The Tale of Tsar Saltan (opera) (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay)

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Ambox notice.pngFor the concert suite from this work, see The Tale of Tsar Saltan (suite), Op.57.


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 Flight of the Bumblebee (Act III)
#297560 - 1.16MB - 1:16 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - - !N/!N/!N - 2080x

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Larrysimons (2013/11/5)

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Woodside Park Philharmonia, directed by Larry Simons

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Woodside Park Philharmonia

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Flight of the Bumblebee (Act III)

For 4 Recorders (Olschewski)

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Teddymax (2013/9/29)

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Finale 2011

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teddymaxProduction

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AATB recorders

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For Piano solo (Rachmaninoff)

 MIDI Performance (EU)
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Reccmo (2012/3/18)

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Synthesized MIDI

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Jürgen Knuth

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Flight of the Bumblebee (Act III)

 Complete Score
#99876 - 0.16MB, 23 pp. -  5.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (29) - !N/!N/!N - 25600x

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alan850627 (2011/4/24)

PMLP03170-Flight of the Bumblebee-score.pdf
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Alan Chen

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Alan Chen

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"Revised edition"

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Vocal Scores

Complete

 Preliminaries
#21080 - 1.23MB, 6 (#1-3) pp. -  4.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/C - 1525x

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Lyle Neff (2008/8/20)

 Prologue
#21081 - 5.70MB, 27 (#5-31) pp. -  5.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/17 - 981x

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Lyle Neff (2008/8/20)

 Introduction to Act I
#21082 - 1.75MB, 7 (#32-38) pp. -  4.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/17 - 749x

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Lyle Neff (2008/8/20)

 Act I
#21083 - 18.50MB, 64 (#39-102) pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/17 - 966x

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Lyle Neff (2008/8/20)

 Introduction to Act II
#21141 - 1.38MB, 7 (#103-109) pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/17 - 587x

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Lyle Neff (2008/8/20)

 Act II
#21142 - 6.85MB, 40 (#110-149) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/17 - 892x

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Lyle Neff (2008/8/20)

 Act III, Scene 1
#21143 - 2.91MB, 13 (#150-162) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/17 - 2565x

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Lyle Neff (2008/8/20)

 Act III, Scene 2
#21144 - 7.93MB, 38 (#163-200) pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/17 - 942x

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Lyle Neff (2008/8/20)

 Act IV, Scene 1
#21145 - 4.31MB, 26 (#201-226) pp. -  3.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/17 - 702x

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Lyle Neff (2008/8/20)

 Introduction to Last Scene
#21146 - 1.79MB, 10 (#227-236) pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/17 - 577x

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Lyle Neff (2008/8/20)

 Act IV, Scene 2 (with outside back cover)
#21147 - 6.34MB, 46 (#237-281) pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/17 - 636x

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Lyle Neff (2008/8/20)

PMLP03170-Rimsky Saltan vs 0Prelimiaries.pdf
Language:

Russian / German

Publisher Info.:

St. Petersburg: Bessel, n.d. (1901). Plate 4849.

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Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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Censor's date 13 July 1900, 1910 copyright claim.

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Flight of the Bumblebee (Act III)

For Voice and Piano (Rimsky-Korsakov)

 Complete Score
#29126 - 1.00MB, 4 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 5337x

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Lyle Neff (2009/3/2)

PMLP03170-Rimsky Saltan vs Act3 Tableau1 FlightOfBb.pdf
Publisher Info.:

St. Petersburg: Bessel, n.d. (1901). Plate 4849.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Excerpted from Act III, Scene 1, of the original piano-vocal score.

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Introduction (Act II)

For Piano 4 hands (Rimskaya-Korsakova)

 Complete Score
#90029 - 0.98MB, 18 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 3896x

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Carolus (2011/1/13)

SIBLEY1802.13848.5c7a-39087011327865no 2.pdf
Arranger:

Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova (1848-1919) - not credited

Publisher Info.:

St. Peterburg: V. Bessel & Co., n.d.(1901). Plate 4868.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Flight of the Bumblebee (Act III)

For 4 Recorders (Olschewski)

 Complete Score
#297639 - 0.06MB, 5 pp. -  8.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - !N/!N/!N - 615x

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Teddymax (2013/9/30)

 Alto recorder 1
#297640 - 0.03MB, 2 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10) - !N/!N/!N - 210x

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 Alto recorder 2
#297641 - 0.03MB, 2 pp. -  9.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9) - !N/!N/!N - 62x

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Teddymax (2013/9/30)

 Tenor recorder
#297642 - 0.02MB, 2 pp. -  9.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9) - !N/!N/!N - 83x

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Teddymax (2013/9/30)

 Bass recorder
#297643 - 0.02MB, 2 pp. -  9.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9) - !N/!N/!N - 117x

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Teddymax (2013/9/30)

PMLP03170-Hummelflug.pdf
Arranger:

Maximilian Olschewski

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For 2 Flutes (Maravillas)

 Complete score
#268491 - 0.19MB, 6 pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - !N/!N/!N - 2270x

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Maravillas (2013/2/4)

PMLP03170-The Flight of the Bumble-Bee.pdf
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Maravillas

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Maravillas

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For Oboe and Piano (Siguir)

 Complete Score and Part
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Daphnis (2011/1/18)

PMLP03170-Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee (trans. Siguir - oboe and piano).pdf
Arranger:

Paul Siguir

Publisher Info.:

Paris: W. Bessel, n.d.(ca.1929). Plate W. 8407 B.

Reprinted:

Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d. (ca.2000). Catalog 8599.

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For Clarinet and Piano (Rosanoff)

 Piano score, Clarinet part
#298628 - 0.65MB, 9 pp. -  4.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7) - V/V/V - 1390x

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Schalltrichter (2013/10/8)

PMLP03170-R-K Bumble arr Rosa.pdf
Arranger:

Sergey Rosanov (1870–1937)

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Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.

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For Piano solo (Rachmaninoff)

 Complete Score (EU)
#06213 - 0.23MB, 6 pp. -  6.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/27/14 - 5663x

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Daphnis (2007/5/22)

Arranger:

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1874–1943)

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New York: Carl Fischer, 1931. Plate P.1923.

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 Complete Score (EU)
#12084 - 0.24MB, 5 (#77-81) pp. -  9.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7) - V/27/14 - 2713x

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Guifre (2007/8/19)

Arranger:

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1874–1943)

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Moscow: Muzyka, n.d. (ca.1960).

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Public Domain - Non-PD US [tag/del]

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This file is from the MIT archive project.

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 Complete Score (EU)
#00896 - 0.13MB, 4 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V/27/14 - 1287x

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Funper (2006/4/19)

Arranger:

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1874–1943)

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Izbrannie pesy dlia fortepiano
Moscow: Muzyka, 1970.

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Public Domain - Non-PD US [tag/del]

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The "Op.15 No.2" is for a song transcription. Low resolution!

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 Complete Score (EU)
#39254 - 0.25MB, 7 pp. -  5.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - !N/27/14 - 913x

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Notnd (2009/9/13)

Arranger:

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1874–1943)

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Notnd

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 Complete Score (EU)
#190720 - 1.31MB, 4 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/27/14 - 1058x

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Reccmo (2012/3/18)

 Engraving files (Capella) (EU)
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Reccmo (2012/3/18)

Arranger:

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1874–1943)

Editor:

Jürgen Knuth

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Altena: Jürgen Knuth

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The Three Wonders (Act IV)

For Piano 4 hands (Rimskaya-Korsakova)

 Complete Score
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Carolus (2011/1/12)

SIBLEY1802.13849.e73c-39087011327865no 3.pdf
Arranger:

Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova (1848-1919) - not credited

Publisher Info.:

St. Peterburg: V. Bessel & Co., n.d.(1901). Plate 4849.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Introduction to Act IV, Scene 2, of the opera
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General Information

Work Title The Tale of Tsar Saltan
Alternative Title The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of his Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Guidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Swan Princess (Сказка о Царе Салтане, о сыне его славном и могучем богатыре Князе Гвидоне Салтановиче и о прекрасной Царевне Лебеди)
Composer Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay
Movements/Sections Prologue and 4 acts
Year/Date of Composition 1899–1900
First Performance 1900-11-03 – Moscow: Solodovnikov Theatre
Nikolay Mutin (Tsar Saltan), Yelena Tsvetkova (Tsaritsa Militrisa), Aleksandra Rostovtseva (Tkachikha), Adelaida Veretennikova (Povarikha), Varvara Strakhova (Babarikha), Anton Sekar-Rozhansky (Tsarevich Gvidon), Nadezhda Zabela-Vrubel (Tsarevna Swan-Bird), Vasily Schafer (Old grandfather), Nikolay Shevelyov (Courier), Mikhail Levandovsky (Skomorokh), Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (conductor)
First Publication 1901 – St. Petersburg: Bessel.
  • Vocal score, 281 pages. Plate 4849.

1904 – St. Petersburg: Bessel.

  • Full score, 462 pages (lithographed from a manuscript). Plate 4882.
Librettist Vladimir Belsky (1866–1946), after Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837)
Language Russian
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: Tsar Saltan (Царь Салтан) (bass) ; Tsaritsa Militrisa (Царица Милитриса) (soprano) ; Tkachikha (Ткачиха) (mezzo-soprano) ; Povarikha (Повариха) (soprano) ; Babarikha (Бабариха) (contralto) ; Tsarevich Gvidon (Царевич Гвидон) (tenor) ; Tsarevna Swan-Bird (Царевна Лебедь) (soprano) ; Old grandfather (Старый дед) (tenor) ; Courier (Гонец) (baritone) ; Skomorokh (Скоморох) (bass) + mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets/bass clarinet, 2 bassoons/contrabassoon + 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba + timpani, percussion + 2 harps, strings
Related Works See also the orchestral suite from the opera (Op.57)
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