The musical picture Sadko tells the story of a seafaring hero who is obliged to entertain Neptune at his court with music. Dancing water-spirits evoke a terrible storm from which Sadko only manages to escape with his life thanks to Saint Nicholas.
Further attractions are to be found on the B side, namely the pre-revolutionary march Dubinushka (“The little oak stick”), and of course the immensely popular Flight of the Bumble-Bee which is sheer magic in this full orchestral version.
If by now your mouth is watering for a taste of these Russian delicacies, just help yourself!
Christmas Eve – Suite
Sadko – Musical picture, Op.5
The flight of the bumble-bee (from “The Tale of Tsar Saltan”)
Dubinushka, Op. 62