The Tale of Tsar Saltan (suite), Op.57 (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay)

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, 1967. Plate 4233.
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For Piano solo ((Rimskaya-Korsakova)

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Arranger Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova (1848-1919)
Publisher. Info. St. Petersberg: V. Bessel, n.d. (ca.1904). Plate 5020
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The Tsar's Farewell and Departure (No.1)

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Arranger Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova (1848-1919)
Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: V. Bessel & Co., n.d. Plate 4867.
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Work Title Tale of Tsar Saltan
Alternative. Title Сказка о Царе Салтане
Composer Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.57
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. The Tsar's Farewell and Departure
    Introduction to Act I of the opera
  2. The Tsarina in a Barrel at Sea
    Introduction to Act II
  3. The Three Wonders (Три чуда)
    Introduction to Act IV, Scene 2
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1901
First Publication. 1901 – St. Petersburg: Bessel.
  • Full score, 71 pages. Plate 4880.
  • Piano arrangement, 25 pages. Plate 4849.

1904 – St. Petersburg: Bessel.

Average DurationAvg. Duration 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon + 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba + timpani, percussion + celesta + harp, strings
Related Works For the complete opera, see The Tale of Tsar Saltan (opera) (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay).