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    Default Looking for stuff similar to Rimsky-Korsakov's "Hindu song" from the opera "Sadko"

    Hello !

    Does anyone know of anything like The Hindu Guest in Sadko by Rimsky-Korsakov?
    I also really like Sheherazade.

    So, I suppose I'm lookgin for classical music with oriental influences.

    Any ideas? thanks

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    Carl Nielsen's Aladdin Suite is full of this sort of good old, 'naive' exoticism. The Marketplace movement has different kinds of music playing at once, which is a pretty modern touch, and nicely evocative of a bustling place where different cultures meet. (See the video's information for movement titles etc)





    If you enjoy those Rimsky-Korsakov works, you'll probably enjoy Borodin's "From the steppes of Central Asia". It paints the picture of a Russian caravan (symbolized by a Russian melody) meeting an Oriental caravan (symbolized by an 'oriental' melody). It's not as heavy on the orientalism as something like Scheherazade (which is a much longer work anyway), but it's a beautiful piece of music.
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    Glazunov should have works like Hindu song. I can't remember right now; And Ippolitov Ivanov, like Turkish Fragments, Op. 62 (first two movemensts), plus Khachaturian's Dance of the girls.

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    The Russians seemed to be good at this, didn't they? There is also Balakirev's Islamey - the original is for solo piano but the orchestrated version sounds more 'exotic'. Then there are the 'danse arabe' and the 'danse chinoise' from the Nutcracker.

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    I would advise seeking out the music of these composers:

    Arensky
    Borodin
    Grechaninov
    Ippolitov-Ivanov (his Caucasian Sketches are in the vein of Rimsky's Sheherazade)
    Kallinnikov
    Lyadov
    Lyapunov
    Stravinsky (very early works)
    Taneyev

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    A few more; at least the first 4 are highly recommended:

    Szymanowski: Roxana´s Song from "King Roger": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfoItsjnXd4

    Roussel: Evocations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nR7SxXV00U

    Tcherepnin: Piano Cto no.4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-s52cSAZrk

    Respighi: Belkis Suite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FBlL...45F04&index=14



    Hovhaness: Vishnu Symphony (one of his most interesting works, but experimental): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo1lW...e=results_main

    Glazunov: Orientale for String Quartet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjSgMB37D9k

    Maurice Delage: 4 Poemes Hindous http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4XFpjp-4ng

    Glazunov: Oriental Rhapsody http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaoAaH49Uto

    Hovhaness: Piano Concerto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqFu2DVzQ_0

    Aaron Avshalomov: Piano Concerto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OlJaf8qpt4


    Also:

    Hovhaness: St.Vartan Symphony;
    Ludolf Nielsen: Lakschmi Suite;
    Ravel: Sheherazade
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    Passages - a collaboration of Ravi Shankar (Indian) and Philip Glass (American)

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    On a lighter note: Ketelbey - In a Persian market.
    Allüberall und ewig blauen licht die Fernen! Ewig ... ewig ...

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    • Also, check out Hovhaness, Lou Harrison, and Henry Cowell's Ongaku.



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    Alexander Serov's Opera "Judith"
    Indian (Hindu) Song (act IV).
    David A. Hollingsworth (dholling)

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    I suggest Stravinsky's early opera Le Rossignol. The fairy tale takes place in China, so there's bound to be oriental influences.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDQH...8C2B257AD360E7
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    Yay, another Rimsky-Korsakov fan!

    I would suggest:

    Piano Concerto No. 1 - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxhcmoftUN8

    In the Steppes of Central Asia - Alexander Borodin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq4bOmxKVQQ

    and if you haven't heard it yet, somehow:
    Polovtsian Dances - Alexander Borodin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mOPkNUVPmI
    Last edited by musicrom; Oct-06-2014 at 18:46.
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