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Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

Part Four

Thursday 10 July 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Thursday 10 July 2008 19:00-20:00 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod details the period in the late 1880s, when Rimsky-Korsakov composed a series of orchestral works that would eventually make him famous across the world. But then his life was beset by tragedy and a creative block that seemed insurmountable.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Denza (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov): Neapolitan Song
Anthony Goldstone & Caroline Clemmow (piano duet)
Amphion PHICD127,
Track 10

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture
Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Svetlanov
Helios CDH55137
Track 1

Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada - Suite
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Donald Johanos
Naxos 8550486
Track 9-13

Rimksy-Korsakov: Sadko (Excerpt from Scene 1)
Vladimir Galusin (Sadko (tenor)), Foma Nazarich (first elder(tenor)), Gannadi Bezzubenkov (second elder (bass)), Vladimir Ognovenko (Duda (bass)), Nikolai Gassiev (Sopel (tenor)), Kirov Chorus & Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev
Philips 4421382,
CD1 Track 5-7




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