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Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture

O czar Alexandre mostrou-se ofendido com a citação direta de cânticos ortodoxos russos nesta obra. Certo é que Rimsky-Korsakov aplica aqui toda a sua criatividade, sobretudo na escrita orquestral.
A Páscoa russa no século XIX era assim:




A concert overture by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), based on themes from Russian Orthodox liturgical chant. In particular, Rimsky-Korsakov uses chant melodies from the "Obikhod" collection, referencing a number of biblical passages including Psalm 68 and Mark 16. The intention in this overture is not devotional - indeed, Rimsky-Korsakov was an atheist - but he attempted to capture "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" (quoted from the composer's autobiography). The piece is also notable for its use of the unusual 5/2 and 3/1 time signatures.

This recording was made by conductor Jos van Immerseel and the Anima Eterna Orchestra, which plays on period instruments.

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