Summertime Music – Flight of the Bumblebee

Summertime Music – Flight of the Bumblebee

This isn’t the first time that Flight of the Bumblebee has featured on this piano blog, but sometimes brilliant things deserve more than one mention. In the light of the British weather finally warming up, there has never been a more appropriate time to talk about this magnificent piece of piano music. Continue reading “Summertime Music – Flight of the Bumblebee”

Flight Of the Bumblebee

Aspiring pianists everywhere aim to one day be able to play the infamous Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. This phenomenal piece of piano music is challenging for a number of reasons. The sheer speed at which it is normally played poses the biggest contest, but in order for the Flight of the Bumblebee to mimic the fast beating of a bumblebee’s wings, it really does need to be played at the speed of light. Along with the speed of the piece, it is a work of technicalities. The long chromatic passages ensure that only the most technically sound players will be able to master it!

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