(Le vol de l'abeille)
for large orchestra
Product number: LS 4519-01
Edition: Performance material
Igor Stravinsky composed his Scherzo fantastique with inspiration from La vie des abeilles [The Life of the Bee] by Maurice Maeterlinck, who was an enthusiastic beekeeper. It is also likely that the 26-year-old Stravinsky was influenced by The Flight of the Bumblebee by his teacher Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov – an almost literal quotation of this work actually appears in the recapitulation. By nature, the piece is a true perpetuum mobile, with its note repetitions, and chromatic and diatonic semiquaver runs, set off by a colorful instrumentation and catchy cantilenas in the central dolce espressivo section.
Picc. · 3 · 2 · Engl. Hr. · 3 · Bassklar. · 2 · Kfg. - 4 · 3 (auch Alttrp. in F) · 0 · 0 - S. (Beck.) - 3 Hfn. · Cel. - Str.