Composed By – Rimski-Korsakov*
Conductor – André Previn
Engineer [Recording] – K. E.
Orchestra – London Symphony*
Producer – Peter Dellheim
Violin [Solo] – John Georgiadis (tracks: A1 to B2)
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Scheherazade, also commonly Sheherazade (Russian: ????????´??, tr.
Shekherazáda, IPA: [??x??r?’zad?]), Op. 35, is a symphonic suite composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888 and based on One Thousand and One Nights (also known as The Arabian Nights).
This orchestral work combines two features typical of Russian music and of Rimsky-Korsakov in particular: dazzling, colorful orchestration and an interest in the East, which figured greatly in the history of Imperial Russia, as well as orientalism in general.
The name ˝Scheherazade˝ refers to the main character Shahrazad of the One Thousand and One Nights.
It is considered Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular work