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Tale of Tsar Saltan, The [The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of his Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatïr Prince Guidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Swan-Princess (Skazka o Tsare Saltane o sïne ego slavnom i moguchem bogatïre knyaze Gvidone Saltanoviche i o prekrasnoy Tsarevne Lebedi)]locked

  • Richard Taruskin

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Opera in a prologue and four acts by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov to a libretto by Vladimir Nikolayevich Bel’sky after the imitationfolktale in verse by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin;Moscow, Solodovnikov Theatre(Savva Mamontov’s Private Russian Opera), 21 October/3 November 1900.

The Tale of Tsar Saltan, composed at Vladimir Stasov’s suggestion, was Rimsky-Korsakov’s contribution to the celebration of the Pushkin centenary(...

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