Scheherazade, also commonly Sheherazade (Russian: Шехераза́да, Shekherazáda,), Op. 35, is a symphonic suite composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888 and based on One Thousand and One Nights (also known as The Arabian Nights).
This orchestral work combines two features typical of Russian music and of Rimsky-Korsakov in particular: dazzling, colorful orchestration and an interest in the East, which figured greatly in the history of Imperial Russia, as well as orientalism in general. The name "Scheherazade" refers to the main character Shahrazad of the One Thousand and One Nights. It is considered Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular work.
Performances & Interviews
- Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezadehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zb5bb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zb5bb.jpg2014-05-18T11:38:00.000ZCatherine Bott and conductor Luke Dollman explore Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zb5bt
Rimsky-Korsakov: ScheherezadeCatherine Bott and conductor Luke Dollman explore Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.
- Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazadehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w65s2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w65s2.jpg2014-03-25T11:18:00.000ZHoward Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01w65sg
Rimsky-Korsakov: ScheherazadeHoward Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.