Scheherezade, Polovtsian dances, Kartinky

Rimsky-Korsakov was inspired by the tales of One Thousand and One Nights to create a loosely conceived narrative of Sinbad, the Young Prince Kalendar and the Young Princess. The stirring Polovtsian dances are a part of Borodin's opera Prince Igor. This trio of compositions with an oriental flavour is complemented by Mussorgsky's cycle, inspired by the exhibition of paintings in a single gallery. From a fairytale full of stories and the allure of a woman to an unusual tour of a gallery you are accompanied with the beautiful and passionate music of this composer. Rimsky-Korsakov was a member of the group of artists known as “The Five” or also the “Mighty Handful”. His works are frequently inspired by themes from the sphere of poetic folk art (particularly fairytales). And the magic of Křižík's fountain offers a fairytale setting.
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