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A Short Ride to Vesuvius

How Polish nursery tunes remembered from the cradle and a ditty about a funicular ride up Mount Vesuvius provided two unlikely sources of inspiration for Rimsky-Korsakov.

Polish nursery tunes remembered from the cradle and a ditty about a funicular ride up Mount Vesuvius provide two unlikely sources of inspiration for the Russian composer in his final years. Plus we hear Rachmaninov's interpretation of Rimsky-Korsakov's most famous work refracted through the lens of the so-called 'reproducing piano', designed to preserve performances by the greats at the dawn of the recording age.

Neapolitan Song
Anthony Goldstone, piano
Caroline Clemmow, piano

Pan Voyevoda: Mazurka
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Bystrík Režucha, conductor

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 56 No 2
Natalia Gerassimova, soprano ,
Vladimir Skanavy, piano

Dubinushka, Op 62
USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor

The Golden Cockerel: Suite
Russian National Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor

Flight of the Bumble Bee
Sergei Rachmaninov, reproducing piano.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 16 Sep 2016 18:30

Music Played

  • Luigi Denza

    Neapolitan Song

    Performer: Anthony Goldstone. Performer: Caroline Clemmow.
    • AMPHION: PHICD127.
    • AMPHION.
    • 10.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Pan Voyevoda - Suite From The Opera Op.59

    Conductor: Bystrík Režucha. Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia.
    • MARCO POLO: HK8220438.
    • MARCO POLO.
    • 5.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.56 no.2

    Performer: Katia Skanavi. Singer: Наталья Герасимова.
    • CHANT DU MONDE : LDC 288-040.
    • CHANT DU MONDE.
    • 25.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Dubinushka [the Little Oat Stick] Op.62

    Orchestra: Ussr R S O. Conductor: Vladimir Fedoseyev.
    • OCD : ocd-227.
    • OCD.
    • 1.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Golden Cockerel - Suite

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : dg-447 084 2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 9.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    (Rimsky-Korsakov) Flight Of The Bumble-Bee,

    Ensemble: Sergey Rachmaninov.
    • TELARC : CD-80489.
    • TELARC.
    • 3.

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