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. – Yuja Wang

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