Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op. 35 (dir. Claus Peter Flor)

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Opgenomen zondag 27 november in de grote zaal van De Doelen in Rotterdam.

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Claus Peter Flor

Sheherazade, Op. 35, is a symphonic suite composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, sometimes known as The Arabian Nights, this orchestral work combines two features common to Russian music and of Rimsky-Korsakov in particular: dazzling, colourful orchestration and an interest in the East, which figured greatly in the history of Imperial Russia, as well as orientalism in general. It is considered Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular work. The music was used in a ballet by Michel Fokine. This use of the music was denounced by the Rimsky-Korsakov estate, led by the composer's widow, Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova.

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