Flight of the Bumble Bee

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Rimsky-Korsakov by Repin

"Flight of the Bumble Bee" is a musical composition by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for solo violin and orchestra. It was written as an interlude for his opera, The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1899-1900). The music depicts the buzzing of a bumble bee in its flight. It is a popular piece, especially with children, and is often played outside the opera as a concert piece.