Rimsky-Korsakov's The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee
~ Yuja Wang
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844~1908)
Yuja Wang (b.1987)
Gvidon goes down from the shore into the sea. Out from the sea flies a bumblebee, whirling around the Swan-Bird..
Well, now, my bumblebee, go on a spree,
catch up with the ship on the sea,
go down secretly,
get deep into a crack.
Good luck, Gvidon, fly,
only do not stay long!
(The bumblebee flies away.)
~ An orchestral interlude written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for his Opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1899~1900). The magical Swan-Bird transforms Prince Gvidon into a Bumble-Bee so that he can fly away to visit his father..