Synopses & Reviews
Composed in 1888 by a Russian master of orchestration and luminous tone-painting, this shimmering, evocative musical treatment of the legend of the storytelling sultana is imbued with exotic Near Eastern moods and the subtle flavor of Russian folk music.A beloved symphonic composition.
One of the world's most beloved symphonic compositions, Scheherazade is a shimmering, evocative musical treatment of the legend of the sultan's wife who staved off certain death by entertaining her husband with fascinating stories for 1,001 nights.
Imbued with exotic New Eastern moods and the subtle flavor of Russian folk music, this lyrical masterpiece -- a staple of the orchestral repertoire for more than a century -- contains four parts:
I. The sea and Sinbad's ship
II. The narrative of Prince Kalandar
III. The Young prince and the young princess
IV. Festival in Baghdad. The sea. Conclusion
Reproduced here from the authoritative Belaieff edition, the score appears with bar-numbered movements. Ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall, this affordable, high-quality, conveniently sized volume will be the edition of choice for music students and music lovers alike.
x Standard authoritative editions of the most studied works
x Bar-numbered movements, with ample bottom margins for notes and analysis
A shimmering, evocative musical treatment of the legend of the storytelling Sultana, imbued with exotic Near Eastern moods and the subtle flavor of Russian folk music.
Table of Contents
I. The sea and Sinbad's ship -- II. The narrative of the Prince Kalandar -- III. The young prince and the young princess -- IV. The festival in Baghdad ; The sea ; Conclusion.