Song of India

Another hit song from the “Big Book of Classical Music” is done.

Everyone is sure to remember Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Song of India.” I think they played this one at prom.

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/nikolai-rimsky-korsakov-mn0000250057/biography

Taj Mahal in morning light. Located in Agra, India.

Nikolai Would be Proud

This one was written by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), and is called Sheherezade:

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Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (March 18, 1844, Tikhvin – June 21, 1908) Lyubensk, Saint Petersburg Governorate) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five. He was a master of orchestration. His best-known orchestral compositions—Capriccio Espagnol, the Russian Easter Festival Overture, and the symphonic suite Scheherazade—are staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites and excerpts from some of his 15 operas. Scheherazade is an example of his frequent use of fairy-tale and folk subjects.

For more on the composer:
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Scheherazade-by-Rimsky-Korsakov

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