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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

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1844

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1908

About the composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian: Никола́й Андре́евич Ри́мский-Ко́рсаков, Nikolaj Andreevič Rimskij-Korsakov, Russian pronunciation: , 18 March  1844, - 21 June  1908) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five. He was a master of orchestration. His best-known orchestral compositions—Capriccio Espagnol, the Russian Easter Festival Overture, and the symphonic suite Scheherazade—are staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites and excerpts from some of his 15 operas. Scheherazade is an example of his frequent use of fairy tale and folk subjects.
Rimsky-Korsakov believed, as did fellow composer Mily Balakirev and critic Vladimir Stasov, in developing a nationalistic style of classical music. This style employed Russian folk song and lore along with exotic harmonic, melodic and rhythmic elements in a practice known as musical orientalism, and eschewed traditional Western compositional methods. However, Rimsky-Korsakov appreciated Western musical techniques after he became a professor of musical composition, harmony and orchestration at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory in 1871. He undertook a rigorous three-year program of self-education and became a master of Western methods, incorporating them alongside the influences of Mikhail Glinka and fellow members of The Five. His techniques of composition and orchestration were further enriched by his exposure to the works of Richard Wagner.
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1Hymn to the Sun Popularity:

Opera: Zolotoy PetushokComposer: Rimsky-KorsakovAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Russian

Roles: Queen of Shemakha
2Vi blivaju ja snatchala Popularity:

Opera: Zolotoy PetushokComposer: Rimsky-KorsakovAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Russian

Roles: Queen of Shemakha
3Otvet' mne zorkoe svetilo Popularity:

Opera: Zolotoy PetushokComposer: Rimsky-KorsakovAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Russian

Roles: Queen of Shemakha
4Song of India Popularity:

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5Shto za stroshnaja kartino Popularity:

Opera: Zolotoy PetushokComposer: Rimsky-KorsakovAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Russian

Roles: King Dodon
6Ja vas zdes zatsem sozvad Popularity:

Opera: Zolotoy PetushokComposer: Rimsky-KorsakovAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Russian

Roles: King Dodon
7Slaven bud velikii tsar Popularity:

Opera: Zolotoy PetushokComposer: Rimsky-KorsakovAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Russian

Roles: Astrologer
8From crystal waters and misty mountains Popularity:

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9O vana illusione di gloria e grandezza Popularity:

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10Zatsjem ty znat nye ljoe bisj Popularity:

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11Canzone dell'ospite vichingo Popularity:

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12Soema nejdor krasavitsa Popularity:

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13Vot da tsjevo ja dosjla Grigori Popularity:

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