September 23, 2010 § 1 Comment
Felt a sudden urge to express my feelings toward the recent reunion I had with my cello.
Wrote my all time favorite orchestration, “Scheharazade”
It’s an amazing piece with a great tale that goes with it.
Rimsky personally wrote a brief intro himself,
“The Sultan Schariar, convinced that all women are false and faithless, vowed to put to death each of his wives after the first nuptial night. But the Sultana Sheherazade saved her life by entertaining her lord with fascinating tales, told seriatim, for a thousand and one nights. The Sultan, consumed with curiosity, postponed from day to day the execution of his wife, and finally repudiated his bloody vow entirely”
Of course as a Rimsky-Korsakov fan, I must also recommend the Rimsky-Korsakoffee House! It’s a funky lil dessert place worth “experiencing”:
Rimsky-Korsakov is also cool because he taught Stravinsky.
I like him because he’s crazy.
His music is CRAZY.
Check out the Firebird (oh and it’s a ballet btw):
I’m just a smitten disturbed that his first wife was his cousin.
Piano concerto No.2.
Such a powerfully beautiful piece.
Rachmaninoff also married his cousin.. maybe it was a trend back in those days.. or maybe if you marry your cousin you get the gift of composing amazing artwork? hmm
Cello concerto No.1
As a cellist I’m ashamed to say I haven’t mastered that many cello concertos (at all!).
So this I profess! The newest cello concerto I want to master.
I never realized how much I liked the Russian composers. hmm.
Unintended self analysis is always a good surprise. hehe