Scena e canto gitano V. Fandango asturiano Composed First performance: October 31, , St. Imperial Orchestra cond.
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Scena e canto gitano V. Fandango asturiano Composed First performance: October 31, , St. Imperial Orchestra cond. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The concertmaster still does have a few solo turns, but in the final version, Rimsky-Korsakov lets the whole orchestra contribute their special effects to recreating the Spanish countryside. In the alboradas dawn songs of the first and third movements, we hear the promise of heat later in the day.
Often these were performed on bagpipes with a hand drum as accompaniment, so each of the blistering solos by the clarinet and violin unfold over a punctuated drone the drone of the bagpipes with tambourine and snare drum omnipresent in the tutti sections.
Rimsky-Korsakov then turns to the fandango—the most widespread of the Spanish dances—for his finale. Every section of the orchestra takes its turn leading the dance famous or infamous for its sensuality before finishing in a riotous whirl of colors.
At the age of twelve, he left home to attend a naval college in St. Petersburg for the next six years. Despite what looked like a career choice in favor of the navy, he had an abiding interest in music, fueled during those years by lessons with various private teachers.
A meeting and private lessons with Balakirev further stimulated his interest in composition. In , he embarked on an around-the-world trip on a clipper ship and managed to write his Symphony No. Finally, inspired by Balakirev, Cui, Mussorgsky, and Borodin, he decided to devote himself to composition as a career.
Although all were dedicated to the advancement of Russian Nationalism, only Rimsky-Korsakov and Balakirev were professional musicians. The others were physicists, chemists, and civil servants who often had to be forced to finish their compositions. As a young composer, Rimsky-Korsakov used instinct and experiment rather than formal training in technique. In fact, when he was appointed as the first Professor of Composition at the St.
He had particular genius in orchestration and is widely accepted as an equal to both Berlioz and Richard Strauss. As the principal teacher of Igor Stravinsky, his influence would extend far into the 20th century. Out of gratitude, Rimsky-Korsakov dedicated the work to the orchestra. The work is in five movements to be played without pause: I. An albarada, a type of morning serenade begins with a brilliant outburst in the full orchestra and ends with quiet arpeggios in the solo violin.
A set of five variations on a theme introduced by the horn quartet ends with rapid chromatic scales in the solo flute. A version of the opening albarada in a different key with a clarinet in place of the violin at the end. A Scene and Gypsy Song introduced by virtuoso cadenzas in the horns and trumpets, violin, flute, clarinet, and harp. The gypsy song that follows is combined with fragments from the cadenzas.
A fandango a type of Andalusian dance in the full orchestra is followed by the opening albarado functioning as a coda to the entire work. Concert is Canceled.
Structure Edit The work has five movements, divided into two parts comprising the first three and the latter two movements respectively.. The first movement, Alborada, is a festive and exciting dance, typically from traditional Asturian music to celebrate the rising of the sun. The second movement, Variazioni, begins with a melody in the horn section. Variations of this melody are then repeated by other instruments and sections of the orchestra. The third movement, Alborada, presents the same Asturian dance as the first movement. The two movements are nearly identical, in fact, except that this movement has a different instrumentation and key. It is then followed by a dance in triple time leading attacca into the final movement.
Capriccio Espagnol | Nikolaï Rimsky-Korsakov for Clarinet Octet
None discovered thus far. Program Notes Capriccio Espagnol, Op. Rimsky-Korsakov originally intended to write the work for a solo violin with orchestra, but later decided that a purely orchestral work would do better justice to the lively melodies. The work has five movements, divided into two parts comprising the first three and the latter two movements respectively.
Rimsky-Korsakov - Alborada from Capriccio Espagnol sheet music for Clarinet
Spanish Capriccio, Op.34 (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay)