Monday, February 4, 2019

Dance of the Tumblers

In every new work of mine I am trying to do something that is new for me. On the one hand, I am pushed on by the thought that in this way, [my music] will retain freshness and interest, but at the same time I am prompted by my pride to think that many facets, devices, moods and styles, if not all, should be within my reach.
~Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Is this wintery? Dance of the Tumblers (sometimes called Dance of the Buffoons) from The Snow Maiden by Rimsky-Korsakov:

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