rimski korsakov

Anna Naumenko Анна Науменко, Darya Elmakova Дарья Ельмакова, Svetlana Smirnova Светлана Смирнова and Anna Ignatyeva Анна Игнатьева, soloists at the Leonid Yacobson Ballet performing Vincenzo Bellini’s “Pas de Quatre” choreography by Leonid Yacobson, 2014 Gala Concert Day of Dance, Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory (April 29). The concert commemorated the 110th birth anniversary of Pyotr Gusev, Leonid Yacobson and George Balanchine.


Photographer Nikolay Krusser

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Anna Naumenko, Darya Elmakova, Svetlana Smirnova and Anna Ignatyeva

2014 Gala Concert Day of Dance, Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory

Photo © Nikolay Krusser

Tonight, I went to see a classical concert

(Don’t get me started on how brilliant Vadim Gluzman is, he’s basically a God with a violin)

During the second part (Rimski-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, for the music lovers among you ;)) I couldn’t help but notice a heated eye-exchange between the first violin and one of the percussionists (who rolled the sleeves of his tuxedo to play, mind you)

Naturally I started to imagine an AU with Blaine as the first violin (blame young Darren’s pictures for that) and Kurt as the percussionist …

Can someone write this for me ? Please ?

otherwise I can do it myself but seriously please ?

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Anna Naumenko Анна Науменко, Darya Elmakova Дарья Ельмакова, Svetlana Smirnova Светлана Смирнова and Anna Ignatyeva Анна Игнатьева, soloists at the Leonid Yacobson Ballet performing Vincenzo Bellini’s “Pas de Quatre” choreography by Leonid Yacobson, 2014 Gala Concert Day of Dance, Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory (April 29). The concert commemorated the 110th birth anniversary of Pyotr Gusev, Leonid Yacobson and George Balanchine.


Photographer Nikolay Krusser

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Rimski-Korsakov - Scheherazade / The tale of Prince Calender

I’m seriously just listening to it and letting the tears roll down my cheek because it’s hauntingly beautiful

The repetition of the main melody is so perfect, i …

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The Rose Enslaved the Nightingale (Plenivshis’ rozoy, solovey)

… or any variation of the title thereof in whichever language you wish.

Op. 2 - No. 2

N. Rimsky-Korsakov - Anna Netrebko

There are only two words I can come up with to describe this song:

Damn Beautiful.

Tchaikovsky’s grave site, Tikhvin Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Monastery. Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Mussorgsky, Glinka, and Balakirev are buried nearby.

Classic Classical Pieces (prt. 2)

Credit goes to preciousnugget

Another tracklist of all the classical pieces you probably know of but never knew the names of.

Listen

Symphony No. 5 [1] Beethoven // Symphony No. 5 [3] Beethoven // Requiem in D Minor [Dies Irae] Mozart // Requiem in D Minor [Lacrimosa] Mozart // Cello Suite 1 Bach // Adagio for Strings Barber // Lullaby Brahms // The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Dukas // Carnival of the Animals [Aquarium] Saint-Saëns // Carnival of the Animals [The Swan] Saint-Saëns // Carnival of the Animals [Finale] Saint-Saëns // Bugler’s Dream Léo Arnaud // Flight of the Bumblebee Rimsky-Korsakov // Symphony No. 7 [2] Beethoven // Minuet Boccherini // Air on the G String Bach // Lohengrin [Bridal Chorus] Wagner // Barber Of Seville [Largo Al Factotum] Rossini // Gymnopédie [1] Satie // Music for the Royal Fireworks Handel // Magic Flute [Queen of the Night] Mozart // Messiah [Halleluja Chorus] Handel // Hungarian Rhapsody [2] Liszt // Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) [1] Beethoven // Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) [2] Beethoven // The Planets Suite [Mars] Gustav Holst // The Planets Suite [Jupiter] Gustav Holst // Thieving Magpie Overture Rossini // Blue Danube Waltz Strauss // Hungarian Dance No. 5 Brahms // Peter and the Wolf [The Story Begins] Prokofiev // Moonlight Sonata Beethoven // Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Bach // Trovatore: Anvil Chorus Verdi // The Skater’s Waltz Waldteufel // Water Music [Hornpipe] Handel // Danse Macabre Saint-Saëns // Piano Sonata No. 16 Mozart // Romeo and Juliet [Dance of the Knights] Prokofiev // Turandot [Nessun Dorma] Puccini // Symphony No. 9 [2] Beethoven // Symphony No. 9 [4] Beethoven

As far as listening goes, my favourite for mornings is Chopin. Also Bach, Ravel, Smetana, and Vivaldi. Mozart too I guess, but the earlier stuff.

The only composers I can listen to after midnight are Beethoven, Dvorak, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and Eric Whitacre.

John Williams is good for like… 2 pm

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Anna Naumenko Анна Науменко, Darya Elmakova Дарья Ельмакова, Svetlana Smirnova Светлана Смирнова and Anna Ignatyeva Анна Игнатьева, soloists at the Leonid Yacobson Ballet performing Vincenzo Bellini’s “Pas de Quatre” choreography by Leonid Yacobson, 2014 Gala Concert Day of Dance, Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory (April 29). The concert commemorated the 110th birth anniversary of Pyotr Gusev, Leonid Yacobson and George Balanchine.


Photographer Nikolay Krusser

Summer Reading for Music Composition Majors

Or any other music majors, or anyone else interested in music. Just a few books that you will enjoy:

-“This is Your Brain on Music” by Daniel J. Levitin
About how music works and how humans experience it. Constantly stimulating throughout.

-“Principles of Orchestration” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
The famous treatise on orchestration. A great place to begin your studies in that area, or expand them if you already have.

-“Composers on Music” edited by Sam Morgenstern
An anthology of composers’ writings. Fascinating and full of insight and advice you can’t always get in class.

-“A History of Musical Style” by Richard L. Crocker
A good read even if you’ve already taken music history. Gives you a concise and compact explanation of the evolution of musical style.

-A hymnal.
Somehow get a hymnal. Study the counterpoint. Play it at the piano. You could learn so much you might surprise yourself!

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade - op. 35

I love this. I can’t listen to this enough. I didn’t realize I had been listening to it for 45 minutes because I love it that much.