'The Flight of the Bumble Bee' is taken from an opera of . Rimsky-Korsakov's called The Legend of Tsar Sultan , of which the story is an old Russian fairy tale, akin in some ways to our own ' King Arthur' legends. Produced in Moscow, towards the end of 1906, it is among the last of the composer's works.
The piece, illustrating the flight of the mythical bumble bee, is a brilliant solo for the flute with the slightest of accompaniments, a particularly happy example of Rimsky-Korsakov's whimsical manner.
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappetl and Co., Ltd.)
Requiem Mass for four solo voices, chorus, and orchestra
INA SOUEZ (soprano)
MARGARET McARTHUR (contralto)
HEDDLE NASH (tenor)
NORMAN WALKER (bass)
THE LEEDS FESTIVAL CHORUS
Sir THOMAS BEECHAM , Bt.
Requiem: Kyrie :
Sequence, Dies Irae:
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