Composer of the Week: Rimsky-Korsakov

Composer of the Week: Rimsky-Korsakov: From Five to One

Episode 1 Composer of the Week: Rimsky-Korsakov: From Five to One

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Summary

Donald Macleod explores the composer's final decades through the lens of his biographer, who admired his subject every bit as much as Dr Johnson's famous chronicler Boswell. Rimsky-Korsakov. Fantasia on Serbian Themes. USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Evgeny Svetlanov. Scheherazade (final movement). New York Philharmonic, Glenn Dichterow (violin), conductor Kurt Masur. Mlada (Act III Scene 4-5). Vladimir Markov (tenor: Yaromir), Great Choir of the All-Union Radio, Great Symphony Orchestra, conductor Evgeny Svetlanov. Russian Easter Festival Overture. Seattle Symphony, conductor Gerard Schwarz.. The Beauty, Op 51 No 4. Alexey Martynov (tenor), Aristote Konstantinidi (piano).

Cast & Crew

Presenter Donald Macleod
Producer Michael Surcombe
Music