Dance of the Jesters, from The Snow Maiden – Rimsky-Korsakov (violin duo)
Title: Dance of the Jesters, from the opera The Snow Maiden
Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Of all the great nineteenth century Russian composers, none wrote for violin better than Rimsky-Korsakov. This ebullient music from his opera The Snow Maiden (not to be confused with Tchaikovsky’s incidental music for the stage play of the same name) works beautifully as a violin duet.