Flight of the Bumblebee is piece written for the orchestra by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, composed in 1899–1900. I have seen this as a movie at my grandmother's house many times. It describes a magic Swan Bird who changes Prince Gvidon Saltanovich (the Tsar's son) into an insect so that he can fly away to visit his father (who does not know that he is alive). He stings his evil Aunt (his mother's sisters) in the eye. The swan later turns the prince into a bumblebee and he stings his other evil aunt in the eye. The aunts get kicked out of the palace and the prince visits the king and the family lives happily ever after.
Sarah played Fur Elise by Beethoven. Nobody really know who Elise is, but they think that he misspelled her name and it was really meant for Therese. To read more about Beethoven, you can visit Miriam's blog who also plays this piece.
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