Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade, op.35

Rimsky-Korsakov’s 1888 symphonic suite, Scheherazade, is one of his most well-known works and is based on a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales, known as Arabian Nights; these stories were framed from the perspective of Sultan Schariar’s wife, Scheherazade, who tells them to him over a thousand and one nights, eventually gaining his love (and keeping her life). Dominik Wagner’s arrangement of the work, for double bass quartet, features the theme from the third movement, entitled ‘The Young Prince and The Young Princess’.


Difficulty: ADVANCED