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Rimsky-Korsakoff, Nikolai -

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff (1844-1908) was born into an aristocratic family. He showed musical ability from an early age, but studied at the Russian Imperial Naval College in Saint Petersburg and subsequently joined the Russian Navy. It was only when he met Mily Balakirev that he began to concentrate more seriously on music. Balakirev encouraged him to compose and taught him when he was not at sea. He also met the other composers of the group that were to become known as "The Five", or "The Mighty Handful", through Balakirev. While in the navy, Rimsky-Korsakov completed a symphony, the first such piece to be composed by a Russian. He also completed his well known orchestral piece Sadko (1867) and the opera The Maid of Pskov (1872) before resigning his commission in 1873.



In 1871, despite being largely self-taught, Rimsky-Korsakov became professor of composition and orchestration at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. There he taught many composers who would later find fame, including Alexander Glazunov, Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky. He continued to be a prolific composer, producing many orchestral works, including the well known Sheherazade and Capriccio espagnol. He also wrote fifteen operas, including The Immortal Koshchei and The Tale of Tsar Saltan, the latter of which includes his most famous piece, The Flight of the Bumblebee, since arranged for all kinds of different instruments. Among his Russian Orthodox liturgical music is the a cappella Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.



In 1905 Rimsky-Korsakov was fired from his professorship in Saint Petersburg after expressing some political views the authorities disapproved of. This sparked a series of resignations by his fellow faculty members, and he was eventually reinstated. The political controversy continued with his opera Le Coq d'Or (The Golden Cockerel) (1907) which was an attack on Imperial Russia, and which was banned from performance following its premiere.



Towards the end of his life, Rimsky-Korsakov suffered from angina. He died in Lyubensk in 1908, and was interred in Tikhvin Cemetery at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery in St. Petersburg.
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Total 14 Compositions
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Series: Individual Works, Theme: miscellaneous
Orchestration: Piano, Difficulty: medium
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Series: Vocal Music (Secular), Theme: miscellaneous
Orchestration: Choir>SSA, Difficulty: medium
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Series: Individual Works, Theme: miscellaneous
Orchestration: Recorder 4, Difficulty: easy to medium
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Series: Songs (spiritual), Theme: miscellaneous
Orchestration: Choir>SATB, Difficulty: easy to medium
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Series: Songs (spiritual), Theme: miscellaneous
Orchestration: Choir>SATB, Difficulty: medium
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Series: Opera, Theme: miscellaneous
Orchestration: Clarinet B+Piano, Difficulty: medium
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Series: Songs (spiritual), Theme: miscellaneous
Orchestration: Choir>SATB, Difficulty: easy to medium
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Series: Individual Works, Theme: miscellaneous
Orchestration: Piano, Difficulty: medium to hard
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Series: Individual Works, Theme: miscellaneous
Orchestration: Piano, Difficulty: medium
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Series: Individual Works, Theme: miscellaneous
Orchestration: Piano, Difficulty: hard
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Series: Individual Works, Theme: Exercises
Orchestration: Piano, Difficulty: hard
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Series: Operas, Theme: miscellaneous
Orchestration: Solo>bass+Piano, Difficulty: medium
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Series: Individual Works, Theme: miscellaneous
Orchestration: Piano, Difficulty: hard
Notes
Series: Operas, Theme: miscellaneous
Orchestration: Solo>bass+Piano, Difficulty: medium
Total 14 Compositions