Nikolaï Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade, Op. 35 (St. Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov)

From the Annecy Classic Festival 2013
Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov – conductor

Nikolaï Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) – Scheherazade, Op. 35
Symphonic Suite for Orchestra

0:55 I. The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship
10:45 II. The Story of the Kalender Prince
23:40 III. The Young Prince and the Young Princess
33:52 IV. Festival at Baghdad. The sea. The Ship breaks against a cliff surmounted by a bronze horseman

Watch the full concert:

In its fourth edition, the Annecy Festival has become a major player in the national and international cultural landscape. In residence at the 2013 Annecy Classic Festival, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with its iconic conductor Yuri Temirkanov!
Temirkanov conducts the orchestra in a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s lush Sheherazade, with its intoxicating scents and the glowing, oriental colours – a journey through One Thousand and One Nights.

Photography: Yannick Perrin