"Apart from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
's beautiful music, the question I asked myself was: what are the reasons for performing this ballet today?" said Mujic.
Young Serbian violinist Nemanja Raduloviyc will be the soloist of that concert, the program of which will feature works by Erwin Schulhoff, Max Bruch and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
The concert also featured a fantastic and exhilarating appearance by vibraphone player Andrei Pushkarev for two pieces by Astor Piazzolla and one by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
. Pushkarev is an incredibly expressive performer who doesn't just play but seems to live the music, using his entire body to channel the music.
's four-movement work, "Scheherazade,'' another composition based on fantasy, followed.
Dubbed "Scheherazade and Bolero," the program ends with the four-movement, 45-minute "Scheherazade," the familiar balletic interpretation of the "1001 Arabian Nights" folktale to music composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
From the glass-walled corner entrance, it is possible to gaze across the canal, past the Mariinsky and its fronting street to a seated statue of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
, mounted in front of the music conservatory that bears his name.
ANSWERS: 1 Canaletto; 2 A Spanish or Mexican seasoned sausage; 3 The Blackshirts; 4 Valentina Tereshkova; 5 Daniel Defoe; 6 Butterflies; 7 One Man, Two Guvnors; 8 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
; 9 The microscope; 10 Niece.
Kirklees Concert Season kicks off at Huddersfield Town Hall on Thursday, September 20, when the Orchestra of Opera North will play pieces by Russain composers Mikhail Glinka, Sergei Rachmaninov and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Manuscripts by Russia's Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
, Sergei Rachmaninov and Dmitry Shostakovich are widely represented in the archive.
The programme featured a selection of music relating to a wealth of different creatures, including Flight of the Bumblebee, an orchestral interlude written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, and music from the films Chicken Run and Jurassic Park.
Things begin with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
's Capriccio Espagnol, a lively and colorful piece that has seen hundreds of interpretations but none quite so affecting as here.
and to his own Russian roots.
Running through May 2, "Le Coq d'Or: Natalia Goncharova's Designs for the Ballets Russes" gathers 45 of Goncharova's sets and costumes for the 1914 Paris and London debut of Le Coq d'Or, a fairy-tale opera-ballet and political satire with music by the composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
. Museum visitors will be able to view her paintings, drawings, embroidered velvet robe costumes, hand-painted backdrops and floral tents for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes production.
Here, dance is but one element, along with the sumptuous designs of Bakst and the music of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
. Nijinsky, Rubenstein, and Sophie Fedorova danced the premiere at the Paris Opera on June 4, 1910.
. The Complete Sacred Choral Works.