The Tale of Tsar Saltan

Flight of the Bumblebee (Act III, Tableau 1)

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Publisher: Petersburg: Bessel, n.d. (1901). Plate 4849.
"Flight of the Bumblebee" is an orchestral interlude written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, composed in 1899–1900. Its composition is intended to musically evoke the seemingly chaotic and rapidly changing flying pattern of a bumblebee. Despite the piece's being a rather incidental part of the opera, it is today one of the more familiar classical works because of its frequent use in popular culture.
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About The Tale of Tsar Saltan

The Tale of Tsar Saltan is an opera in four acts with a prologue by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The libretto was written by Vladimir Belsky, and is based on the poem of the same name by Aleksandr Pushkin. The opera was composed in 1899–1900 to coincide with Pushkin's centenary, and was first performed in 1900 in Moscow, Russia.
The above text from the Wikipedia article "The Tale of Tsar Saltan (opera)" text is available under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Other sub titles

ca:El vol del borinot, es:El vuelo del moscardón, fr:Le vol du bourdon, he:מעוף הדבורה, it:Il volo del calabrone (musica), nl:De vlucht van de hommel, ja:熊蜂の飛行, zh:大黃蜂的飛行

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