Concert band - Grade 4
Composed by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Arranged by J. Willems. Arrangements of Classical Compositions. Classic Arrangement. Recorded on Autumn Leaves (ML.311054720). Full set. Duration 8 minutes, 32 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.012424060).
Item Number: ML.012424060
This opera in three acts is based on a libretto by Jaroslav Kvapil inspired by the play 'The sunken bell' by the German playwright Gerhard Hauptmann. It tells a tragical story, similar to the 'Undine' legend: a water nymph, Rusalka, wants to become a human being because she has fallen in love with a prince. She can only survive by kissing the prince thus causing his death. Besides the famous aria 'Rusalka's sing to the moon' from the first act, this intermezzo from the second act definitely deserves to be better known.