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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 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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Songs Without Words

Songs Without Words

Dan Dean

Various, Tomaso Albinoni, Antonio Vivaldi, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Hundred and Eleven Piano Hits

Hundred and Eleven Piano Hits

Cyprien Katsaris

Robert Schumann / Ludwig von Beethoven / Franz Schubert / Sergei Rachmaninoff / Claude Debussy / Johannes Brahms / Felix Mendelssohn / Johann Sebastian Bach / Richard Wagner / Tomaso Albinoni / George Gershwin / Jules Massenet / Edward Elgar / Manuel de Falla / Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov / Johann Pachelbel / Charles Gounod / Johann Strauss / Frédéric Chopin / Bizet / Ástor Piazzolla / Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Benedetto Marcello / Carl Orff / Aram Khachaturian / Fanz Liszt / Antonia Vivaldi / Kurt Weill / Georg Friederich Händel / Cyprien Katsaris / Bernstein / Mancini / Léo Delibes / Camille Saint-Saëns / Rodrigo / Gruber / Dmitri Schostakowitsch / Addinsell / Hill / Ren Guang
Prokofiev - Stavinsky - Rimsky-Korsakov: L

Prokofiev - Stavinsky - Rimsky-Korsakov: L'Esprit des Ballets Russes

Philippe Guilhon-Herbert

Stravinsky, Igor/Prokofiev, Sergej/Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai/Philippe Guilhon - Herbert