Rimsky-Korsakov (Cziffra) – Flight of the Bumblebee – Wang, Piano

Flight of the Bumblebee is an orchestral interlude written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, composed in 1899–1900. Its composition is intended to musically evoke the seemingly chaotic and rapidly changing flying pattern of a bumblebee. Despite the piece’s being a rather incidental part of the opera, it is today one of the more familiar classical works because of its frequent use in popular culture. Yuja Wang is playing Cziffra’s transcription.

Others transcriptions played by Yuja Wang

Strauss II / Cziffra, Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

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Flight of the Bumblebee, other performance:

Georges Cziffra

Flight of the Bumblebee in popular culture

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