Spanish Capriccio, Op.34 (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay)

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Engraver Leipzig: C.G. Röder.
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, 1887. Plate 97.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, n.d.(ca.1924). Plate 3320.
Leipzig: Eulenburg, Ed.842, n.d. Plate E.E. 6451.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, n.d.(ca.1924). Plate 3320.
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Engraver Leipzig: C.G. Röder.
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, 1887. Plate 98.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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Arranger Frank Winterbottom (1861–1930)
Publisher. Info. Hawkes' Journal, No.459
London: Hawkes & Son, 1923. Plate H & S 6095
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Arranger Aleksandr Schaefer (1866–1914)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, 1888*. Plate 2112
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, 1887. Plate 99.
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Arranger Aleksandr Winkler (1865-1935)
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, 1924. Plate 3256
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General Information

Work Title Spanish Capriccio
Alternative. Title Каприччио на испанские темы ; Испанское каприччио ; Capriccio espagnol ; Capriccio on Spanish Themes
Composer Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.34
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements:
  1. Alborada
  2. Variazioni
  3. Alborada
  4. Scena e canto gitano
  5. Fandango asturiano
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1887
First Publication. 1888 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff
  • Full score. Plate 97
  • Parts. Plate 98
  • Piano 4 hands arr. Plate 99.
Dedication Artists of the Imperial Opera in St. Petersburg
Average DurationAvg. Duration 16 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes (2nd also English horn), 2 clarinets (B, A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B, A), 3 trombones, tuba
Timpani, bass drum, drum, triangle, cymbals, tambourine, castanets, harp, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information Based on a projected Fantasia on Spanish Themes for violin and orchestra
Also arranged for piano 4 hands by Rimsky-Korsakov.


Misc. Comments

The dedication to the 67 members of the Imperial Russian Opera Orchestra of St Petersburg specifies the first performance was on the 31st of October 1887 with the composer at the helm.