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The Snow Maiden

composer
1880/1881
author of text

 
In Russia, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov drenched his glittering fairytale operas in the melodies and stories of Slavic folklore. You just know that come spring, things aren’t going to end happily-ever-after for the enchanted heroine of his 1882 opera The Snow Maiden (the clue’s in the name): for now, though, the high-kicking Dance of the tumblers sets the scene for vodka-fuelled festivities deep in old Russia.

from notes by Richard Bratby © 2016

Recordings

A Christmas Celebration
Studio Master: CDHLL7545Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Surrender - Voices of Persephone
Studio Master: SIGCD419Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Act 3: Dance of the tumblers
Excerpt: Snegurochka's Aria
Track 6 on SIGCD419 [3'44] Download only

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