεται εν πλήρει δόξη. Την Συμφωνική Ορχήστρα της Πράγας διευθύνει ο Vaclav Smetacek.

On this date, March 18, 1844, Nikolai Rimsky – Korsakov, one of the prominent Russian composers of the 19th century was born in Tikhvin. He was a member of the group of 5 [Korsakov, Kui, Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Borodin], composers interested in developing a “Russian” composition school. Korsakov is considered one of the greatest arrangers of all time. From his extensive compositional work, mainly operas and chamber music, we choose the orchestral suite from the opera “The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh”. Personally, in various snapshots, I hear Philip Glass announcing himself in full form here… The Prague Symhpony Orchestra is conducted by Vaclav Smetacek.

…and from me:

Trio in C Minor for Piano, Violin and Violoncello

Oistrakh Trio:
Lev Oborin / Sviatoslav Knushevitzky / David Oistrakh
Stay Safe!🏡

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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