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It was dedicated to the memories of Modest Mussorgsky and Alexander Borodintwo members of the group of composers known in English as " The Five ". It is the last of what many call his three most exceptionally brilliant orchestral works, preceded by Capriccio Espagnol and Scheherazade.
The work received its premiere at a Russian symphony concert in St. Petersburg in late December The score is prefaced by two quotations from the Old and New Testaments and a third written by the composer corresponding to each of the overture's three parts. The first part is prefaced by two verses from Psalm —2 ; the second from the Gospel of Mark —6; and a third which is a description of the Easter celebration written by the composer himself.
The tunes in the overture are largely from the Russian Orthodox liturgybased on a collection of old Russian Orthodox liturgical chants called the Obikhod.
Rimsky-Korsakov said in his autobiography that he was eager to reproduce "the legendary and heathen aspect of the holiday, and the transition from the solemnity and mystery of the evening of Passion Saturday to the unbridled pagan-religious celebrations of Easter Sunday morning".
In it became mandatory for all of the Churches in Russia. The tunes that Rimsky chose from the Obikhod would carry a certain nationalistic and religious weight to them, and the Russians would absolutely know them. The second way that the piece helps to pull on the heart strings of Russians as well as express its nationalistic appeal is by drawing on Op. 36 - Rimsky Korsakov* : London Symphony Orchestra* - Conductor subject matter via word painting for the Easter Holiday.
The Russian Easter Festival Overture is mainly in sonata allegro formwith a lengthy introduction at the beginning. Throughout the piece, there are a number of prominent solo sections, featuring violin, cello, trombone, clarinet, and flute.
The opening section is written in 5 2 time, and is one of the more famous works for orchestra Op. 36 - Rimsky Korsakov* : London Symphony Orchestra* - Conductor Musiktresor Bei RTL - 12 Uhr Mittags - No Artist - RTL Chronik 1979 meter.
The final section of the piece is notated in 2 1 time, making occasional use of 3 1and is one of very few orchestral works to use either of these time signatures.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Russian Selma Lagerlöf - Die Wunderbare Reise Des Kleinen Nils Holgersson Mit Den Wildgänsen 2 Festival Overture Courtesy of Musopen. Performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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