Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee

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..


  1. Wow! What a flight!

  2. red earth and pouring rainJuly 1, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    is she a celestial creature, giving such music at this age.

  3. Mind-Blowinggg performance of yuja wang!
    It made the mind harass for the moments..

    Thanks for this great posting!