Scheherazade (Russian: Шехерaзада, Shekherazada in transliteration), Op. 35, is a symphonic poem composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, sometimes 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. It is considered Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular work. The music was used in a ballet by Michel Fokine. This use of the music was denounced by the Rimsky-Korsakov estate, led by the composer's widow, Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova.


VIDEO: Gran presentación de la Orquesta Filarmónica de Viena dirigida por Valery Gergiev, interpretando la famosa obra "Scheherazada" del compositor ruso Nikolai Rimsky-Korsavov, en el Festival de Salzburgo 2005. Great presentation of Vienna Phiharmonic conducted by russian Maestro Valery Gergiev, playing the russian work "Scheherazade" of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, at Salzburg Festival 2005.

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