POLET SHMELYA

Latest update on 26/12/2009

Artist: Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Author: Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Year: 1900

Original title of The Flight Of The Humblebee from his opera Skazko O Tsare Saltane, The Tale Of Tsar Saltan, based on a Pushkin poem. Said piece lasts but one minute and was strictly for virtuosos. Popularized by Rachmaninov's transcription of 1929.

Covers:

1930:

Vladimir Horowitz

1932:

Jascha Heifetz

1932:

Jehudi Menuhin

1940:

Harry James

1946:

Isaac Stern

1946:

Spike Jones

1946:

Freddy Martin [as Bumble Boogie]

1958:

Perez Prado

1964:

José Feliciano

1967:

Bob Dylan [one of the Basement Tapes]

1973:

Ekseption

1975:

James Galway

1978:

Muppets

1987:

King's Singers

1991:

Bobby McFerrin

1999:

Dynamic Subarashii [as Bumble Bee Twist]

2001:

Elmo & The Orchestra [in Sesame Street]

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