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Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)


“Don’t make me listen to all these horrors or I shall end up liking them!” – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Along with Borodin and Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov was a member of the influential circle of Russian composers known as “The Mighty Five”. Young men at the time of the group’s formation, they were all self-trained amateurs for whom music was, at least to begin with, a secondary profession. Of the five, Rimsky-Korsakov arguably left the greatest mark, with several of his most celebrated works, like the ever popular Scheherazade and Capriccio Espagnol, becoming staples of the orchestral repertoire.

Scheherazade, Op. 35, 1st Movement, played by the Moscow City Symphony, conducted by Dmitri Jurowski

Rimsky-Korsakov was born near Tikhvin, in Novgorod Province, a town steeped in Russian folk heritage and rich in cultural traditions. He had an elder brother, Voin, 22 years his senior, and came from an aristocratic family. Both his parents were amateur musicians and spotted Rimsky-Korsakov’s talent quickly…

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