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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Scheherazade

Scheherazade, painting by Leon Bakst Painting by Leon Bakst - Wikimedia Commons

In 1874, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov traveled to the northern coast of the Black Sea. The trip left a lasting impression on the composer; he was intoxicated by the Arabic and Turkish music he heard on the streets and in coffee houses. On this episode of Performance Today, we hear these exotic impressions in a concert performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.

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