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"Gnome" from Pictures at an Exhibition

 

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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Music from Russian Operas

Many pieces of music from Russian operas have become much more famous in the concert hall than on the opera stage. Some of these pieces include Tchaikovsky's Waltz and Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Alexander Borodinís Polovstian Dances from Prince Igor, and Sergei Prokofievís march from The Love for Three Oranges.

Track list:
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov: Polonaise
Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla: Overture
Rimsky - Korsakov: Mlada: Procession of the Nobles
Prokofiev: Love for 3 Oranges: March
Tchaikovsky: Euguene Onegin: Waltz
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov: Polonaise
Borodin: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
Rimsky - Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Sultan: Flight of the Bumblebee

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Who is the father of Russian classical music?

Piotr Tchaikovsky

Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov

Modest Mussorgsky

Sergei Prokofiev

Mikhail Glinka


2.What fruit is in the title of a Prokofiev opera?

Apple

Banana

Grape

Orange

Strawberry


3. Alexander Borodin was a chemist who also wrote music. What is the name of Borodinís only opera?

Tsar Sultan

Eugene Onegin

Prince Igor

Russlan and Ludmilla

Boris Godunov


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